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Anthony Loffler, a senior at USF St. Petersburg walks Jennings, the dog he works with as a puppy raiser on the USF St. Petersburg campus in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Loffler began working with Jennings in early December and is a member of the USF St. Petersburg Puppy Raising Club. EVE EDELHEIT | Times

USF St. Petersburg leader forced out for botching Irma evacuation

ST. PETERSBURG — While students at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg awaited a lashing from Hurricane Irma, the school's leader fled the state for Atlanta and insinuated in an email to her boss that she remained on campus — going so far as to say things were quiet and that she heard birds chirping. Aft …

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Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, and Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, in Tallahassee during a Senate committee meeting.

Another Bright Futures boost? Florida lawmakers propose higher ed expansions

Veto be darned.

Gov. Rick Scott may have nixed a huge higher education bill in June, but Florida lawmakers are already renewing their push to overhaul the state's higher education system in the coming legislative session, starting with the tuition bills of top students....

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St. Pete council member Darden Rice talks Duke, hurricanes, sewage

City Councilwoman Darden Rice is running for re-election in District 4, and believes the lessons she's learned in her first term in office will serve her well in a new term....

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Student Nick Russin talks to incoming students during a tour of the Marshall Student Center on USF’s Tampa campus.

USF boasts a diverse, record-breaking class of new students

TAMPA – Another year, another record-breaking freshman class for the University of South Florida....

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