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USFSP librarian arrested on child pornography charges

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A University of South Florida St. Petersburg librarian was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. James Anthony Schnur, 51, is facing 10 charges of possession of child pornography and two charges for the prohibition of certain acts in connection with obscene materials. According to PCSO records, his bond is set at more than $1 million. Deputies said they started investigating Schnur in January after getting a tip about him having the obscene material,…

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USFSP names new vice chancellor for advancement

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Deborah Read will take over as Vice Chancellor for Advancement at USF St. Petersburg, the university announced Friday. Read was appointed by USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska and joins the school from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, where she worked as vice president for university advancement and CEO of the Cal Poly Foundation. “Deborah brings extensive experience to her role, having served as a major gifts officer for nearly 20 years at public and private…

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USF St. Pete ranks in Top 25, US News & World Report Says

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USF St. Petersburg is once again among the Top 25 Southern regional public universities, according to new rankings just released by U.S. News & World Report. In its “2017 Best Colleges Rankings,” USFSP landed at No. 24. Criteria for the rankings include graduation and first-year student retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, and graduation rate performance. The most heavily weighted measures are graduation and retention rates, and academic reputation. USFSP is ranked at No.…

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Charlie Crist was 45 minutes late to the Speech of His Life because…he was boating?

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On Thursday, Charlie Crist needed to deliver the Speech of His Life when announced he was dropping out of the GOP primary to run with No Party Affiliation. The entire political world was watching.  TV trucks were backed up along Beach Drive.  CNN’s Candy Crowley was ready to go live to The Situation Room. Chris Matthews wanted to lead off Hardball with a shot from St. Pete. But when five o’clock struck, the Governor was nowhere to be found.  Michelle…

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To run or not to run? Bill Heller faces a decision in H-52

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From The Buzz: Former USF St Pete Dean Bill Heller looks to many Democrats like a dream candidate for recapturing state House District 52, now held by Frank Farkas. But despite heavy recruiting from Betty Castor and others, Heller has not yet decided to run. Meanwhile Republican frontrunner Angelo Cappelli says he gave the dean a little warning a few weeks ago. “I told him, ‘If you run against me, make sure you know I’m bringing everything I have to…

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