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Format: 2015-03-28
Format: 2015-03-28
USF Health CAMLS Chief Medical Officer Dr. John Armstrong in the only hybrid operating room solely for training in the world

USF Health will formally open its new Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) facility at the end of March, but reporters were able to get a look inside this week.

School has always been about grading students. But now 24 states in the country are starting to grade teachers.

Days after the Florida Senate surprised the University of South Florida with a proposal to immediately spin off USF Polytechnic into a separate university, the Senate's budget committee proposed cutting USF's funding by nearly 60 percent.

University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft is working feverishly to stop as much as a 60 percent proposed cut in state allocations.

No more private prisons in Florida…at least not for now. State senators decided by two votes last night to kill a massive privatization program designed to reduce state prison costs by seven percent a year.

Have all senators voted?

University of South Florida president Judy Genshaft sounded a positive note Tuesday night, after a flight to Tallahassee where she lobbied against a 58 percent proposed cut in USF's funding.

USF Entrance (courtesy USF Communications & Marketing)

Since the Florida Senate unveiled a budget that could lead to over 100 million dollars in cuts to the University of South Florida, reaction has been fast and furious.

Various USF students react to the proposed budget cuts from the state senate.

Some Tampa Bay lawmakers are reacting with anger and defiance to a Senate proposal to cut 58 percent of state funding for the University of South Florida.

Those proposed cuts are more than twice as big as the proposed reductions for other universities, according to an analysis by USF.

Since the economy collapsed in 2008, Florida’s student population has become poorer each year -- with almost all school districts in the state experiencing spikes in the number of kids who qualify for subsidized meals.

Children have become homeless at alarming numbers as well.

The University of South Florida Board of Trustees is launching a campaign to convince the Florida State Senate not to impose a budget that would cut 58 percent of USF's funding. Other universities face cuts, but more in the 20 to 25 percent range.

The Florida Panther is fighting its way back from the brink of extinction, and members of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition are seeing signs of the panther in their travels.

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