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School tries to meet student rental demands
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School tries to meet student rental demands

Lights, camera, action! That is, if you reserve a camera before Thursday. The School of Communication equipment room houses everything from HD cameras to extension cords and is the one-stop shop for SoC students who need equipment to complete assignment and final projects. The cost of the equipment runs anywhere from several hundred to several…

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Petition for more vegan options circulates

Muscovy ducks and lizards were not the only animals wandering around campus this week. While donning a cow suit, Shannon Soper encouraged students to sign a petition for increased vegan options on campus this past Monday and Tuesday. The petition was organized by peta2, which is the youth outreach group for People for the Ethical…

Project sheds light on dating, domestic abuse
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Project sheds light on dating, domestic abuse

On a normal weekday, the University Green is filled with Frisbees, towels, and the occasional puppy. But next Wednesday, the University Green will be filled with a line of shirts. The shirts are part of The Clothesline Project, an international project that brings awareness to dating and domestic violence. The University of Miami Sexual Assault…

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Chartwells workers fight for benefits

Chartwells employees are in the process of forming a union to demand increased benefits, higher pay and better working conditions from the dining services company. Chartwells is the company on campus that runs all the food services, ranging from the restaurants in the food court to the dining halls, with the exception of the Rathskeller…

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Researchers examine, publish study on oil spill

The researchers also found that the oil gathered in three distinct areas. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration press release about the study, the oil was found in “the well-known underwater plume about 3,300-4,300 feet below the surface, the visible surface slick, and an airborne plume.” The majority of the oil remained in…

Forum connects students in the 99 percent
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Forum connects students in the 99 percent

A circle of college students sits on the university seal in front of the bookstore discussing education reform and the role of corporations in society. The students are members of the University of Miami Forum for Occupy Miami, which was started around the same time as the Occupy Miami movement. The forum has worked alongside…

Club promotes more lenient drug policies
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Club promotes more lenient drug policies

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) wants to make misconceptions about drugs go up in smoke. SSDP was formed to bring a science- and compassion-based perspective to drug policy. The group hopes to educate students about drug policy issues, ranging from the decriminalization of marijuana to the treatment of drug addiction in the United States….

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Bank drops proposed fee on debit cards

Bank of America customers, take a sigh of relief. The bank recently took back its plan to implement a new debit card fee. The policy, which would have gone into effect Jan. 2012, would have charged customers $5 per month to use their debit cards for purchases. The fee would have been enacted regardless of…

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Student faces several charges after fatal crash

Ivanna Villanueva, a 19-year-old UM sophomore, was charged with vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter and possession of false driver’s licenses on Monday, according to police reports. At 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 4, Villanueva crashed her father’s Audi Q5 into Eyder Ayala’s Ford Focus. The impact pushed the back of Ayala’s car into the front seat, according…

Occupy movement makes impact on campus, city
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Occupy movement makes impact on campus, city

Though rain continues to flood the streets, Occupy Miami protestors continue to occupy the Government Center, Miami-Dade County’s official headquarters located in Downtown. The Miami segment of Occupy Wall Street gathered supporters weeks before Saturday’s protest by reaching out through social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. Occupy Wall Street started in New York to…

Wall Street protests hit home
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Wall Street protests hit home

The national unemployment rate is 9.1 percent, 46.2 million Americans are living below the official poverty line and the median household income has fallen 6.7 percent to $49,909. As a result, demonstrations speaking out against government corruption and the current state of the economy have sprouted across the United States and have now reached Miami….

Law professor attempts to purchase sexual services
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Law professor attempts to purchase sexual services

Donald M. Jones, a UM law professor, was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for purchasing services from a prostitute on Sept. 26. According to a Miami Herald article published on Sept. 30, Jones attempted to pay an undercover cop $20 to perform a sexual act. Jones teaches constitutional law, criminal procedure and employment discrimination…

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