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Demonstrators rally outside courthouse to call for dropped charges for pro-Palestine USF protestors

Listen: A Pro-Palestine demonstration at the University of South Florida resulted in 13 arrests last month. Activists rallied outside of a Tampa courthouse Tuesday to demand charges be dropped. “Hey hey, ho ho, these charges...

Pro-Palestine demonstrators arrested at University of South Florida

Listen: Activists clashed with police at the University of South Florida Monday as they set up an encampment near the middle of campus. They’re joining college activists nationwide protesting the Israel/Hamas war. “From the river...

A federal judge weighs Florida’s effort to disband pro-Palestine groups at two state universities, saying “words have consequences”

A judge heard arguments in a challenge to Florida officials’ efforts to disband the pro-Palestine student group SJP at two universities.

Felony charges dropped against USF protestors ‘The Tampa Five’

Five demonstrators, known as the “Tampa 5”, will avoid jail time after a long legal process stemming from a clash with police at USF.
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Tampa 5 protestors talk about nationwide support, free speech in Florida and more

July selection starts on Dec. 12 in the trial of the Tampa 5 protesters, five women facing a mix of misdemeanor and felony charges including disrupting a school or campus function and resisting an officer...
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New survey reveals most Americans support military aid to Israel, humanitarian aid to Palestinians

Most Americans support providing military aid to Israel but oppose committing American troops to fight directly against Hamas.
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USF faculty sue Florida over its new ‘arbitration ban’

Laid-off University of South Florida faculty members & unions have challenged the constitutionality of a new state law giving university presidents the final say in employment disputes.
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Class action approved for students trying to get fees back from USF after COVID-19 shutdown

A judge has certified a class action in a lawsuit on whether the University of South Florida should return student fees after the COVID-19 campus shutdown.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Thursday, July 13th, 2023

USF community members arrested during protests receive more time to prepare for trial Members of the University of South Florida community who were arrested on campus in March, known as the Tampa 5, were in...
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Talking declining Black enrollment at USF, and the Green Party’s chances in Florida

On today’s edition of The Skinny WMNF Tampa 88.5-FM, we’re joined by reps for Black Faculty and Staff Association at University of South Florida—Geveryl Robinson, Vice President-Faculty Liaison for BFSA and Dr. Frank Pyrtle ,...

University of South Florida protestors face court date, felony charges

Listen: Three of the demonstrators arrested after a protest at the University of South Florida faced their first court date today. Before their arraignment, they rallied with supporters outside the courthouse. About 20 demonstrators demanded...

University of South Florida criminology professor debuts true crime series

  Listen: A University of South Florida criminology professor is featured in a new true crime docuseries. WMNF reports that the Tampa professor wants to shed light on why killers kill. The Lesson is Murder...

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