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USF says thumbs down to movie theater classes

Hold the popcorn! The Oracle, USF's student paper, reports that administrators are ending the seven-years-long tradition of holding classes in the nearby University Mall.

Officials told the Oracle that they now have space for students on campus, and that some of the roughly 2,500 students attending classes in the theater didn't like the cinematic academic experience much anyway.

Not only were the classes huge, but students had to pay a $7.50 fee to take the classes there, helping offset what the university paid in shuttle transportation and mall space leasing costs.

Now maybe students can use the money to cover the rising gas costs just to get to the main campus...

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:42am]


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