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USF President Judy Genshaft tells FL Legislature she's OK with higher STEM tuition listen

01/18/12 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Florida House Committee on Education is considering how to increase the number of state university students who pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft told the committee this morning USF is one of the state’s leaders in STEM disciplines.

Some Legislators hope to boost the number of students in STEM programs. They say the science fields better prepare students for employment after graduation than, for example, t...

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USF students and faculty celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. listen

01/12/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Thursday afternoon the University of South Florida kicked off their 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior commemorative week. Two guest speakers were experts on the Freedom Riders, a civil rights activism group that Dr. King supported. One of them, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Junior was one of the students who rode public buses through the segregated South in the early 1960s. And he was with King on the morning he was shot in Memphis.

"I got on the plane five hou...

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New USF medical learning center to create 55 jobs in Tampa with more to come listen

01/09/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Next month a medical simulation and teaching center will open in Tampa and bring with it 100 jobs. In a press conference this morning, local leaders say they expect the facility to make the Tampa Bay area more economically competitive.

Only 55 of the 100 jobs the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation will bring to Tampa are new – 45 will be transferred from the University of South Florida. But member of Congress [Kathy Castor...

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SDS formally demands tuition freeze from USF administration listen

11/19/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday

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Members of the University of South Florida administration say they were relieved to see that only five people from Students for a Democratic Society attended a meeting in the Marshall Center this morning. SDS at USF said they want a more diplomatic approach in their ongoing demands for a tuition freeze.

Last week about fifty members of [Occupy USF](https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occ...

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USF students honor fallen transgender people listen

11/17/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Transgender individuals suffer from high rates of unemployment an even homelessness. Those challenges, combined with prejudice, puts this group at a higher risk of both suicide and violence. An LGBT advocacy group held a memorial at USF Tampa Wednesday night for all those who have lost their lives due to being transgender.

Gianna Love is a transgender individual. She’s been taking hormones since she was 17. Prior to that, she struggled with a devoutly religious family who demonized her...

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Occupy USF organizers demand tuition freeze listen

11/10/11 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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University of South Florida students are continuing to protest against 15 percent tuition hikes. A crowd of fifty Occupy USF protesters marched across campus to demand a tuition freeze on November 9. Students gathered in front of Cooper Hall and then marched to Patel Center to meet with university officials and administration. Some demonstrators demanded the resignation of USF President Judy Genshaft. Students chanted “Judy got paid off, we got ripped off,” “Hey, ho, tuition hikes have ...

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USF ponders the politics of the Armenian Genocide listen

11/07/11 Atecia Robinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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When a country deals with a dark chapter in its past, like genocide, there are questions about reparations for people directly and indirectly affected. At the USF Library, Taner Akcam gave the keynote speech in a symposium hosted by USF libraries Holocaust and Genocide center on the denial of the Armenian Genocide and the Turkish national security policy of Turkey.

Akcam is a professor of Armenian g...

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USF forms its own Occupy group. Its focus? Tuition listen

11/03/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Occupy Tampa now has an ally at the area’s largest university. Occupy USF, which is partnering with the school’s newly-formed chapter of Students for a Democratic Society.

Dozens of USF students used the human microphone during a teach-in promoting the nascent Occupy USF movement. Dani Leppo, an SDS organizer, said there are a lot of parallels between college students and the general public as the job market remains stagnant.

She said a key driver for the movement is the 15 percent ...

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Awake the State starts a one-year goal of awaking voters listen

11/02/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The 2012 elections are only twelve months away and a progressive-leaning group is beginning the process of getting voters informed and to the polls. About 100 advocates rallied last night in Tampa in one of 15 Awake the State demonstrations across Florida.

Fewer than 70,000 votes could have changed the course of last year's race for Florida governor. Supporters of Awake the State are hoping to avoid any more near misses by driving voter turnout. Vera Chapman v...

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Water managers: shortages need to be addressed, and can be listen

11/01/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Florida may not be facing an immediate water crisis, but ongoing water restrictions and ever-receding water levels in lakes and rivers shows there is still cause for concern. Today at USF’s Patel School of Global Sustainability, water management professionals brainstormed how to make consumption more efficient. Addressing the problem might wreak a little havoc at first but the school’s director, Dr. Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, said without the initial burden, changes...

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