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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.
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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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The Scoop: WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Monday, March 27th, 2023

The Scoop: WMNF's daily digest of news headlines for Monday, March 27th, 2023 with Sean Kinane

Gov. DeSantis holds roundtable attacking diversity in state universities

Governor Ron DeSantis held a press conference in West Palm Beach as a bill that takes aim at diversity programs in universities is being heard in the legislature today. Florida House bill 999 prohibits fields...

WMNF’s daily digest of news headlines for Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

Castor wins Tampa election Tampa Mayor Jane Castor easily won reelection yesterday. But 20% of valid votes went to write-in candidate, Belinda Noah. In City Council races, some Castor allies didn’t fare well. Incumbent Bill...

Thousands of Florida students have been committed under the Baker Act

Florida had 5,077 incidents of students being involuntarily committed under a mental-health law, the Baker Act, during the past school year.

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