Tag: Safety

Student-athlete safety should be priority despite profit, popularity
Opinion

Student-athlete safety should be priority despite profit, popularity

Last week’s hospitalization of three University of Oregon football players following strength and conditioning workouts is raising questions about how hard players are being pushed in the name of the game. The NCAA is primarily responsible for regulating these workouts. This raises the question: shouldn’t the individual schools be more concerned with their athletes’ well-being…

Controversial overpass cleared for construction
Campus Life, Community, News

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…

Opinion

Miami crime robs students of safety

D uring winter break, my frantic landlord in Miami called to inform me that the house I share with three roommates had been broken into. The majority of our belongings had been stolen, even with an alarm system installed. College students routinely leave home for long periods of time or even for class. It is…

Police enforce new speed limit
News

Police enforce new speed limit

Despite the University of Miami Police Department’s (UMPD) efforts to enforce the Coral Gables campus’ lowered speed limit, some student drivers continue to speed. UMPD implemented the new 15-mph speed limit for all on-campus roads as part of a pedestrian safety initiative called ‘Canes Crossroad. The speed limit was reduced from last year’s 30-mph limit….

Opinion

Staff editorial 11/10: safety is in your hands

As Internet sensation Antoine Dodson said, “He’s climbin’ in yo’ windows and snatchin’ yo’ people up.” While people may chuckle at Dodson and his unique demeanor, home (and dorm) invasion is nothing to laugh about. The incident that occurred in Mahoney Residential College last Saturday night is a sobering wake-up call that break-ins do indeed…

An eye on hurricane safety
News

An eye on hurricane safety

In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted an especially active hurricane season ­– June 1 through Nov. 30 ­– for the Atlantic basin. As the peak of the season approaches, 2011’s first hurricane is less than 400 miles away from Miami, and the importance of being prepared for such a disaster cannot…

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