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History casts doubt on Overtown stadium’s promised success
Opinion

History casts doubt on Overtown stadium’s promised success

For years, soccer superstar David Beckham and his team of investors have hoped to build a stadium in Miami in an effort to revitalize the city’s major league soccer scene. After months of pursuing a stadium next to Marlins Park, Beckham’s team of investors revealed their plan to build it on a nine-acre site on…

Students volunteer as mentors for Frost MusicReach
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Students volunteer as mentors for Frost MusicReach

The Frost School of Music may have some of its youngest Mozarts in the Frost MusicReach program. Frost MusicReach gives kids in low-income communities, such as Coconut Grove and Overtown, the opportunity to appreciate and be exposed to musical instruments. Children learn about all kinds of music genres from classical and  jazz to bluegrass. Cassandra…

Hollywood film crew trains UM students
Edge

Hollywood film crew trains UM students

University of Miami motion pictures students were exposed to a piece of Hollywood while working with filmmaker Robert Townsend. Townsend is an actor, writer and director who has produced films including “Hollywood Shuffle,” “The Five Heartbeats” and “The Meteor Man.” He has also worked with stars like Halle Berry, Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington. Production…

Future teachers partner with local high schools
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Future teachers partner with local high schools

Andrew DeMuro’s history students at Booker T. Washington Senior High School didn’t understand how learning about Napoleon Bonaparte, the 18th-century Frenchman, could be useful to them. DeMuro, a spring 2012 graduate from the University of Miami’s School of Education and Human Development, taught his students that lessons about the historical French leader are still important…

Local high school partners with future teachers
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Local high school partners with future teachers

Andrew DeMuro’s history students at Booker T. Washington Senior High School didn’t understand how learning about Napoleon Bonaparte, the 18th-century Frenchman, could be useful to them. DeMuro, currently a senior in the University of Miami’s School of Education, taught his class that lessons about the historical French leader are still important because “that short kid…

Research facility opens first phase
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Research facility opens first phase

The first phase of UM’s Life Science and Technology Park, which has been six years in the making, had its grand opening Tuesday morning. Three hundred guests from the Miller School of Medicine and other UM communities, as well as local civic leaders, gathered at the ceremony in the 242,000-square-foot facility in Overtown. “This is…

Overtown gets a shot of progress
News

Overtown gets a shot of progress

A free Health and Resource Fair was held at the Life Science and Technology Park (LSTP) in historic Overtown this Saturday. The event was a collaborative effort from the University of Miami, Miami-Dade College and South Florida Workforce to provide the community with health screenings and career direction. “Our goal is to put people on…

A view from the other side
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A view from the other side

Although the University of Miami has faced protests about the Life Science and Technology Park set to open in Overtown, a historic black district of Miami, some local businesses and residents who live or work by the project believe it will be beneficial to the area. There are currently two restaurants, two convenience stores and…

Photo Brief: Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival
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Photo Brief: Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival

Grammy Award Winner Roy Hargrove headlined a line-up of Jazz, Gospel, Hip Hop and African Cultural artists during the 1st Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival on April 9, where Luther “Luke” Campbell was named King of the inaugural event. The event was held in the main street of NW 3rd Avenue, between 9th and 11th…

Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Letters to the Editor: Overtown’s Response to UM

It is amazing that everyone knows what’s best for Overtown! A recent Miami Herald editorial, and UM responses have dismissively cited that those expressing a desire for the UM Life Science and Technology Park/Wexford to commit to a long-term investment in the neighborhood are ‘a few community activists’, meddlers looking for a handout. On the contrary, there is an entire neighborhood whose voice is going unheard!

Photo Brief: S.T.A.N.D. and Overtown protestors seek promise fulfillment
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Photo Brief: S.T.A.N.D. and Overtown protestors seek promise fulfillment

PROMOTING JUSTICE: Lula Crowder, a resident of Overtown, attends the protest held at the University of Miami on Wednesday to demand a community agreement between the university and the community of Overtown regarding the building of the UM Life Science and Technology park in the area. The student organization S.T.A.N.D. organized the protest. S.T.A.N.D is…

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