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Day of service in the rain

On the last day of the Clinton Global Initiative at the University of Miami, conference attendees traded their business casual attire for T-shirts, jeans and sneakers.

Construction of internal road a prerequisite for other projects

According to Coral Gables city ordinance number 2007-16, before proceeding with any new construction projects, the university will first have to comply with the building of an internal road meant to alleviate traffic on San Amaro Drive.

Open the discussion to all points of view

Hit the snooze button. Grab a latte. Run to class. Avoid getting hit by cars? If this last statement doesn’t sound like a part...

Students protest plan to build a road through the arboretum

Students and faculty will gather on Saturday at the arboretum to peacefully protest a Coral Gables city ordinance and a university plan that would put a road right through the middle of the garden. The road, which would be constructed in two phases, is part of the University of Miami Campus Area Development (UMCAD) program which was delineated as far back as 2005.

“How to Train your Dragon” fun and lighthearted

In these times, when movie tickets are at an all-time high and different options compete for your wallet, “How to Train your Dragon” is well worth your money. From the studio that brought you “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda,” comes another fun and lighthearted animated movie that is sure to leave a smile in your face.

Census day invites awareness

This Thursday, April the 1st is National Census Day. The day marks the general deadline for submission of census forms. But rather than being a deadline, April 1st is a day of awareness that will hopefully encourage people to fill out their forms and send them in.

Take down that pic

With graduation quickly approaching, and the hunt for a job in full swing, it might be time for departing seniors to graduate their Facebook profiles before potential employers get to it.

Some lose big in the housing lotto

Due to the demand for on-campus housing, a lottery system had to be implemented. Students who opted in during the period between Feb. 5 and Feb. 19 were directed to myUM to find out whether they won the lottery or not. Those who won saw a page displaying the housing sign-up schedule, while those who were not as lucky were redirected to a page outlining off-campus options.

Studies show that afternoon naps can improve memory

Although camping out at the Richter Library to study for a test all night is a staple studying strategy for UM students, little attention is given to the importance of naps in the stressful routine.

Updates to GRE may improve usability

A feared and respected test, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) acts as a gate-keeper that stands in the way of undergraduates wishing to pursue their academic goals in graduate school.

New attendance policy in the works

According to Student Government Vice-President Kristen Weaver, talks have been confirmed for next semester to create a detailed university-wide attendance policy that will put an end to the guesswork.

Shooting reported on Coral Gables campus

An Emergency Notification Network alert was sent to the members of the University of Miami community around 2:42 p.m. warning them of a shooting on the Coral Gables campus.
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