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Suspect arrested in connection to campus theft
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Suspect arrested in connection to campus theft

The University of Miami Police Department arrested Del’Neco Streeter Wednesday night in connection to the theft of a MacBook Pro from Pearson Residential College, which took place Tuesday. According to a press release from the Coral Gables Police Department (CGPD), the laptop was stolen from an unidentified student’s dorm room in Pearson. Upon discovering the…

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Cleaning service helps students stay sanitary

Freshman Alec Roth rarely did his own laundry before coming to the University of Miami. But after several weeks of living in Stanford Residential College, Roth found himself struggling to keep up with his ever-growing piles of dirty clothes. His solution was to hire Crystal Clean Miami LLC, a Miami-based laundry and room cleaning service…

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Dean of Libraries steps down after 10 years

Dean of Libraries Bill Walker never intended to become a librarian. “I came to libraries through the back door,” he said. In the early ‘70s, Walker was pursuing a master’s degree in French at the University of Michigan. Desperate for cash, he began working for the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the School of Dentistry….

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ROTC transforms students to leaders

Lt. Col. Paul Connor, who graduated from the University of Miami in 1993, has been working for the U.S. Air Force for 20 years. He has been a rocket scientist and a medic; he has worked on projects involving nuclear weapons and classified data; he led humanitarian missions to Bangladesh and Timor Leste. “They’ve got…

Study drugs often used without prescriptions
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Study drugs often used without prescriptions

                  Back-to-back final exams, multiple research papers and the last few weeks of senior year in high school. These were the circumstances that led Danielle, who is currently a UM senior majoring in political science, to try Adderall illegally for the first time. [The names of all…

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Campus joins relief efforts for Sandy victims

Last week, Hurricane Sandy hammered the Northeast, causing more than 100 deaths and $20 billion in damage. Senior Briana Ciraulo’s home in Long Island Beach, N.Y., is flooded with four feet of water. Several of her friends’ houses burnt down in electrical fires caused by downed power lines. “My aunt is seven months pregnant with…

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Lecturer introduces finite math course with emphasis on art

Math isn’t necessarily every student’s expertise. But regardless, it’s something people need for everyday life – even if you aren’t majoring in math. University of Miami lecturer Lun Yi Tsai is offering the perfect math course next semester for students who need to get the requirement out of the way, but aren’t into derivatives and…

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UM offers advising resources for pre-med, pre-law

After graduation, some students seek higher education at professional schools, such as those for law or medicine. However, preparation for these programs often begins freshman year, since admission to these schools requires certain GPAs, entrance exams like the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and Law School Admission Test (LSAT) paired with strong resumes. Because the…

Frost MusicReach connects two worlds
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Frost MusicReach connects two worlds

In a small, cluttered room, a group of five middle school students gathers with their instruments – guitars, basses and keyboards. They begin to play and slowly, the individual notes form into the ‘50s hit “Lean on Me.” In the corner, behind the drums, is 25-year-old Geoffery Saunders, a graduate student who is directing the…

UM dean of libraries to step down next spring
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UM dean of libraries to step down next spring

UM President Donna E. Shalala announced Friday morning that Bill Walker, the dean of libraries, will step down from his post at the end of the spring semester. Walker has been with the university since 2003. He currently oversees Richter Library, the Weeks Music Library, and the Newman Information Resource Center. According to Shalala’s statement,…

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News briefs – 10/18

Spanish Hour A Spanish conversation hour will take place at noon Friday outside of Starbucks. All students who have taken Spanish classes above the 300-level are welcome to participate. The discussion will be facilitated by Marelys Valencia, a graduate teaching assistant. To attend, RSVP at m.valencia5@umiami.edu. Senior Portraits The last day for seniors graduating in…

Week of spirit events unite, energize campus
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Week of spirit events unite, energize campus

Homecoming 2012 kicked off Friday, but for the teams that are participating in the competitions, Homecoming began a month and a half ago. “It’s all about Homecoming in the weeks leading up,” said Lara Lackstein, chair of the Homecoming Executive Committee (HEC). After the Homecoming theme, “The Tried, The True, The U,” was revealed in…

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