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Lesson learned from tragic death

University officials believe it is too soon to decree sanctions against the two individuals who swam Lake Osceola last Monday morning with freshman, Chad Meredith, who drowned. However, all administrators interviewed by the Hurricane suggested there are lessons to be learned from the “poor decision” that took Meredith’s life. For starters, swimming in the lake…

Sports

Title hopes stay alive

Larry Coker wasn’t concerned with how his Hurricanes did it – he was just happy to leave Boston with a victory. Unfortunately for Miami, other coaches around the nation didn’t see it the same way. A day after the Hurricanes held on in the final minute for an 18-7 win over Boston College, they couldn’t…

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Meredith fondly remembered

Chad Meredith’s death has left the University of Miami in a state of shock and sadness. “It’s not just a loss for me and my fraternity, it’s a loss for the school,” said sophomore Timothy Williamson about losing his best friend, Chad Meredith. Meredith drowned while swimming in Lake Osceola on the University of Miami…

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UM shows depth in blowout

The Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team ended their 2001 exhibition season Saturday afternoon at the Knight Sports Complex with a huge statement, dominating the LA City Stars, 107 – 72. After a bit of a slow start, the Hurricanes came on strong, keeping the pressure throughout the contest. Junior forward James Jones poured in a…

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Proposal may change wage rates for UM

By Margarita MartIn-Hidalgo Hurricane Staff Writer A UM faculty senate committee has started to draft a proposal to develop a living wage policy for contractors hired by the university, UM employees and possibly UM student employees. The ad hoc Committee for the Status of UNICCO Employees will determine which companies providing labor, services, and goods…

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Sports Briefs

SYRACUSE-24 W. VIRGINIA-13 With the Orangemen holding on to a 10-6 lead over WVU early in the fourth quarter, Syracuse cornerback Andre Brinson blocked a punt that set up James Mungro’s 2-yard TD run to help send Syracuse to a 24-13 victory. The Mountaineers’ hurry-up offense struggled against the Syracuse defense, which forced three costly…

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UM dean pens controversial novel

Bernardo Benes had one prime motive when he convinced Robert M. Levine, UM’s dean of Latin American Studies to pen his story. “I wanted my grandchildren to know who their grandfather was, what he did and why he did it,” said Benes. Several hundred hours of rigorous interviewing, along with research that exhausted sources and…

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News Briefs and Campus Calendar

Memorial service The memorial service of freshman Chad Meredith, who died on November 5th, will be held tomorrow at TIME HERE. Condolences from The Miami Hurricane go out to family and friends. Yearbook pictures Attention all students time is running out! Don’t miss your opportunity to be in this year’s Ibis yearbook. New dates have…

Culture

‘Three Sisters’ take stage at Ring Theatre

In an outstanding theatre department performance, director Bruce Miller and his cast breathe life into the pages of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, doing justice to both the masterpiece and the genius behind it. Set in provincial nineteenth century Russia, Three Sisters explores Chekhov’s recurring themes of the passage of time and the hope and grief…

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Hartlaub, Saake pace Lady ‘Canes

The University of Miami women’s basketball team hopes to call upon a mixture of youth and experience to improve upon last year’s 13-15 record. The coaching staff emulated that plan for the exhibition opener. Miami defeated the Virgin Island All-Stars 80-74 on Friday at the Knight Sports Complex. Twelve Hurricanes saw action in the contest,…

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