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Fraternity hosts speech contest for local high school students
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Fraternity hosts speech contest for local high school students

[imagebrowser id=25] [fresh_divider style=”solid”] Fourteen-year-old William Gilmore sat in absolute silence surrounded by the sounds of nervous laughter and the light chatter of other seated high school boys. Gilmore was the youngest of seven local teenagers who competed in the Martin Luther King, Jr. High School Male Oratorical Competition, a speech contest scholarship hosted by…

Senator discusses next step in education reform
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Senator discusses next step in education reform

Florida Senator Dwight Bullard made an appearance on campus Monday night, speaking to students who are interested in reforming the public school system and improving the education that students are receiving. “We do have a problem [with education], and you all represent not only the folks that can solve it, but the opportunity to move…

Frost School program preps rising musicians
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Frost School program preps rising musicians

The Frost School of Music continues to expand its reach into the South Florida community with its Preparatory Program – a comprehensive, pre-college music instruction for students 6 to 18 years old. The 30-week program gives students a well-rounded musical experience by supplying them with knowledge and tools they can use throughout their lifetime as…

Alumni Association launches nationwide annual program
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Alumni Association launches nationwide annual program

Local chapters of UM’s Alumni Association in 28 different cities welcomed new alumni to their area Sept. 12. The Alumni Association Regional Engagement and Young Alumni Programs Team sponsored the first annual event called “Welcome to the Neighborhood.” The initiative was meant to increase membership by getting young alumni to network and learn about the…

Drugstore shuts down local strip-mall
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Drugstore shuts down local strip-mall

[imagebrowser id=9] [fresh_divider style=”solid”] On an inconspicuous corner of a strip-mall about a mile from the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, Beehive Natural Foods sells supplements and snacks. At lunchtime, the Beehive Juice Bar in the back bustles with hungry regulars at its counter. “Carlitos, I’m starving,” murmurs a woman whose young daughter is…

DCC Spin-A-Thon benefits cancer research
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DCC Spin-A-Thon benefits cancer research

Sign-ups are underway for the university’s second annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge spin-a-thon on Wednesday, Oct. 23, to raise money for life-saving cancer research. UM officials created the spin-a-thon as a way to involve more students and others on campus who might not be able to participate in the DCC’s main fundraising event, which features group bike…

Chartwells employees walk out of work, protest wages
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Chartwells employees walk out of work, protest wages

  Approximately 20 Chartwells employees at the Hecht Stanford Dining Hall walked out of work at the start of the noon lunch hour Thursday to protest their pay rates. As employees began walking out of the dining hall, union members and UNICO workers lined the walkway cheering and chanting, “Si se puede.” They also passed…

Controversial overpass cleared for construction
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Controversial overpass cleared for construction

    After several hurdles, plans for a pedestrian bridge that will allow UM students to cross U.S. 1 well above speeding cars and distracted drivers are finally concrete.   All legal and budget issues have been resolved, and Miami-Dade County is now in the process of finalizing the design before construction commences. The Mediterranean-style…

Custodial staff reaches wage agreement
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Custodial staff reaches wage agreement

University custodial workers decided not to go on strike. They reached a tentative agreement with their employer Debenham, Thouard, and Zadelhoff (DTZ), formerly called Unicco, on Friday. Members voted on Tuesday at St. Bede Episcopal Chapel near UM to make the agreement official. The final agreement includes a 35-cent wage increase per year for the…

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