Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

Jesuit High begins construction on new master plan

Jesuit High launched Phase 1 of its new campus master plan on Friday.

The Chapel of the Holy Cross and the 32,000-square-foot administration and student services building comprise the two biggest aspects of the phase. They are made possible by the success of Jesuit's $35 million "For Greater Glory" campaign.

The Chapel of the Holy Cross, which will be the heart of campus, becomes the fourth primary sacred space for Jesuit. It follows St. Louis Church and Sacred Heart Church downtown for nearly six decades, and then St. Anthony Chapel, which was built soon after the school moved to Himes Avenue. The grand, two-story administration and student services building will be the face of Jesuit along Himes Avenue.

The landmark campaign ensures the school, which was founded downtown in 1899 and moved to Himes Avenue in 1956, will continue forming young men in the Tampa Bay area in the 470-year tradition of Jesuit education.

Board of trustees chairman Joe Caballero '86 and the school president, the Rev. Richard C. Hermes, attended a special ceremony Friday to mark the beginning of construction. Many major campaign donors, including campaign co-chairmen Joe Capitano Jr. '84, Richard Gonzmart '71 and John Oliva '60, as well as members of the board of trustees, also attended.

Subsequent phases of the campus master plan are expected to include a comprehensive new two-story, collegiate-style student activities center with an adjacent 500-seat dining hall; a new fine and performing arts center with a 450-seat theater-auditorium, and a new two-story, state-of-the-art science and math building.

Batson-Cook is the construction manager. Cooper Johnson Smith is the architect for the administration building and all aspects of the campus master plan except the chapel. The chapel architect is Duncan G. Stroik of the University of Notre Dame.

Comments
Lightning routs Coyotes for sixth straight win

Lightning routs Coyotes for sixth straight win

GLENDALE, Ariz. — As much as the Lightning has been rolling, it remembered how it lost twice last season to the Coyotes. Some couldn’t help but wonder if that might have been the difference in missing the playoffs by a point. But Tampa Bay continued ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Stephan Jiggetts’ 20 points lead USF basketball over Bethune-Cookman

Stephan Jiggetts’ 20 points lead USF basketball over Bethune-Cookman

TAMPA — USF used a 21-3 run midway through the second half en route to an 83-63 win over Bethune-Cookman on Thursday night before an announced 2,091 at the Sun Dome.The victory halted a four-game losing streak for the Bulls (5-6), who scored the last...
Updated: 2 hours ago

High school scoreboard for Dec. 14

Thursday’s scoreboardGirls soccerLargo 4, Boca Ciega 1
Updated: 2 hours ago
House Speaker Paul Ryan says he’s not leaving Congress soon

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he’s not leaving Congress soon

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he’s not leaving Congress anytime soon, trying to squelch rumors that he will walk away in triumph after the Republicans’ treasured tax bill is approved. Politico and the Huffington Post published re...
Updated: 3 hours ago
No big deal for Rays at winter meetings, but it’s still coming

No big deal for Rays at winter meetings, but it’s still coming

LAKE BUENA VISTA — Here’s the one thing we definitely know:Rays officials headed home from the winter meetings and back across I-4 Thursday without making deals to trade any of their bigger-name, higher-paid players. Not closer Alex Colome, not third...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Tampa police seek ‘person of interest’ in Dec. 3 homicide

Tampa police seek ‘person of interest’ in Dec. 3 homicide

TAMPA — Police are seeking a "person of interest" who they believe has information about a Dec. 3 drive-by shooting that killed a 22-year-old man.Police are searching for Anan Motilal, 25. He stands about 5-foot-10 and weighs 180 pounds. He may have ...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Lottery resultsNumbers drawn after 9 p.m. are no longer available by our deadlines. For results, please go to tampabay.com/lottery.Pick 2, 3, 4, 5Thurs., Dec. 14, midday:97 796 8399e_SRit63724Thurs., Dec. 14, evening:37 731 1382e_SRit63276LottoWed., ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Pence to delay Mideast trip as tax deal nears vote

Pence to delay Mideast trip as tax deal nears vote

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence is delaying his weekend departure for the Middle East as Congress nears completion of a tax overhaul, his office announced Thursday. White House officials said Pence now plans to leave for Egypt on Tuesday so he...
Updated: 3 hours ago

Pinellas Park officer stuns middle school student with Taser

PINELLAS PARK — A school resource officer stunned a middle school student with a Taser while trying to break up a fight between her and another female student on Thursday, police said.Neither the Pinellas Park officer nor the students involved in the...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Senator: Comey’s remarks on Clinton probe heavily edited

Senator: Comey’s remarks on Clinton probe heavily edited

WASHINGTON — A draft statement former FBI director James Comey prepared in anticipation of concluding the Hillary Clinton email case without criminal charges was heavily edited to change the "tone and substance" of the remarks, a Republican senator s...
Updated: 3 hours ago