Community advocates for preservation of untouched land, seeks action from university

As concerns grow regarding the protection of USF’s Forest Preserve against future development, community members are rolling up their sleeves to make sure their voices are heard and the land remains untouched for years to come. The Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to begin investigations on […]

Faculty Success Initiative plans to expand resources and support

Coming up on the two-year anniversary of its creation, USF’s Faculty Success Workgroup is turning its research on how to improve the faculty experience into initiatives to create more paths to faculty success. The Faculty Success Workgroup, created in May 2019 by Provost Ralph Wilcox and led by co-chairs Vice […]

Graduates’ names to be read at spring in-person graduation ceremonies after backlash

After overwhelming dissent, USF President Steven Currall announced Wednesday afternoon that graduates will be able to stand and have their names read aloud during the in-person spring commencement ceremonies. The change, made two days after the university announced plans to hold in-person graduation ceremonies at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, […]

USF to start distributing $17.4 million in emergency relief funds to eligible students

More financial assistance is on the way as USF prepares to disburse $17.4 million in emergency financial aid grants to eligible students with “exceptional financial need” caused by the pandemic. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act was signed Dec. 27 by former President Donald Trump, allocating $21.2 billion […]