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E-Week promoted competition, celebrated engineering

All branches of the College of Engineering joined together to host E-Week , which was followed by the ASCE Southeast Student Conference last March. E-Week combines competitions, expos and celebrations of the engineering discipline to demonstrate the need for and education of science, math and the technical skills. E-Week, which began on Monday with a…

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Entrepreneur creates collaboration website

Senior Steven Reubenstone created the professional counterpart to the popular dating website eHarmony.com with Collaborizm. “Collaborizm is a lot like eHarmony in the sense that, except we’re matching collaborators instead of romantic partners,” he said. With the help of the LaunchPad, Reubenstone created Collaborizm, which matches prospective entrepreneurs together. The word “Collaborizm” is a combination…

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Festival of nine lights featured Indian dance

In a flashy display of ceremonial dancing, the Hindu Students Council and Indian Students Association co-hosted their annual Garba Night-Navaratri event in the BankUnited Center FieldHouse in October. Navaratri is the Hindu festival of nine nights dedicated to the Goddess Shakti and her various forms: the Goddess Durga for the first three nights, Lakshimi for…

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Red Bull flugtag gave students wings

Students from the College of Engineering, covered in colored body paint, wings and beaks, pushed an Angry Birds-themed aircraft off a 30-foot pier at Bayfront Park during the third annual Red Bull Flugtag event. The crowd in Downtown Miami roared as team pilot Thien Tran, who sat on the creatively designed flight machine, flew the…

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FunDay celebrated its 30th anniversary

Pair up 300 special needs citizens with more than 600 university students and you’ve got yourself a record-setting and historic FunDay. FunDay is the longest standing service tradition at the University of Miami, and it celebrated a milestone this year: its 30th anniversary. With the number of students preregistered for FunDay as of Wednesday, this…

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Chartwells workers, student advocates threaten to strike

Students who were faced with the possibility of food services at the University of Miami closing can rest easy. This is because Chartwells employees are also resting easier. Chartwells workers organized to hold a strike that would have paralyzed the dining halls at the residential colleges and the food court at the UC during the…

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Quidditch to sweep rivals

The University of Miami quidditch team is a top contender to win the sixth annual Quidditch World Cup, according to predictions made by the Huffington Post. University teams from Canada, Mexico, France and all over the United States will compete Saturday and Sunday in Kissimmee, Fla.,  in what is expected to be an intense fight…

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Entrepreneur creates collaboration website

Senior Steven Reubenstone created the professional counterpart to the popular dating website eHarmony.com with Collaborizm. “Collaborizm is a lot like eHarmony in the sense that, except we’re matching collaborators instead of romantic partners,” he said. With the help of the LaunchPad, Reubenstone created Collaborizm, which matches prospective entrepreneurs together. The word “Collaborizm” is a combination…

Lifted ban benefits ROTC women
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Lifted ban benefits ROTC women

Cadets and professors of the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) responded to the Pentagon’s decisions to lift its ban on women in combat. The policy change was announced back on Jan. 24, but will not be enacted until 2016. Senior Tori Charvat, Army ROTC Battalion commander, sees that the policy is a progressive move…

Dawkins visits campus
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Dawkins visits campus

Last Thursday, the BankUnited Center had an approximately 2,300-member audience to hear world-renowned scientist and foremost figure on evolutionary biology, Richard Dawkins. The lecture, which was called “The Science of Beauty and the Beauty of Science” makes Dawkins’ second trip to the University. He last came to UM in 2011. The lecture was free to…

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