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Tampa Bay area schools to close ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall

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Many area schools and colleges in the Tampa Bay area have announced plans to shut down ahead of Hurricane Irma’s Florida landfall this weekend.

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University of Tampa boots prof who blames Harvey on GOP

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The University of Tampa has fired a visiting assistant professor who suggested in a tweet that Hurricane Harvey’s destruction is “instant karma” for Texas because it voted Republican.

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Darden Rice named outstanding ‘green’ elected official

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St. Petersburg Council member Darden Rice has been named the outstanding green elected official by the U.S. Green Building Council Florida Gulf Coast Region. The nonprofit organization’s seventh annual LEEDership Awards celebration earlier this month recognized and honored outstanding projects, businesses, volunteers and individuals, and instrumental Chapter members who are LEEDing the way to a more sustainable built environment in the Florida Gulf Coast community. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building certification program that recognizes…

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Dana Young’s voting record blasted by her SD 18 opponents in debate

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Debating for the first time in the state Senate District 18 race, South Tampa Republican Dana Young had her voting record pummeled by her three more-liberal male opponents at the Reeves Theatre on the University of Tampa campus Wednesday. Young has maintained a fairly conservative record in her six years representing House District 60, a record her Democratic first-time opponent, Bob Buseing, has said is out of the mainstream of the voters in SD 18 which, like HD 60, encompasses South Tampa and much of…

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Former University of Tampa student suing for breach of contract after ‘unfair’ expulsion; second such suit in two years

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The University of Tampa may be starting to develop a reputation for unscrupulous expulsion practices. The private university, located in Downtown Tampa, is being sued by 35-year-old former student Tara Gunter for breach of contract following what Gunter describes as an “unfair” expulsion. According to the 403-page suit, Gunter was an “exemplary” student in UT’s Masters of Nursing program from 2011 to 2015. Three days away from finishing the program, which concluded Aug. 14, 2015, Gunter received a letter from the school’s nursing director, Cathy Kessenich, and…

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Danny Alvarez appointed to Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority

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On Friday, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Daniel Alvarez and the reappointment of Rebecca Smith to the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority. Alvarez, of Seffner, is a managing member of The Alvarez Legal Group and an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa. He is the current Tampa Hispanic Heritage Hispanic Man of the Year. He previously served as a member of the Hillsborough Children’s Services Advisory Board. He succeeds Curtis Stokes and is appointed for a term beginning October…

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