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Haitian-American students react to hurricane devastation, plan volunteer effort
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Haitian-American students react to hurricane devastation, plan volunteer effort

More than 100 people in Haiti are dead as a result of Hurricane Matthew, and that number is expected to go up, according to Haitian officials. The hurricane tore through the nation on Tuesday, leaving a country already-ravaged by a recent cholera outbreak and an earthquake six years ago even more devastated. Members of Planet Kreyol, the Haitian-American…

Hurricane Matthew weakens, warnings downgraded
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Hurricane Matthew weakens, warnings downgraded

Update, 8:03 p.m., Oct. 6, 2016: The hurricane warning for Broward County has been downgraded to a tropical storm warning, according to the NHC’s 8 p.m. advisory. Hurricane warnings remain in effect for the areas of Boca Raton to South Santee River and Lake Okeechobee. Update, 6:26 p.m., Oct. 6, 2016: Hurricane Matthew’s track shifted slightly in the early…

Storm approaches South Florida
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Storm approaches South Florida

A tropical wave about 600 miles southeast of Miami-Dade County could pose a threat to South Florida in the coming days, according to the National Weather Service and the university’s Crisis Decision Team. The area of low pressure, named Invest 99, swept over the Bahamas on Thursday and could develop into a tropical storm or…

News Briefs 4/11: Miss UM, Earth Week
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News Briefs 4/11: Miss UM, Earth Week

New Miss UM Chinonyelum “Chi-Chi” Maduka stepped down from her role as Miss University of Miami on Friday due to her involvement with a research initiative in Australia that will keep her from participating in the Miss Florida pageant this summer. Freshman Kyra Freeman, the runner-up, took over the role. Freeman will be formally crowned…

Doctors come together to advise about Zika virus at forum
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Doctors come together to advise about Zika virus at forum

Top public health leaders, physicians and scientists from the U.S. and Brazil discussed the ongoing research and study of the Zika virus in a packed ballroom in the Shalala Student Center on Wednesday. The experts discussed at length the latest public health and ethical implications of scientific findings into the outbreak of the virus, which…

Advocacy groups, UM students protest outside G.O.P. debate
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Advocacy groups, UM students protest outside G.O.P. debate

With the nation’s attention turned toward the Republican Presidential Primary debate at the University of Miami on Thursday, crowds of protesters marched around the school’s campus to voice concerns about climate change, minimum wage and the policies of the candidates who would later debate inside the BankUnited Center. Organizations such as Fight for 15, Miami Workers Center and NextGen…

Florida schools face off in Recyclemania competition
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Florida schools face off in Recyclemania competition

The kick-off event for Recyclemania, a two-month recycling competition for colleges and universities in Florida, is on Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Rock from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Florida State University, Florida International University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Nova Southeastern University, Eckerd College and the University of West Florida are also participating. The college…

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