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USF's Judy Genshaft can frame state's debate over college issues

University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft speaks today on education policies and economic development at the Congress of Regional Leaders sponsored by the USF Florida Institute of Government and the Tampa Bay Partnership.

They'll gather at TPepin's Hospitality Centre in Tampa from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Given Gov. Rick Scott's comments about increasing science, technology, engineering and math graduates, Genshaft needs to send a clear message about USF Polytechnic potentially gaining independence, universities' role in creating jobs and the value of a liberal arts education. …

I'm giving U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio the benefit of the doubt. Given the current facts, I'm not convinced he intentionally misled voters about when his parents came to the United States. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: You Want To Take Your Country Back? I'd Rather Take Our Country Forward. …

If you don't know "the wobble," you need to get out more. A line dance, it follows the cupid shuffle, the cha-cha slide and the electric slide. Get caught up Saturday night at St. Peter Claver Catholic School's Fall Gala at the Tampa Yacht Club. Dinner, entertainment and you can support the 117-year-old school's renaissance. Tickets: (813) 224-0865. …

I've worn the same outfit to all of my son's Armwood High football games and the Hawks are 8-0. Of course, they opened the season in the heat of Las Vegas and now I'm wearing shorts on colder nights. Still, don't look for a change.

Armwood plays host to unbeaten Plant on Friday. I've waited all year for this game. While I'm not superstitious, I am a little stitious.

That's all I'm saying.

USF's Judy Genshaft can frame state's debate over college issues 10/23/11 [Last modified: Sunday, October 23, 2011 6:49pm]
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