Campus Life

2023: The Year in Review

The top 10 USF News stories

by Mary McInerney, USF News

Here are 2023’s most read USF News stories, starting with the No. 1 article.

  1. U. S. News & World Report Ranks USF High for Diversity, Value, and Social Mobility. In the U.S. News & World Report rankings released Sept. 18, USF moved up in five categories and remains a top university.
  2. Warrior Stephen Curry Honors USF’s Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice. NBA All-Star Stephen Curry selected USF’s Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice for a $100,000 donation after being named the league’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion on May 23.
  3. USF Makes Princeton Review’s 2024 Top Colleges List. In the new Princeton Review college survey, USF rates as a top university in the United States.
  4. New Grads Get to Work. These five members of the Class of 2023 are launching their careers right after graduation. Here’s what they’ll be doing.
  5. Student Launches Nonprofit to Help Homeless People in San Francisco. Zac Clark is bringing free solar power to people on the streets.
  6. How to Start Strong at USF. New to USF? You don’t have to go it alone. This is your first-year college experience.
  7. Student Lands Job in U.S. Foreign Service. Levi Kottut ’25 is two years away from graduation, but he’s already kicked off his career. He’s one of 15 chosen for a technology fellowship program.
  8. New Chancellor Brings Fresh Hope to the Hilltop. Rev. John Fitzgibbons, S.J., the new chancellor of USF, talks about work, faith, and his hopes for the university.
  9. Advice for New USF Parents — From a USF Parent. Jenny Baker remembers leaving her daughter Megan Baker ’23 at USF's first-year orientation four years ago, getting on a plane, and flying home to Milwaukee. It was hard, she said. For new USF arents, Jenny has some advice.
  10. 5 Things to Do 5 Minutes(ish) from Campus. Part of a summer series on things to do in San Francisco. Add these things to your list.