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Prominent Republican donor pledges support for Clinton, former congressman Allen West delivers counter-perspective in guest lecture
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Prominent Republican donor pledges support for Clinton, former congressman Allen West delivers counter-perspective in guest lecture

South Florida billionaire Mike Fernández, founder of MBF Healthcare Partners and noted Republican donor, gave students in The Election class a rounded perspective of issues leading up to the general election weeks away. Throughout the discussion Fernández called out Republican candidate Donald Trump and spoke about his personal experience with the businessman-turned-politician. “I am a…

Class speaker discourages voting for ‘lesser of two evils’
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Class speaker discourages voting for ‘lesser of two evils’

“The Election” class had mixed reactions over guest speaker Roger Stone, a Republican strategist and longtime Donald Trump confidante whose pointed opinions criticizing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and voting for the lesser of two evils on the heels of the first presidential debate on Monday night left some students displeased. Stone talked about the state…

Democratic candidate Scott Fuhrman addresses students at Cosford Cinema
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Democratic candidate Scott Fuhrman addresses students at Cosford Cinema

Democratic Florida congressional candidate Scott Fuhrman addressed students in “The Election” course at the Cosford Cinema on Tuesday to discuss his bid for Congress member in the upcoming election. Fuhrman, who is running for Florida’s 27th district against incumbent Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, discussed the competitive nature of the election, including the use of fundraising and political…

Biscayne Bay Drift Card launch aims to gather data on climate change, pollution
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Biscayne Bay Drift Card launch aims to gather data on climate change, pollution

More than twenty researchers and students threw colorful, data-collecting “drift cards” from onboard the F.G. Walton Smith docked at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) on Monday morning to launch the Biscayne Bay Drift Card Study. The Drift Card Study involves the release of scientific “cards” into the ocean in order to…

Class hosts politically influential guest speakers
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Class hosts politically influential guest speakers

Florida Congressman Carlos Curbelo spoke Tuesday night of conspiracy theories, the #NeverTrump movement and morality to nearly 300 students enrolled in “The Election: 2016.” The by-announcement-only political science course features frequent guest speakers including members of Congress, senators, professors and other voices in the political community. Curbelo followed Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who stopped by the…

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