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12 doctors from USF headed to Puerto Rico to aid relief efforts

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A dozen doctors from the University of South Florida (USF) will do their part to aid Puerto Rico in its time of crisis following Hurricane Maria’s devastating impact on the island twelve days ago.

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Joe Henderson: Bad timing for USF money request

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The medical school and heart institute being built by the University of South Florida in downtown Tampa is ambitious and more than a little bold. It can be major step in the ongoing re-invention of the city’s urban core. Speaking of bold, that’s the word that came to mind after reading the News Service of Florida story about how USF plans to ask state lawmakers for an additional $21 million next year to complete funding for the school. That’s on…

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USF to seek state money as med school moves ahead

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The University of South Florida will ask lawmakers for an additional $21 million to complete funding for its downtown Tampa medical school and heart institute.

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Judy Genshaft says USF has reached ‘pre-eminence’

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Before this spring, most of the public had never heard of the term “pre-eminence” for Florida’s University System. But discerning observers in Tampa got a crash course in May after an education conforming bill in the Legislature changed the number of benchmarks required to achieve the lofty status of pre-eminence, costing the University of South Florida some $15 million.

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Joe Henderson: Bottom line for USF — Close, but no pre-eminence status

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Florida State Senate President Joe Negron continues to insist there was no dark conspiracy to deny pre-eminent status to the University of South Florida. He swears on a stack of legal briefs that state graduation guidelines weren’t changed at the last minute just to make sure USF wouldn’t qualify. As we now know, this is not a small thing. By failing to achieve the pre-eminent designation, USF missed out on millions of dollars — money the state’s flagship schools in…

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Polk County civil rights activists sue USF over public records

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A Winter Garden civil-rights activist group is suing the University of South Florida over access to public records. Among the requests made by the Poor and Minority Justice Association Inc. (PMJA) to the USF board of trustees include University President Judy Genshaft‘s travel expenses, police use of derogatory words and others. According to its website, PMJA, is a nonprofit civil-rights group founded in 2012 to protect minority communities in Polk County from “profiling, harassment and abuse by police” and to…

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Tampa Bay History Center unveils $11 million expansion

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Officials with the Tampa Bay History Center announced Wednesday that the eight-year-old Channelside-based museum will soon undergo an 8,500-square-foot expansion that will include a 60-foot replica sailing vessel and a new center for cartographic education that will hold more than 6,000 maps dating back to the New World. Construction on the $11 million expansion begins next month, with completion scheduled to be completed by next fall. “The vision of expanding the facility (began) when we opened eight years ago,” said Steve Raney,…

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