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Guest speaker advocates abolition of cigarettes
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Guest speaker advocates abolition of cigarettes

As students in Mary Lindemann’s Medicine and Society class settled down Wednesday morning, guest speaker Robert Proctor, a historian of medicine from Stanford University, cleared the air about abolishing cigarettes – for good. During his lecture, Proctor said that the “freedom to smoke” is not really a freedom at all. He argues that addiction is…

Three-time Pulitzer winner Thomas Friedman shares writing advice
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Three-time Pulitzer winner Thomas Friedman shares writing advice

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who has won the Pulitzer Prize for both international reporting and commentary, spoke to freshmen, transfer students and their families at the New Student Convocation Wednesday evening. Friedman told his audience that this age of globalization and hyper-connectivity fueled by technology means that every college student right now will…

School of Communication molds curriculum for new age
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School of Communication molds curriculum for new age

Today’s technologically evolving landscape is redefining the job market. To keep up, UM’s School of Communication (SoC) has made changes to its curriculum that will begin fall 2104. “The whole School of Communication is looking at a different communication and media landscape out there,” said Terry Bloom, the department chair of  Journalism and Media Management….

Graduate tunes plan for tour
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Graduate tunes plan for tour

For a lot of seniors, graduation means starting an internship or heading off to grad school. But for senior Megan Talay, graduation means the beginning of a seven-day tour and the recording of her EP, all in hopes of pursuing her dreams of being an artist. The Miami Hurricane sat down with Talay to talk…

Junior rises through Greek organization’s ranks
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Junior rises through Greek organization’s ranks

Junior Michael Vante first heard about Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLO’s) through the United Black Students club. He then joined the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, one of the nine historically black Greek organizations on campus. Two years later, Vante became president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the  umbrella group for the nine University of…

Greek Life, News

Fraternity implements alternative initiation process

The eight to 10-week pledge period for aspiring members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) Fraternity was cut short. The UM chapter initiated members Wednesday, which is a few weeks earlier than the scheduled date because of a new mandate. On March 7, SAE’s national branch announced the decision to eliminate the eight-week pledge period,…

Campus Life, News

Audley Webster essay contest honors composition students

Three student essays were honored at the 20th annual Audley Webster Memorial Essay Contest on Tuesday. The contest awards first and second places as well as an honorable mention to three students who are selected for writing notable essays in English Composition classes. The event is in honor of Audley Webster, a beloved former faculty…

Fraternities step to the plate for Tri Delta philanthropy
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Fraternities step to the plate for Tri Delta philanthropy

The members of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority sported T-shirts that read “Dude, It’s For St. Jude” during their annual charity event, Frats at Bat on Thursday and Friday. The shirts were quickly covered in stickers by members of fraternities during one of the activities, Delta Dash. During Delta Dash, fraternities competed to earn points…

Panhellenic Council plans for spring semester
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Panhellenic Council plans for spring semester

The Panhellenic Council, a group of women who serve as the governing body for eight of the University of Miami’s sororities, has formally initiated its new members. The group is working together to plan events for the spring semester. President Amy Halpern, a member of Alpha Delta Pi, zeroed in on a key ingredient of…

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