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David Thompson speaks on possible USF merger

There has been a lot of talk, and confusion, about the proposal to phase out the separate accreditation of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) from the Tampa campus. The bill, which would be implemented by June of 2020, has become a controversial topic among all those involved.

In an effort to encouraged an informed dialogue about the issue, members of the Connect team sat down with USFSP Student Body President David Thompson to ask some of the questions weighing on the minds of students. 

On the bill in general and advice for concerned students:


On how the bill would impact the average student:


On how the bill could impact research dollars and degree programs:


On how the bill would impact clubs and organizations: 



For an update on the proposed legislation, join Dr. Tadlock Tuesday, February 6 from 4 – 6 p.m. in the University Student Center (USC) in ballroom three.

Interviews by Bailey Mosley, Haley Jordan and Corey Mapp. All videos produced by Dylan May.

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