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Program provides chance for customized majors
Academics, News

Program provides chance for customized majors

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) students can create their own major beginning fall 2014. The Faculty Senate approved the proposal for an independent major in January. The program is only offered for CAS students. Maria Stampino, senior associate dean for CAS, said the idea came from “two independent sources.” The first was directly from…


Former senator of Maine speaks on healthcare

Former Sen. Olympia Snowe gave the keynote address at The Business of Healthcare: Bending the Cost Curve conference, which was hosted by the Center for Health Sector Management and Policy at the Business School. The conference aimed to discuss the relationship between health care and businesses, drawing upon Snowe’s combined 40-year experience in the United…


Honor Council hosts Academic Integrity Week

Junior Donatella Vacca does not know much more about the University of Miami’s Honor Council than what it says in the Honor Code printed on her syllabus. “The problem extends to making the campus aware that the Council exists,” she said. The Council, in fact, does exist and is connecting with students through Academic Integrity…

Greek Life, News

SAE alumnus creates scholarship to honor Greek leaders

University of Miami alumnus and member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Joshua Cohen, along with his wife Megan, recently made a $1 million planned gift to create The Cohen Family True Gentleman Endowed Scholarship Fund. The full-tuition scholarship will recognize one female and one male student leader from a sorority and a fraternity, respectively. Alluding to…

Changes to fall calendar lengthen breaks
Academics, Campus Life, News

Changes to fall calendar lengthen breaks

The Office of the Registrar has recently modified the academic calendars for the current and upcoming semesters to incorporate changes made to the fall recess, Thanksgiving break and reading days. The fall recess will take place from Oct. 17 to 20, and Thanksgiving break will take place from Nov. 23 to Dec. 1. In addition,…

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