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USF student Senate recommends undocumented Florida residents get in-state tuition rate listen

11/13/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The Student Senate at the University of South Florida is recommending to the school’s Board of Trustees that undocumented immigrants living in Florida receive in-state tuition.

The Senate voted Tuesday night on a resolution supported by Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS.

WMNF interviewed Marisol Márquez, a member of Raices en Tampa and Gage Lacharite, a USF student and president of SDS.

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"This is just another SU meeting however this SU meeting they passed...

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Rallies in St Pete and Tampa for justice for Trayvon Martin after not guilty verdict listen

07/15/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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People furious with George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict protested on both sides of Tampa Bay Sunday.

About fifty activists chanted and held signs on the four corners of a busy South St. Petersburg intersection early in the afternoon.

And a few hours later nearly 200 marched from downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park to the Federal Courthouse and back.

Despite the 90 degree heat, many in the long line of marchers in Tampa are wearing hooded sweatshirts like the one...

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USF students demand no more tuition hikes, they sit in for the 4th Friday in a row listen

04/12/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Some USF students have been staging sit-ins at the University of South Florida in Tampa for four Fridays in a row. Even though the group today was small, they were still demanding that the USF president start working with them to meet their list of demands.

The group piles into the Patel Center lobby every Friday at lunchtime. They stay until the building is about to close and the last employees are going home. But Students like Matthew Hastings most want to talk to is president Judy Ge...

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Interview with student sitting in at USF Tampa listen

04/05/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Friday on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida several students held what they’re calling a weekly occupation of the Patel Center.

That building houses the offices of university president Judy Genshaft and other administrators.

We spoke live on the phone by Danielle Leppo with Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society.

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USF students ask school to take steps to end rape culture listen

11/30/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Two rapes were reported on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida last month and still have not been solved. A group of students is asking the school to incorporate a program that would rein in what they call rape culture.

The students rallied for the first time yesterday afternoon in front of the busy Marshall Student Services Center. As people passed, members of Students for a Democratic Society including President Dani Leppo, gathered petition si...

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Tampa Bay area college students march for peace on anniversary of invasion of Afghanistan listen

10/08/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The war in Afghanistan is now in its twelfth year and some students in the Tampa Bay area have had enough. Ten members of Students for a Democratic Society, or SDS, rallied at USF Tampa today to speak out against the continued occupation of Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern countries. Matthew Hastings said the military spending can be better used to fund public education.

“Well, if we’re spending trillions of dollars to maintain a military that is fighting overseas, we’re not g...

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USF students stand in solidarity with the Trayvon Martin family and rally against racism listen

04/05/12 Liz McKibbon
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Public outcry continues as a result of the shooting of Trayvon Martin earlier this year. Yesterday, a group of USF students rallied together in solidarity with the family. They focused on broader issues of race, still prevalent in American society.

Twelve students gathered on the USF Martin Luther King Plaza, on the 44th anniversary of his assassination. The students held signs reading, “Ju...

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USF students protest budget cuts on both sides of the Bay listen

03/01/12 Janelle Irwin & Samuel Johnson
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Occupy Education, an off-shoot of the Occupy Movement, called for a national day of action today demanding legislation that would increase educational spending instead of cutting budgets. At the University of California, Santa Cruz, student protesters shut down most of the campus. Students at USF campuses in Tampa and St. Pete held events today in solidarity with that effort. Students at both campu...

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The Republican Presidential candidates meet opposition at USF debate listen

01/24/12 Atecia Robinson
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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The Republican Presidential debate at the University of South Florida was crucial for those four candidates, but many groups oppose their agenda. Hundreds flooded the campus to fight back against the positions of candidates on immigration, LGBT issues and tuition hikes.

Outside USF’s administration building more than 200 people held up signs. Some shouted speeches through bullhorns before marching to the site of the debate. The groups were greeted and riled up by D...

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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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