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Coach, alumnus’ first Olympic medal highlights realization of lifelong goal, transformative journey
Profiles, Sports, Swimming/Diving

Coach, alumnus’ first Olympic medal highlights realization of lifelong goal, transformative journey

Randy Ableman, who has served as the head diving coach at the University of Miami for 28 years, celebrated yet another career victory during the 2016 Summer Olympics. Ableman’s diver, UM alumnus Sam Dorman, won a silver medal for the U.S. alongside Mike Hixon in the men’s 3-meter synchronized diving event. Ableman describes his relationship…

Florida’s swing state status plays crucial role in election
Election 2016, News

Florida’s swing state status plays crucial role in election

Update, 11:48 a.m., Oct. 12: Federal Judge Mark Walker extended Florida’s voter registration deadline on Wednesday by a week, moving it to Tuesday, Oct. 18.  With an even mix of Democrats and Republicans, Florida is often referred to as a “purple state” or a swing state, a state in which no particular presidential candidate receives overwhelming…

Rwandan visitors share benefits of debating
News, Video

Rwandan visitors share benefits of debating

A young generation of four Rwandan debaters made a visit to the University of Miami on Tuesday to share their experiences growing up in a country that was once war-torn by the 1994 Rwandan genocide and seeing it rise from the ashes. The genocide, fought between two ethnic clans, the Tutsis and Hutus, left Rwanda in a…

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