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Would anyone care of I added some local anecdotes to the page? For some reason I am compelled to comment on how the ENB building is often referred to as the fishbowl.--24.92.194.173 06:45, 2 Jun 2004 (UTC)

The glass windows are a good clue...Dominick 10:30, 2 Jun 2004 (UTC)

The Magnolia Towers section looks like it was palgarized from the college newspaper (The Oracle). Someone check into this or I will delete it.

I had heard about it while I was an RA from Dr. Tom Kane, who deals with university housing. Check with the office to see if there is literature on it that can be cited. I am flattered that you think my writing is so good that it must have been plagiarized, though! ;) Mike H. I did "That's hot" first! 17:10, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

The upcoming Chemistry building has plenty of glass windows and even an area circular in design. Also, the Education building already has this feature, yet I still think the ENB will remain the fishbowl. It's not just the glass windows, but the kind of glass used (it's those weird glass cubes/building blocks you can barely see through) and the fact there is typically a crowd in there, much like a bunch of fish inside a fishbowl.--24.92.194.173 00:07, 3 Jun 2004 (UTC)

I was there when it opened, as a Engineering student. It was the fishbowl from the beginning. Of course I also called it the Palace of Engineering. Many engineering classes were held across campus in Cooper hall (Arts building) where attractive girls would frequent, interrupting the mostly male Engineering students waiting on classes. I Referred to that as the "Babe Breezeway", and across the quad as the "Business Bunker". Dominick 02:39, 10 Jun 2004 (UTC)

I say go for it... add this stuff to the article. Sekicho 13:02, Jun 10, 2004 (UTC)

There are too many important things missing from the article. Student culture is one aspec that wikipedia can excel in. Two examples. One is the spelunker club, where a studetn had to go down into the poorly locked and sealed bomb shelter under the dorms. The "hill" was one campus hot spot. I may add articles about it. Before the Marshall center was expanded, there was a circle of hedges about the hill behind the then Student Center. Many would go there to talk, canoodle, have harder beverages, or smoke. Come to think of it, the same things happened in the bomb shelter. Hill activities were pretty much ignored by the universty police, and administration. Many suspect that the Marshall center expansion was made to demolish this haven, and many students participated in a "save the Hill" campaign. Dominick 13:18, 10 Jun 2004 (UTC)


This article needs a revamp and quick. The Honors College needs to be mentioned since it is fairly new (established 2002 by Judy Genshaft)...I'm not biased at all. Really! :-)

But seriously, the major rebuilding of the campus, and the addition of buildings, should be of importance in the article. I can try to write more than that but I'm fairly new so it'd take me a while to get to know places and people. Mike H 21:08, Aug 30, 2004 (UTC)

Honors isn't entirely new -- before it was a college, it was just known as the Honors Program, and dates from at least the late 1980s. Tregoweth 22:29, Aug 30, 2004 (UTC)
I am aware. Mike H 22:45, Aug 30, 2004 (UTC)

Al-Arian[edit]

I've moved the following material from Sami Al-Arian, that is more abt the institution than abt him --Jerzy(t) 07:32, 2005 Feb 7 (UTC)

The American Association of University Professors indicated that it would formally censure USF if Al-Arian was fired, a move that would have likely dissuaded many top professors from teaching at USF. On January 6, 2003, the United Faculty of Florida, the union representing Al-Arian and other USF professors, filed a formal grievance against Genshaft, alleging that continuing to bar Al-Arian from the campus was tantamount to continued disciplinary action without due process, that the disciplinary actions were a violation of Al-Arian's academic freedoms, and that the university had discriminated against Al-Arian due to his ethnic background.
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The AAUP indicated that they did not feel due process had been followed in Al-Arian's case, but chose to condemn, rather than formally censure, USF at their 2003 annual meeting.

East and West are confused[edit]

East and West are confused ~a reader

East and West confused[edit]

~A reader

The following lks are pertinent:


I would up date the logo picture to match the new view, but I am unsure as to its legality. Chotchki 05:13, 15 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Merger of The Oracle[edit]

Per the VfD consensus at Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/The Oracle Newspaper, information about The Oracle has been merged to this article. --TenOfAllTrades(talk) 23:49, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit]

I uploaded and want to add Image:Southflorida_logo.gif to the article, but I'm not entirely sure when the logo was introduced. I believe it was in 2003, but I don't want to assume. Anyone know? --Vyran 14:13, 20 July 2005 (UTC)

You're correct. This page says "The Bull is the university’s athletic mascot. The set of athletics symbols shown below were developed in 2003 and are are used to identify USF athletic programs and merchandise." Mike H (Talking is hot) 07:36, 19 September 2005 (UTC)

Centre Gallery[edit]

Following the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Centre Gallery, I merged the material from Centre Gallery into this article. You probably want to edit it a bit to preserve the flow of the article. -- Jitse Niesen (talk) 22:30, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

I've removed this material as the CG really doesn't deserve much more than the brief mention it gets in the pre-existing section on the museum and other galleries on campus. Gamaliel 22:47, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

Fine with me. I hadn't seen that it was already mentioned; I didn't read through the History section. -- Jitse Niesen (talk) 23:23, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

THere are so many things that could be added to this article, like the Empty Keg, when the university's center was the University Center. Dominick (ŤαĿĶ) 18:05, 21 October 2005 (UTC)
Then do it. Mike H (Talking is hot) 18:48, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

USF fatal shooting[edit]

As one of the biggest news events to come out of USF since Al-Arian, this should be noted in the article, but I don't know where to place it. Anyone want to help me? Mike H. That's hot 22:15, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

k, placed it under "housing" since it happened in the housing areas. Mike H. That's hot 00:54, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Is this really that important? People have died on campuses before. Gamaliel 01:19, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Considering the media response to the shooting, and the fact that it hasn't happened HERE in over a decade, I'm in favor of keeping it. It's a current issue right now. Maybe down the line we should remove it, but not now. Mike H. That's hot 01:27, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

UCF/USF Enrollment[edit]

The enrollment numbers for the University of Central Florida were incorrect in some areas of its page on Wikipiedia; the correct enrollment number for UCF, as stated on the official Facts About UCF webpage, is 45,090, placing UCF as the seventh largest university in the nation and 2nd largest in the state of Florida, and USF the third in the state. In light of this, I have made the appropriate changes on this page concerning its ranking as well as all other pages affected. Prototime

52,934 > 45,090 Someone needs to take remedial math. K

I don't buy the 52,000 number. The final number for that year that we had was 43,000. I think the 52,000 was a preliminary number, because not only would USF be above UCF, USF would be #1 in the country, which it...isn't yet. Mike H. I did "That's hot" first! 04:44, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Seal[edit]

Is there a better official seal for the university that is still dark green and gold instead of bright yellow and green? Those are the only ones I've been able to find. Still the picture of a brick wall doesn't cut it. ArchonMeld 21:11, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

Why doesn't it "cut it"? It's GFDL since it was a picture I could take. When you can, go for free alternatives. This is one. Mike H. I did "That's hot" first! 03:45, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Engineering[edit]

Hm, no mention of engineering ... might need to fix that. -- Dbroadwell 06:08, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

We have Engineering! Hopefully, I can get around to putting up more of the CoE's projects in the near future. --Bboritzki 21:09, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

USF Lakeland[edit]

Does anyone have information about the upcoming USF campus from media or official sources? I was just wondering per the enrollment question. If USF has ~43.000 total enrollment, and it adds this supposedly 15.000 student campus, wouldn't that seem to make total enrollment around 60.000 (with growth until then factored in)? Thats almost a mega-university. 128.186.225.193 17:26, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Lakeland is the smallest campus. USFSP has 6,000 students, so Lakeland wouldn't have anywhere near that. Mike H. I did "That's hot" first! 17:08, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
I've created a page for USF Lakeland, if you're interested in adding information, the link to its page can be found here, on the front page of the article and the template box in the bottom of the article.--BaRiMzI 15:46, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Health[edit]

Okay, the Health section is an absolute eyesore. Is anyone in favor of just removing it completely and trying to start a whole area on different colleges, health being just one of many? See the UCF article for what I'm talking about. Mike H. I did "That's hot" first! 17:08, 19 September 2006 (UTC)

I like that idea, but when I removed it the first time I got an angry note on my talk page from a couple of USF Health employees. I figured I'd tag it and let them try to fix the issues, but they haven't even begun to deal with fundamental issues like NPOV ("visionary leadership"?!). I support starting from scratch. Gamaliel 17:20, 19 September 2006 (UTC)
Let's do so. Are you up for starting sections on every college? Engineering, Education, Arts and Sciences, the whole gamut? Maybe we should sandbox first. Mike H. I did "That's hot" first! 03:38, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

I am done wasting my time here, I wish you would delete my account (as I have zero contributions at this point, and intend to keep it that way). Wikipedia is all about editor power trips, trolls and the like. And as such, is deleted from my bookmarks forever.

Ken

Dude, calm down and assume good faith on both mine and Gamaliel's parts. We're only trying to make the USF article better, which is the whole aim of Wikipedia. I never said anything about not incorporating some of the Health information into a new section under Colleges : Health, but as it is, it is unwieldy and rambling. USF is not ALL about Health, and has taken up a disproportionate amount of the article at present time. If you would like to contribute to the sandboxed version of the "colleges" part of a future edition of an article, I would like your input. But do NOT throw a hissy fit when things don't go your way. I go to this school and I'm proud of it, so I want a great article. You should want that too. Mike H. I did "That's hot" first! 04:19, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

We could compromise with Ken, et al and start with the health section first. While they are apparently a bit headstrong, I think the problem here is that they don't understand that the section doesn't meet Wikipedia requirements of WP:NPOV, etc. Gamaliel 17:38, 20 September 2006 (UTC)

You guys are on power trips big time. Ken and I worked very hard on the USF Health article only to be insulted by punks for a two bit online encyclopedia. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 65.35.27.83 (talkcontribs) .

Please see Wikipedia's no personal attacks policy. Comment on content, not on the contributor; personal attacks damage the community and deter users. Note that continued personal attacks may lead to blocks for disruption. Please stay cool and keep this in mind while editing. Thank you. Gamaliel 17:15, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

Neutrality? This article is an eyesoar. Instead of informing people about the history of USF Health, they get links to USFs webstes! This not only violates your NEUTRALITY policy but is totally inconsistant with the purpose of an encyclopedia. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 65.35.27.83 (talkcontribs) .

It's a work in progress. If you have any suggestions, please offer them. If you wish to add material consistent with Wikipedia policies of WP:NPOV and WP:RS, please feel free. Gamaliel 20:21, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Football[edit]

I think a lot of the football information can be moved to South Florida Bulls football, and the athletics section expanded to describe the other sports we field as well. I'm hesitant to keep the "War on I-4" information, because every newspaper I've read that mentions it, from The Oracle to The Tampa Tribune, call it an "unofficial rivalry," especially since The Oracle mentioned that Jim Leavitt does not want to continue the USF/UCF series past 2008, when the contract expires. I would like to hear thoughts, and do remember WP:NPOV when you articulate such thoughts. I'm proud of my school's achievements as much as the next person, but do remember this is an encyclopedia. Mike H. I did "That's hot" first! 06:51, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

Athletics[edit]

I added the Expandsection tag, not realizing the "Football" comment was here. So it works out. Hires an editor 14:37, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

I am in the process of expanding the athletics site to include all of the sports that USF competes in.Dbmandk (talk) 14:26, 29 November 2008 (UTC)DBMANDK

Academics[edit]

This article really needs an Academics section.

Please add some clarification about the relationship of USF and New College. Some of the alumni listed are really New College alums.

They can go to USF.edu for that. Next thing you know, people will want to add course catalogs to the wiki entry. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 24.26.101.71 (talk) 03:43, 3 February 2007 (UTC).

There is no anomaly about this. The article is crystal clear that there was an abuse of federal funds and USF sercretly tried to pay off the Government without this story expolding in front of them. The FBI and the FDLE would not be involved unless something criminal is accused. Cavris 04:18, 11 April 2007 (UTC)cavris

There is a page for the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. You can add more information for USF's ties with New College there. --BaRiMzI 19:46, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

John S. Allen[edit]

I went ahead and made a page for John S. Allen. It is currently a stub. Could anyone add more to the page?--BaRiMzI 19:44, 21 June 2007 (UTC) John S. Allen combined several colleges to create a college of Arts and Sciences. Later on Borkowsky switched it back the other way. Borkowski returned to the previous arrangment because USF wanted to attract some organization {I think it was a student honor society}. Allen held the presidency the longest. I wish the stub on John Lott Brown would be elevated to an article. Next to Allen John Lott Brown lasted as Pesident the longest. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Belgrade Glendenning (talkcontribs) 18:41, 17 October 2008 (UTC)


I think it is worth mentioning that USF's school colors green and gold were chosen by the first present Joh Allen and were borrowed from the colors of the national fraternatiy Lambda Chi Alpha (green, gold, and purple) which John Allen was a member of. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.90.157.2 (talk) 21:32, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

Clean up and references[edit]

Well I've started restructuring the page and referencing the things written in it. Can anyone whom added the information help?--BaRiMzI 05:18, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

I've added a references section and am currently at 14 references. I did not write the majority of the information of this article so tracking down what are currently claim, until cited, is a time consuming task. Can any of the original writes help? Anyone?--_ BaRiMzI _ 00:07, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Academics, satellite campuses, restructuring[edit]

I added in an Academics section with all the various USF colleges, schools and institutions, as far as I know. I also added in a sub section for the satellite campuses, in hopes that these more obvious links will encourage others to edit the articles for Sarasota and Lakeland. I also changed the structuring of the article in hopes that this will work better. In my opinion, it works better and can pave the path for better editing. I hope someones reading this. Please contribute/comment.--_ BaRiMzI _ 15:52, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Non-standard infobox[edit]

Hi there, folks. There is a discussion currently underway at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Universities about the use of non-standard infotables on this and a few other articles on universities in Florida. I and a few other editors would support standardising to {{Infobox University}}. That infobox has widespread consensus among editors and is used on several thousand articles. Editors here may wish contribute the the discussion at the WP:UNI talk page. If no issues are raised, the infobox here will be standardized. — mholland (talk) 20:41, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Well I was the one who put the box up in the first place.Don't see a problem with it being "standardized" though. If you look x amount of edits ago you should be able to find the original infobox before I added in the new one. Assuming this applies to all campuses, please take extra care in putting back the infobox for USF St. Pete as it contains a few references. Thank You.--_ BaRiMzI _ 20:47, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
Thank you. It does apply to all of the campuses. If you think of any improvements that all 5,000ish articles using Infobox University could benefit from, you're welcome to suggest them on the template's talk page. — mholland (talk) 22:04, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
You're Welcome. Should I just start the process now and switch the infobox over to the old one or wait for a final decision?--_ BaRiMzI _ 23:01, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
I was going to give it a couple of days, but there are no complaints at WP:UNI so sure, go ahead. — mholland (talk) 11:50, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Endowment[edit]

I changed the endowment info, and added a citation. Llamabr 15:58, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

Flagship without sources??[edit]

I saw this sentence in the lead: In terms of academics, USF is a first-tier research university, and one of three "research flagship schools" in the State University System of Florida.[8] The source provided does not back up either of these claims. Is there a source that says this?

KnightLago 14:18, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

This note has been here for a while. Since there have been no responses I removed 2 of the sources that did not backup the claims made in any way and added fact tags. On another two sentences there are sources, but they only cover part of the sentence, and in both cases not the most important claims made. I left these two sources and added fact tags. KnightLago 22:50, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
I removed another sentence from the lead. It had been tagged as needing a citation for a while but none had appeared. KnightLago (talk) 04:33, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
I question your neutrality, as you are a heavy contributor (and I am guessing fan/alum/student/etc) to the Florida Atlantic University set of articles. Specifying universities as 'flagship' while not including FAU makes FAU look less relevant by comparison. There is no formal source for identifying 'flagship universities' but Wikipedia classifies them, in part, as "Flagship universities are typically research intensive Ph.D. granting institutions and usually compete in NCAA Division I athletics." Regardless, as it is impossible to objectively quantify what is a "flagship" university, I will leave this out of the article. In it's place, I will put "one of Florida's top three research universities", as USF is categorized by the Carnegie Foundation as a top tier research institution, one of three in Florida. See usf.edu for more information. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.250.164.174 (talk) 23:59, 19 February 2008 (UTC)
By its very nature "flagship" is not a label that can be handed out to a multitude of schools (much like "elite"). States have one, maybe..maybe two flagship universities. USF is NOT the flagship university for the state of Florida, nor is it A flagship. UF is the flagship, with FSU the only school having a potential claim to share that title. I question your neutrality, anon poster. 208.67.167.69 (talk) 18:59, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

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USF Seal[edit]

i didn't know how difficult finding a proper seal was rather than an image from a building outside. i have found some low resolution images that i am attempting to fix in photoshop, anyone object? --UkrNole 485 (talk) 20:28, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Copyvio[edit]

Cfirst is insisting on retaining material in this article that has been directly copied from here. Unless he or she has some evidence to the contrary, this is clearly a violation of copyright and the material must be removed. --ElKevbo (talk) 01:52, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

I've recast the content of Cfirst's addition in original wording; there was no great benefit to having the exact words, other than "most engaged", used verbatim. —C.Fred (talk) 02:00, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for your edits. Research classification is not really a "ranking", but you have solved the immediate issue. Thanks.Cfirst (talk) 02:04, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
I'm afraid you really messed it up. CFAT classifies institutions, they don't rank them. And none of their classifications have "most engaged;" I don't know where InsideHigherEd got that info but I suspect it's woefully out of date. I've cleaned up the sentence and brought into alignment with what CFAT actually says. --ElKevbo (talk) 02:08, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Hey, all I can do is work with the source material that's out there. (Other than the word choice issue, and you're right, I probably wanted to say "rate", which is closer in meaning to "classify", instead of "rank".) Thank you for finding a more authoritative source. —C.Fred (talk) 02:12, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
The "most engaged" is up to date info, but refers to the Carnegie classification for community engagement, not research activity. It was correct before it was moved around.Cfirst (talk) 02:17, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Really? I'm not seeing that here. Can you please help me find it? --ElKevbo (talk) 02:19, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
I was mistaken, thanks for the correction. The classification is "Community Engaged" not "most engaged". That is visible toward the bottom of the page you cited, as well as in a bit easier to understand form here (under "Did you know?" on the first page). Cfirst (talk) 02:35, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Ah, ok. Yeah, that USF brochure gets it wrong, too, by confusing this classification scheme with a ranking. It also neglects to mention that the primary reason that so few institutions are classified using the community engagement scheme is that it is a voluntary scheme. It's also brand new and a bit experimental for Carnegie so it's no surprise that few institutions have done the work necessary to be included. --ElKevbo (talk) 02:45, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
I'm seeing the brochure refer the the Carnegie scheme as a classification... ("USF is one of only three Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation in the top tier of research universities . . ." etc.) Does it refer to it as a ranking as well? Cfirst (talk) 02:54, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
It says "classified" but the way everything is phrased and arranged they're clearly trying to portray these taxonomic classifications as being indicative of quality or prestige i.e. rankings. It's subtle but it's there. Everyone does it no matter how much higher ed scholars complain otherwise. :( --ElKevbo (talk) 03:18, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

The Monocle[edit]

I was very tempted to just delete the all of it. I removed anything that was not support by the radio station link, and rejected the the paper's own web site as a source for its circulation. I still doubt that this paper is notable or significant enough to to be included in WP. It looks like promotion/advertising to me. -- Donald Albury 11:33, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

i have to know how many people are accepted to this school and how many people applyed —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.235.250.242 (talk) 00:42, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from 173.65.148.25, 22 August 2010[edit]

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This text: "==Student Issues==

Many students have been talking about serious corruption issues within the years of 2008 to the present. Staff faculty have also been posting the news reports on their walls in cubicles. Raised tuition rates seem to be used for creating new buildings, and yet there are still dorm buildings such as Mew which have mold problems that have just been closed off to the public rather than taken down (no found sources of proof other than student rumors and actual evidence of the building being closed off). USF also has a map explaining what they wish to do over the course of the next few years, this project would cost millions and students are asking where the money is coming from but the is no doubt that they are funding it themselves. There have been news reports that the dean made almost 1 million dollars in annual pay after receiving his $250,000 bonus soon after raising tuition rates in the year of 2008-2009 [1]. Simultaneously giving raises to other faculty for the sake of "wanting the best faculty." Students are shocked at the ammount of money that is made by these higher staff members. The school itself gets many donations from charitable fund raisers who also have many land marks with engraved names that further flaunt the school's reputation. Many of the professors, teachers, and advisers have been laid off or given pay cuts as well [2]. Students are struggling to keep their classes and work a job to make ends meet, and yet these students who may very well be independent are not granted government loans for tuition or housing. This is one of the worst times to be unemployed as the tuition rates still are being raised, in fact it has been reported this summer of 2010 there are more than 81 million unemployed persons under the age of 25 [3]. One student Mike says, "USF will lose many students and thus making this economic hole even worse, and it's almost as though they are shooting themselves in the foot over nothing." "

has been removed and blocked from being placed on the page. This is relevant and important public information that does not vandalize and/or display false information to the public. My sources are correct and not falsifiable in any form. It is specifically called "Student Issues" because it shows the student's perspective for the school and it's actions with finance and resources. No information is opinionated unless it refers to the student who spoke his opinion in the end. Those were actual words spoken about the school, but didn't want his last name revealed so his privacy is kept.

I request that this section to be placed in a proper section on the University of South Florida's official wiki page. I invest time and money for this institution and should have part in the school's image. I am not the only one with this same/similar information pertaining to University of South Florida. If you find something incorrect about my information, please inform me and change it to what deems fit before placing it upon the page. Thank you for your time.

173.65.148.25 (talk) 00:44, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

I think most of us can agree that that text is definitely POV and synthesis. ElKevbo (talk) 01:03, 22 August 2010 (UTC)


Not done: Agree with ElKevbo. The suggested text does not have a neutral point of view, there also seems to be a possible conflict of interest plus the two cited sources mentioning USF date from June 2008 & March 2009 (nothing referenced that is more recent and about USF specifically). Shearonink (talk) 04:06, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

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Proposed merge with University of South Florida Honors College[edit]

Not enough content to warrant its own article for now; unless you plan to expand it significantly, better to add a paragraph somewhere in the main USF article and split it out later if it becomes necessary. Weel (talk) 09:16, 19 October 2013 (UTC)

For this article to be a stand-alone article, it needs to be expanded significantly with multiple outside sources indicating notability. This is not findable, and so, therefore, this article should be merged in the university's article. Robert4565 (talk) 18:05, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

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Petr Taborsky[edit]

Looks like the University of South Florida is the alma mater of “the first person in the United States to be prosecuted in criminal court for stealing intellectual property.” If there's no mistake, isn't the fact worth mentioning? – Fobemipa (talk) 20:15, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Baseless claims in last paragraph of introduction[edit]

Most of the claims about rankings made in the final paragraph of the introduction are not supported in the citations given. The University of Florida is ranked as one of the Top 15 public universities by USNWR, but USF is tied for #83. The Points of Pride page that is cited for the second and third sentences of the paragraph does not claim that USF was "named a national leader" in online education, and only one of its graduate programs is ranked in the Top 5 nationally (Industrial and Organizational Psychology). 68.134.60.172 (talk) 20:15, 9 September 2017 (UTC)