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UPDATE: Field Reports From Southern State Politics

Glen Browder | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

For the past few weeks, I have been posting some very interesting scholarship presented by professional South-watchers at a recent Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics. Now, here are a few field reports about current developments in their states.

Contemporary Themes in Southern Politics

Glen Browder | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics
Glen Browder

I have dealt with the South and southern politics in previous posts; so we are not going to break major new ground here. But I think it is worthwhile to update what some of today's experts are saying about the South and its role in American democracy and history.

11 Killed In Wrong-Way Crashes

Reuters | Brendan O'Brien | Posted 04.11.2014 | Crime

Feb 9 (Reuters) - Eleven people died early Sunday in two highway collisions, one in Florida and one in California, caused by drivers going the wrong...

Scientific Spill Studies, Funded by BP, Start to Yield Results

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists gathered in Alabama last month said their current research on impacts of the 2010 BP spill will help authorities deal with future disasters.

South Florida Style at the University of South Florida

CollegeFashionista | Posted 03.25.2014 | Style
CollegeFashionista

People tend to assume that all we are capable of wearing are shorts, flip-flops and bikinis. But believe me, Florida has much more to offer than the wardrobe from Spring Breakers.

The Need for Out of the Box Solutions in Mental Health Treatment

Marcus Bright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marcus Bright

After more than a decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the rate soldiers returning home suffering from PTSD has skyrocketed. A study released last year by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) showed that 30 percent of the soldiers who have been treated since September 11, 2001 suffer from PTSD.

WATCH: Manhunt Ends In Chase, Shootout

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.06.2013 | Crime

A Florida man suspected of multiple overnight home invasions and sexual batteries has died after a police chase and shootout. WTSP reports that the...

Grave Excavation Begins At Florida Reform School Site

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 10.31.2013 | Black Voices

MARIANNA, Fla. — University of South Florida researchers began exhuming dozens of graves Saturday at a former Panhandle reform school where horr...

LOOK: These Documents Reveal The Truth Of Our Oldest City

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.27.2013 | Miami

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Inside a Catholic convent deep in St. Augustine's historic district, stacks of centuries-old, sepia-toned papers offer clues to...

Florida Seeks Exhumations Of Bodies At Infamous Former Reform School

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Black Voices

MIAMI, March 12 (Reuters) - Florida's attorney general asked a judge on Tuesday to allow a medical examiner to exhume the remains of young boys buri...

Researchers Find More Graves At Fla. Reform School

AP | BILL KACZOR | Posted 12.11.2012 | College

-- Anthropologists have found evidence of 98 deaths and more graves than previously identified at a now-closed state reform school in the Panhandle, ...

Former Dem Congressman Dies

AP | GARY FINEOUT and MITCH STACY | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. — Former U.S. Rep. Sam M. Gibbons, who served 17 terms in Congress and rose to head the powerful Ways and Means Committee before his...

Police Discover Decomposed Murder Victim Had White Power Tattoos

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.12.2012 | Crime

More than 20 years since police found a dead body near a Florida orange grove, they still don't know the victim's identity. But thanks to digital faci...

The 22-Year-Old Candidate With No Chance

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 06.12.2012 | College

Republican Wilton Simpson was running unopposed for a seat in the Florida Senate until 22-year-old college student, Joshua Smith, decided to run again...

New Gangs in Politics

Ted Kaufman | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

There are some new gangs in our political neighborhoods called "super PACS" and they distorted the outcome in a number of states during the Republican presidential nomination campaign.

South Florida Upsets Temple

AP | TERESA M. WALKER | Posted 05.16.2012 | Sports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — South Florida gave the Temple Owls an early preview of the Big East's grinding style, and the Bulls added another upset to th...

Pittsburgh Running Back Rolls Over No. 16 South Florida

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 11.29.2011 | Sports

PITTSBURGH — South Florida's national showcase turned into Ray Graham's coming out party. The Pittsburgh running back rushed for 226 yards and ...

Lee Speigel

WATCH: Did A UFO Cause Lightning Delay At Notre Dame Football Game?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 11.09.2011 | Weird News

As thousands of Notre Dame football fans watched the Fighting Irish battling it out with the University of South Florida on Sept. 3, a fierce lightnin...

USF Has New Dorm Options For Transgender Students

bradenton.com | Posted 09.06.2011 | College

Beginning Thursday, students can identify themselves as male, female or transitioning on their housing applications. Anyone who checks transitioning c...

Florida Student Dies In Cave-Diving Accident

Posted 06.19.2011 | College

A University of South Florida student two weeks away from graduation died in an underwater cave-diving accident Sunday, the Associated Press reports. ...

Florida Student Charged With Threatening Classmates

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A University of South Florida student was arrested after pulling a knife on classmates. David Gerald Moseley, 19, confronted a group of students Tues...

Muslim Students Teach 'Hijab 101'

www2.tbo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

TAMPA - Layla Aysheh has heard a lot of questions about her hijab, the scarf she wears to cover her hair when she's around men. But this one was the w...

Oil Plumes: Pressure on Scientists and Pursuit of the Truth

Kert Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kert Davies

News today from credible sources presents evidence suggesting that almost 80% of the oil is likely to be floating under the surface. This contrasts with the government claims that 75% of the oil had disappeared.

U Of South Florida Builds Home For Surgical Robots

The Oracle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

As popularity for surgical robots mounts, USF is planning to create a new building to house and allow for the expansion of its current program -...

Professors Threaten Lawsuits Against U Of South Florida

The Oracle | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Two professors are trying to open a new chapter in a long-drawn dispute with the College of Business (COB), with one threatening to bring the case t...