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Metrorail extension eases commute from airport

Meera Nagarsheth didn’t have a ride home from the airport at the end of winter break in 2012. She arrived at Miami International Airport after a 22-hour flight, took a shuttle to the Tri-Rail, the Tri-Rail to the Metrorail and the Metrorail back to campus. It took her an hour and a half to travel…

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Obama, Romney made back-to-back visits to campus

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama spoke at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse on Sept. 19 and 20, respectively. Their visits were part of Univision broadcasts, and aired on the Spanish-language station after each event. Univision, a television station with studios and operations in Doral, conducted both sessions in a question and answer…

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Graphic novelist overcomes muscular dystrophy

David Leal, who lost the ability to walk when he was 8 years old, lives through the characters in his graphic novel. Leal, 31, teamed up with UM alumna Corinne Nicholson, a freelance editor and writer, to finalize his manuscript. For two years, Nicholson has helped him revise and polish the story he conceptualized. “She’s…

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A word from the editor: 178 issues later

Walking around campus this week, I realized it’s changed. Three and a half years ago, I joined The Miami Hurricane team as an unseasoned designer. When I first wandered through the forest green door into the newsroom, everything was unfamiliar – the people on the masthead, the fancy iMacs, the late-night deadlines. Soon enough, my…

Graphic novelist overcomes muscular dystrophy
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Graphic novelist overcomes muscular dystrophy

David Leal, who lost the ability to walk when he was 8 years old, lives through the characters in his graphic novel. Leal, 31, teamed up with UM alumna Corinne Nicholson, a freelance editor and writer, to finalize his manuscript. For two years, Nicholson has helped him revise and polish the story he conceptualized. “She’s…

Opinion

Editor’s note: We stand by our diverse opinions

Since publishing the special Adderall report on Monday – which included a news story, an opinion column and the staff editorial – The Miami Hurricane has observed criticism and discontent among readers. People have shared their opinions over email, Facebook, Twitter and through comments on our website. Most have scrutinized the editors’ decision to publish…

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Chartwells announces Miss Betty will return to work on campus

After weeks of student uproar, Betty Asbury will return to work at Chartwells Wednesday. However, Asbury will not be allowed back to her post as a cashier at the Hecht/Stanford Dining Hall. Asbury was dismissed on Oct. 10, which she said was the day after a man walked past her in the Hecht/Stanford Dining Hall…

Corporate HR personnel to investigate dismissal of Chartwells employee
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Corporate HR personnel to investigate dismissal of Chartwells employee

Chartwells will send corporate human resource personnel to the University of Miami on Monday to review Betty Asbury’s dismissal, said Nawara Alawa, Student Government (SG) president. Asbury was dismissed on Oct. 10. According to Asbury, this occurred the day after a man walked past her cashier post in the Hecht/Stanford Dining Hall without paying. “I…

Chartwells employee’s dismissal leads to petition
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Chartwells employee’s dismissal leads to petition

Sitting in the library of St. Bede’s Episcopal Chapel on campus on Tuesday evening, Betty Asbury, known to many as “Miss Betty,” started to cry. “Lord, I done lost my job,” she said. “What am I to do? I done lost everything.” Asbury was dismissed on Oct. 10, the day after a man walked past…

Obama returns to UM for third time in eight months
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Obama returns to UM for third time in eight months

Thursday will mark President Barack Obama’s second visit to the University of Miami within 21 days. It will also be his third visit in eight months and his fifth since 2007. The president will visit campus as part of a grassroots rally organized by the Obama campaign. UM President Donna E. Shalala said she has…

Obama to visit BankUnited Center for rally Thursday
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Obama to visit BankUnited Center for rally Thursday

Thursday will mark President Barack Obama’s second visit to the University of Miami within 21 days. Obama, at this grassroots campaign event,  will address voters on his vision for an economy that will grow from the bottom-up, and about his plan to restore middle-class economic security, through the creation of jobs. The event, which was…

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