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Food delivery service sends meals to dorm rooms
Community, News

Food delivery service sends meals to dorm rooms

Doorstep Delivery, a food delivery company, has expanded into Coral Gables, now allowing students to order food from restaurants that otherwise do not offer delivery service. A.J. Billapondo, the owner of Doorstep Delivery Miami, started the Miami branch three years ago. “What’s really important for us is that we have restaurants that do not usually…

Program guides high school community to college
Community, News

Program guides high school community to college

The college admissions process is full of costly testing, confusing paperwork and long applications. For high school students without peers or family members who have gone through the process, it can act as a deterrent to attending college. The Civic Engagement High School Partnership between the University of Miami and Miami Southridge High School is…

Coral Gables Police houses military-grade weapons
Community, Crime and Safety, Featured, News

Coral Gables Police houses military-grade weapons

Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri put the issue of police militarization under the national spotlight. The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer set off protests and rioting in the mostly black suburb of St. Louis. Images of local police confronting protestors with military-grade weaponry raised questions about…

RoboCanes compete worldwide
News, Science and Technology

RoboCanes compete worldwide

For the past four summers, computer science professor Ubbo Visser has lead a team of University of Miami students around the world to take part in high-stakes soccer competitions. But the actual players for the RoboCanes are autonomous humanoid robots, programmed by the students for tournaments such as the RoboCup, the equivalent of FIFA’s World…

Speakers bring diverse backgrounds to immigration reform
Academics, News

Speakers bring diverse backgrounds to immigration reform

“Immigration Reform: The Current Debate” is a new class that features four professors with varying backgrounds and perspectives on the issue. “We wanted to expose students to speakers who, as a group, bring different practical and academic perspectives,” said one of the professors, Ariel Armony, who is also the director of Latin American studies. “There…

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