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Crow's Nest: Diversity committee resigns in stinging rebuke of administration

All six members of the Diversity Committee at USF Tampa’s College of Arts and Sciences have resigned in a scorching letter to President Steve Currall, Provost Ralph Wilcox and Arts and Sciences Dean Eric Eisenberg.

September 9, 2020Tampa Campus, University Efforts

USF News: USF selects 23 research projects for funding in anti-racism effort

From medicine to marketing to engineering, university researchers will work with community partners to address long-standing disparities and roadblocks to equity.

September 9, 2020Research and Funding, University Efforts

TBBJ: USF ranks among top in the nation for reducing inequality, outlining a potential rise on a national stage

The Times Higher Education has ranked USF as the No. 1 school in Florida for reducing inequalities and No. 6 in the nation for the same category in its annual World University Rankings list.

September 8, 2020Honors and Awards, University Efforts

Washington Post: New College Board curriculum puts the African diaspora in the spotlight

As the country grapples with issues raised by the emerging racial justice movement, the influential College Board is launching an ambitious national curriculum on race with an Advanced Placement program on the African diaspora.

September 7, 2020Curriculum

Weekly Challenger: USFSP task force on diversity and inclusion seeks campus-community collaboration to address racial inequities

USF’s St. Petersburg campus is working to bridge efforts between the university and the greater community to address pervasive racial inequities.

September 4, 2020St. Petersburg Campus

USF News: USF criminology professor to provide oversight of implementation of new Tampa Police policies designed to improve community relations

The city of Tampa and USF Criminology Professor Bryanna Fox have agreed to a formal 18-month partnership following her leadership on Mayor Jane Castor’s Community Task Force on Policing.

September 2, 2020Community Engagement

Oracle: USF tackles systemic racism with resources, dialogue, programs

From launching a half-million dollar research fund to engaging the community in thought-provoking group discussions, the university is working toward addressing systemic and societal racism at its roots through the investment of educational resources within and beyond the campus’ borders.

August 24, 2020Community Engagement, Student, University Efforts

USF News: Black Lives & the Police Forum

This dynamic forum discusses the history and intersection of the police use of excessive force and the black community in the United States of America. This forum also discusses ideas on what can be done to effect positive societal change in how the black community is treated by the police.

August 11, 2020Community Engagement

Crow's Nest: Currall pledges to address racism, expand diversity efforts

USF President Steve Currall sent out a letter Tuesday pledging university-wide action to “address societal racism.”

August 10, 2020St. Petersburg Campus, University Efforts

TBBJ: USF increases its focus on diversity by naming new adviser to university leaders

Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, associate professor of sociology, will serve in a newly created role of senior advisor to the president and provost on diversity and inclusion.

August 6, 2020University Efforts

Tampa Bay Times: USF’s plan to address racism: New leaders, better recruiting, campus forums and more

The University of South Florida will take a series of actions to address systemic racism on campus, President Steve Currall announced, responding to recent protests and calls for the university to step up its efforts on the issue.

August 4, 2020University Efforts

USF News: USF names new Florida College Access Network executive director

An independent, statewide network, FCAN represents a cross-section of more than 700 organizations and institutions devoted to improving college access and success for minorities and other students underrepresented in higher education.

July 29, 2020University Efforts

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