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Students write letters to USF President Judy Genshaft on shortened library hours

6:54 PM, Sep 4, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- Students at the University of South Florida are working to collect letters that will be handed over to the University's president at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The university's newspaper, The Oracle, reports a survey, conducted by the Student Government to get feedback on the school's decision to change the library's hours, received more than 1,800 responses in two days. 

The survey showed a whopping 91% disagree with the decision to cut hours in order put tuition money in a reserve account for future spending. Eighty-three percent said they have been to the library between midnight and 7:30 a.m. and 95% of student and alumni who participated said they believe the extended hours are essential to student success.

In an effort to get the hours restored, students conducted a sit-out to protest the decision on Aug. 30. Some of those who participated in the sit-out will be outside the library Wednesday afternoon with materials for students to write letters to university administration and USF President Judy Genshaft. They are hoping to gather at least one hundred letters of support.

In the meantime, the Student Government is continuing to find some sort of solution with the administration.

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