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Seniors brave new world as post-graduate plans span globe
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Seniors brave new world as post-graduate plans span globe

One month: that’s all the time left between now and graduation. Some graduates will pursue full-time jobs or further their educations, while others pave their own paths. These paths range from helping the community to climbing the corporate ladder. For a peek into the plethora of post-graduate plans, three class of 2015 students gave a…

CGIU discussion focuses on financial education
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CGIU discussion focuses on financial education

The Clinton Global Initiative University’s “Financial Education: Youth as Economic Citizens” event presented meaningful ways to address financial literacy and illiteracy. “If we were talking about sex education, it wouldn’t just be about the positions,” said Susan Davis, president and CEO of BRAC USA, and the discussion’s moderator. “We’d also deal with the emotional side….

CGIU conference showcases power of big data
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CGIU conference showcases power of big data

The Clinton Global Initiative University’s “The Power of Big Data” event addressed data, data and more data. Held in the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center, the event showcased how big data is making a big impact. Opening the event, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton introduced students from around the country who have launched initiatives. “Young people…

Man behind Sebastian mascot represents ‘U’ spirit
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Man behind Sebastian mascot represents ‘U’ spirit

Rumors say Sebastian the Ibis was arrested once. “I was detained, not arrested,” chuckled John Routh, executive director of the Hall of Fame and former Sebastian the Ibis. “There is no record of Sebastian being arrested.” Routh, 55, professionally portrayed Sebastian from 1984 to 1992. His tenure, which included three football national championship wins, ran…

Kappa Kappa Gamma suspended
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Kappa Kappa Gamma suspended

The University of Miami chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity was suspended for two years Saturday, effective May 2015. The Delta Kappa chapter had found it challenging to maintain competitive recruitment numbers for more than a decade, according to an email statement by Elizabeth Bailey, vice president of KKG nationals. The chapter has 82 initiated…

Digital dating sparks relationships, one swipe at a time
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Digital dating sparks relationships, one swipe at a time

Good coffee tastes like shots of courage. Nicole Dasneves, a senior at the University of Miami, learned this when she found her boyfriend. Dasneves would often see him at the Wellness Center after her dance class. Intimidated by his good looks, she couldn’t bring herself to talk to him. “I used to be a bartender….

Waterbird research inspires professor to travel worldwide
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Waterbird research inspires professor to travel worldwide

Kevin McCracken, an associate professor in the biology department at the University of Miami, has seen his share of picturesque sights, from Alaska’s Northern Lights to the peaks of the Andes Mountains. McCracken’s research on waterbirds, like ducks and herons, inspires him to travel the globe. “I once spent three winters on an island in…

Sophomore expands arts scene on campus
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Sophomore expands arts scene on campus

A freshman’s first class can feel thrilling, but for Tyler Felts, a screenwriting and theatre arts major, his first motion pictures production class felt intimidating. “The teacher came in, and it was so intense,” Felts said. “I was freaked out. When class was over and everyone left, I went up to him and said, ‘Look,…

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