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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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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 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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Students protest higher tuition at USF

10/10/11 Robert Lorei
Last Call Monday
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Coming up next we'll talk with several members of the newly formed local chapter of Students for a Democratic Society. The group is working toward establishing a student referendum on tuition increases at the University of South Florida. Our guests are: Carl Uhl and Marisol Marquez.

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SDS protests against new tuition hikes at USF Tampa listen

10/04/11 Alessandra Da Pra
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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About 50 University of South Florida students voiced their discontent and unrest over tuition hikes during a march at the USF Tampa campus today.It was organized by Students for a Democratic Society, a national movement with over 100 chapters in the United States.

Tuition fee increases are nothing new, but students coming back to school this Fall semester were greeted by a bitter surprise: that is a 15 percent tuition hike. And that...

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