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Obama to speak about energy policy, tour UM College of Engineering

President Barack Obama will be speaking at the University of Miami on Thursday afternoon at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. Obama will be speaking about the United States’ energy policy, according to James Tien, dean of UM’s College of Engineering. Before his speech, the president will receive a tour of the college, as well as a demo…

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Dorm incident causes scare on campus

Campus has been buzzing since a UM student was arrested last weekend after he entered two unlocked rooms in Mahoney Residential College and assaulted several students. For the most part, however, students were startled by the incident, but are not doubting the quality of UM’s on-campus security. “I was surprised because I was just talking…

Severe storms drench Florida
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Severe storms drench Florida

South Florida will finally be seeing clear skies and cooler weather starting Thursday morning. Sunshine and light breezes will begin to replace the torrential rain and thunderstorms that had been pounding Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, among others, since the weekend. On Thursday, Miami will have a high of 80 degrees, according to The…

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Forum attempts to address parking grievances

Since the university’s new parking system was implemented several weeks ago, complaints by the UM community have been heard from all corners of campus. In order to address permit holders’ grievances, Student Government (SG) hosted a parking forum on Tuesday afternoon featuring Richard Sobaram, director of the Department of Parking and Transportation. The program allowed…

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Editor’s Note: Reflecting on rumors

There is no doubt that the article published on Monday’s cover of The Miami Hurricane stirred controversy. There are rumors circulating campus regarding the ongoing investigation of Pi Kappa Alpha, yet neither UM officials nor members of Pike could speak to us. In an attempt to reflect what a number of students have been saying…

Parking zones steer drivers in two directions
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Parking zones steer drivers in two directions

In response to amounting complaints about a supposed lack of parking on campus, the Department of Parking and Transportation has developed a new parking system which was implemented at the beginning of the fall semester. Students, faculty and staff with cars are now required to park in one of six zones around campus distinguished by…

Jellyfish begin seasonal invasion of South Florida coastline
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Jellyfish begin seasonal invasion of South Florida coastline

Amid blue skies and heat index values near 100 degrees, UM students headed to the beach this weekend and encountered something unexpected while approaching the water: Jellyfish had taken over the South Florida coast. “It was almost impossible to go into the ocean because it was swarming with jellyfish,” sophomore Dawn Zasa said, after visiting…

An eye on hurricane safety
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An eye on hurricane safety

In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted an especially active hurricane season ­– June 1 through Nov. 30 ­– for the Atlantic basin. As the peak of the season approaches, 2011’s first hurricane is less than 400 miles away from Miami, and the importance of being prepared for such a disaster cannot…

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UM president remains future-oriented

With a decade of service under her belt, UM President Donna E. Shalala sat down with The Miami Hurricane to discuss her time at UM and where she hopes to take the university in the future. When she first arrived at UM, the college lacked the “feel of a real residential college.” “It seemed to…

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President Shalala: ‘I’ll be here for a long time’

Despite calls for her ouster amid recent allegations against the university’s athletic department, President Donna E. Shalala told The Miami Hurricane on Thursday that she plans to remain at the helm of University of Miami “for a long time.” Although she said the details of her contract were “private,” Shalala said she isn’t going anywhere….

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SG president speaks out about national debt crisis

Senior Brandon Mitchell, UM’s Student Government (SG) president, was part of a group of 120 student body presidents from across the country that released a letter today calling on President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders to reach a deal to raise the federal debt ceiling and reduce long-term budget deficits. “While you may disagree over which party shoulders more…

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New student center to have green features

Starting late summer or early fall, the first stages of construction on the new Student Activities Center will begin at the location of the Rathskeller. Construction of the complex will require green building procedures for certification by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The center will be evaluated by LEED standards after…

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