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Investigation into USF Poly student who spoke out against split is dropped



University of South Florida Polytechnic administrators have dropped their probe of student who they said "violated the student code of conduct" by sending critical e-mails to student government members.

Michael Nacrelli, a psychology senior and USF Poly student senator, sent a series of e-mails over the past few months to the SG president and vice president urging them to get wider student representation when it came to speaking out about a potential split of the campus from the USF system.

Late last month, he was slapped with a notice from USF Poly Dean of Students Jan Lloyd, telling him he needed to meet with her about what she called "disruptive conduct." Nacrelli did, bringing state Sen. Paula Dockery with him, and said he left still unsure of what he did wrong.

On Tuesday Lloyd told Nacrelli that whatever "evidence" she had against him was insufficient to bring any formal discipline, and instead suggested he reflect on his future communication strategies.

See letter attached below.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 5:25pm]


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