Matthew Bunch


Reflecting on my year as editor in chief and the true lessons of college

It’s hard to believe an entire year has come and gone. It’s hard to believe my tenure as Editor in Chief is coming to an end. It’s hard to believe it’s almost summer! All those things are exciting and scary and exhausting, but I thought it would be a good time to reflect on what I’ve learned and experienced, and try to relate it to our readership.


Shalala’s April Fool’s Day e-mail confuses some, has real meaning

Many students woke up Wednesday morning with a few questions after checking their e-mail boxes. Was it okay to walk on the grass? Wasn’t it before? Had someone hacked university president Donna E. Shalala’s e-mail account? The truth is much simpler. No, the message sent to the student body wasn’t an April Fool’s Day joke. But it definitely didn’t have the serious tone of previous communications from her.

Avissar named new dean of RSMAS

Avissar named new dean of RSMAS

Roni Avissar, a professor at Duke University specilizing in climatology, has been named the new head of the Universiy of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, according to a statement from the university.

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