News

News Briefs

UMNews

UM implements new emergency response system

The University of Miami has solved the reliability issue surrounding 911 emergency calls made from college campuses by upgrading to the Enhanced 911, or E911, system. UM is one of the first corporations in Miami-Dade County to use this new service.

The E911 telephone system allows emergency dispatchers to track the specific location where help is needed. Operators will be alerted as to the exact location of emergency calls placed from any of the university’s campuses and office buildings.

With over 30,000 phone numbers on four campuses, UM possesses the largest phone system in the county.

The Telecommunications Department worked closely with the City of Coral Gables, the City of Miami and Miami-Dade County to implement the system.

Also included was UM’s Department of Public Safety, which automatically receives alerts when emergency calls are made from a campus phone.

ELSEWhere

MTV Networks purchases popular professor-rating Web site

Stephanie Kassab // Cavalier Daily (U. Virginia)

(U-WIRE) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – MTV Networks, home of mtvU, VH1 and other popular networks, has recently purchased ratem yprofessors.com. The Web site was specifically purchased by mtvU. The site, used by over nine million college students, including many at the University of Virginia, allows users to rate over one million professors in more than 6,000 schools across the nation.

“We have been hearing about this site a long time and thought it was a smart, organic site that was a useful tool for students,” mtvU head Stephen Friedman said.

MtvU reaches over 750 college campuses nationwide and is a 24-hour college network designed for the college demographic.

Ratemyprofessors.com is a site where students rate their professors on clarity, easiness, helpfulness and interest with the option of weighing on the “hotness” factor.

Although the site will not undergo any major changes, new features might be added to make it more user-friendly, according to Friedman. Students may soon have the option of rating dining halls and dormitories.

This is not mtvU’s first partnership with a college-related Website. Recently, the network created a partnership with Y2M, Youth Media & Marketing Networks. Y2M is the owner of College Publishers, a network consisting of 450 college newspapers.

ETC.

Student Government is looking for computer-savvy students to join their Technology Commission. For more information or to apply, contact SGWebmaster@miami.edu.

January 23, 2007

Reporters

The Miami Hurricane

Student newspaper at the University of Miami


Around the Web
  • Miami Herald
  • UM News
  • Error

With the University of Miami season opener closing in, the next starting quarterback has yet to be n ...

The second fall scrimmage, closed to the media and public, is over. University of Miami coach Mark R ...

1. DOLPHINS: Fins any good? 'Dress rehearsal' may tell: Opening win, then lopsided loss. W ...

University of Miami linebacker Jamie Gordinier has had another unfortunate setback, effectively side ...

The calmest coach on the planet got mad Friday after football practice. University of Miami coach Ma ...

UM’s new chief academic officer holds some 40 patents, and in 2017 was inducted into the National Ac ...

University of Miami students and researchers are blogging during a month-long expedition in the Gulf ...

María de Lourdes Dieck-Assad, a world-renowned economist and former ambassador, fills a new role for ...

Through the U Dreamers Grant, DACA students find essential support as they pursue their college degr ...

UM students talk about their internships up north in a city that never sleeps. ...

RSS Error: A feed could not be found at http://www.hurricanesports.com/. A feed with an invalid mime type may fall victim to this error, or SimplePie was unable to auto-discover it.. Use force_feed() if you are certain this URL is a real feed.

TMH Twitter Feed
About TMH

The Miami Hurricane is the student newspaper of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. The newspaper is edited and produced by undergraduate students at UM and is published weekly on Thursdays during the regular academic year.