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Oracle: USF administration considers anti-bias education module for incoming students in response to Black Student Union demands

USF’s Dean of Students Office is considering the purchase of a module on anti-bias from the education technology company EverFi as a requirement for incoming USF students.

December 1, 2020Student, University Efforts

Oracle: USF takes first step toward acknowledging campus’ impacts on Indigenous tribes

The Department of Anthropology is opening doors for a better relationship with Indigenous people by releasing the USF Land Acknowledgement statement, the first of many future efforts to advocate for solidarity and avoid Indigenous historical erasure.

November 30, 2020University Efforts

AP: Florida college says its campus belonged to Native American

The University of South Florida acknowledged this week that its campus in Tampa is located on land once occupied by the Seminole people and other Native Americans.

November 26, 2020University Efforts

Tampa Bay Times: At USF, a Thanksgiving week acknowledgment: Campus land belonged to tribes

The University of South Florida’s anthropology department formally acknowledged that the land on which the university is situated was once home to the Seminole people, as well as other Indigenous groups such as the Calusa and Tocobaga.

November 25, 2020University Efforts

Oracle: Award-winning author speaks about tackling racism from within, promoting systemic change

New York Times bestseller and National Book Award-winning author Ibram X. Kendi shared his insights about race, anti-racism and the power of change during Wednesday’s Frontier Forum lecture series.

November 19, 2020Community Engagement

Oracle: USF to launch diversity, anti-racism, equity dashboard

The goal of the dashboard is to bridge metrics with experience in terms of equality and anti-racism, and use the resulting data to set goals for students, faculty and administration to increase academic and professional success.

November 17, 2020University Efforts

Sapiens: Black and Indigenous Storytelling as Counter-History

Watch the webinar, in which panelists explore storytelling through artifacts, cultural landscapes, comics, graphic novels, and video games as a means of counter-history, illuminating new ways of imagining pasts, presents, and futures for Black and Indigenous people.

November 11, 2020Research and Funding

83 Degrees: Black Leadership Network at USF champions professional development, builds community

USF's Black Leadership Network is a membership-based group established in 2017 that focuses on enhancing educational and leadership opportunities for the university's Black and African American students.

November 10, 2020Community Engagement, Student

Oracle: CAS Diversity Committee nears restart

The CAS Faculty Council worked to reconstitute the CAS Diversity Committee in a way that will have “comprehensive support” from other committees within the college

November 10, 2020Sarasota-Manatee Campus, St. Petersburg Campus, Tampa Campus

WUSF: Manatee County Commissioners Declare Racism A Public Health Crisis

Manatee County commissioners say their new "Declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis" is the first step in acknowledging and addressing racial disparity.

November 10, 2020Community Engagement

Tampa Bay Times: USF faculty passed a resolution condemning racism. The vote was close.

The Faculty Senate largely agreed the university could take a stronger stand against racism. But they disagreed on how to say that.

November 7, 2020University Efforts

TBBJ: City of St. Pete donates $125,000 to USF for diversity efforts

The city of St. Petersburg has given $125,000 to a University of South Florida endowment that supports students of color in its College of Marine Science.

November 2, 2020Community Engagement, Research and Funding, St. Petersburg Campus

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