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St. Petersburg higher education institutions form consortium to address racial inequities

In an effort to create an action plan to dismantle racial hierarchies on college campuses, representatives from four universities in the St. Petersburg area, including the USF St. Pete campus, are forming a consortium to address racial disparities.

June 15, 2021Research and Funding, St. Petersburg Campus, University Efforts

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF diversity office addresses key issues in virtual town hall

With a focus on bringing truth to light and giving a voice to the community, the University of South Florida held its third and final Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity (DEIO) town hall meeting Friday.

June 11, 2021Community Engagement, Sarasota-Manatee Campus, St. Petersburg Campus, Tampa Campus, University Efforts

University of South Florida: St. Petersburg Campus. Photo by CityofStPete at https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityofstpete/15472680247

Group of Florida colleges, universities come together to address racial injustice

Stetson College of Law, University of South Florida—St. Pete campus, St. Pete College and Eckerd College are a part of a consortium and plan to participate in a work shop later this month called Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation for guidance on how to develop an action plan.

June 3, 2021St. Petersburg Campus, University Efforts

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

AAC&U selects 78 colleges for institute on racial healing

More than 70 higher education institutions have been selected to participate in this year’s 2021 Institute on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Centers, a virtual event that will bring together college leaders for four days of intense learning and collaboration.

May 19, 2021St. Petersburg Campus, University Efforts

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Structural racism in St. Petersburg under scrutiny in new study

The takeaways from a study presented at Thursday’s St. Petersburg City Council meeting weren’t particularly surprising: Structural racism exists in the city. And it has for a long time.

May 15, 2021Community Engagement, Research and Funding, St. Petersburg Campus, University Efforts

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF researchers to present preliminary findings on structural racism in the City of St. Petersburg

For the past few months, researchers with the University of South Florida have been working with the City of St. Petersburg to examine possible areas of structural racism in the community, and on Thursday they will present some of their preliminary findings to city council.

May 13, 2021Community Engagement, Research and Funding, St. Petersburg Campus

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF partners with St. Petersburg to identify systemic racism throughout the city

The City of St. Petersburg has a new partnership with the University of South Florida to identify systemic racism and discrimination in the city by figuring out which policies and practices reinforce racial inequalities.

May 5, 2021Community Engagement, Research and Funding, St. Petersburg Campus

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

The Oracle: USF researchers to study effects of structural racism within St. Petersburg institutions

The city of St. Petersburg will be taking a deep dive into its history of racism and how it has manifested itself in the public sector with help from a team of USF faculty and other community figures from the city.

April 7, 2021Community Engagement, Research and Funding, St. Petersburg Campus

St. Petersburg Waterfront

USF St. Petersburg campus: Acknowledging the people who came before

Humans first settled in the Tampa Bay region around 15,000 years ago, according to archaeological findings. For most of that time, Indigenous communities of hunter gatherers built a prosperous life on Florida’s largest open-water estuary.

April 7, 2021St. Petersburg Campus, University Efforts

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Crow's Nest: Hispanic faculty: ‘invisible’ and neglected?

Across the university, just seven of the 134 people in faculty leadership positions – deans, department chairs or directors – are Hispanic, according to fall 2020 data from USF’s Office of Decision Support.

April 4, 2021St. Petersburg Campus, University Efforts

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Open Democracy: Atlanta Asian massage parlor murders are a warning to the anti-trafficking sector

Jill McCracken, professor at University of South Florida Saint Petersburg and cofounder and co-director of SWOP Tampa Bay, told Rolling Stone, “We tend to see Asian massage parlors in general through a very prejudiced lens,” adding that they are often targeted as a result of a sort of “racial profiling."

March 29, 2021St. Petersburg Campus

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Lynching memorial marker unveiled in St. Petersburg

Speakers acknowledge horrors of the past and injustices that still exist.

February 23, 2021Community Engagement, St. Petersburg Campus

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