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UC student workers provide guidance

Student employees at the Information Desk in the University Center are the primary providers of information on campus. They have to know where places are and who to contact if they don’t have the answer to a question. They also help distribute tickets for events, run the lost and found, and provide students with office…

Historic building regains former glory
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Historic building regains former glory

Germaine Price, a UM alumna who graduated in 1983, recalls attending photography classes in the Art Building when she was a student. “It was not what I was expecting from a college campus,” she said. “The paint was peeling, and the floor was creaking. I guess it had that funky college feel.” Price is referring…

Rachel Maddow sits down with Shalala
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Rachel Maddow sits down with Shalala

  President Donna E. Shalala got to pick the brain of one of America’s sharpest political commentators. UM students and hundreds of other attendees gathered at the Fieldhouse on Sunday for a conversation with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Maddow has hosted “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC since 2008, where she is revered as much for…

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…

SAC to feature 24-hour study space, Starbucks
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SAC to feature 24-hour study space, Starbucks

College students are no strangers to the phenomenon that is pulling an all-nighter. Once the Student Activities Center (SAC) opens in the fall of 2013, University of Miami students will have a space to stay on those nights when sleep isn’t in the cards. According to Student Government (SG) President Nawara Alawa, many of the…

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Sculptures shape landscape aesthetics

In the last 10 years, curious-looking works of art have been sprouting up on campus. Whether their aesthetic merit is appreciated or not, no one can deny that they appear expensive. This then begs the question, how much of students’ tuition dollars are actually funding these sculptures? Technically, none. All sculptures are donated. However, it’s…

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On-campus organizations foster commuter involvement

The dorms are not the only hub for a true college experience. “Most commuters get involved because they want to have the most real college experience,” said Bibi Yasmin Moghani, chair of the Committee on Student Organizations (COSO). About 25 percent of engaged student leaders on campus are commuter students, according to Danielle Howard, director…

Renovations on UC Patio continue through summer
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Renovations on UC Patio continue through summer

The view of Lake Osceola from the second floor of the University Center (UC) is about to become a little less cluttered. The second of three sections of the patio renovations are set to open within the next week. “We’re about to … expand a little bit closer towards the lake,” said Dan Westbrook, director…

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Professors live on campus, embrace students

Not many children can say they grew up in a residential college, eating at dining halls, attending on-campus festivals and listening to top-notch speakers. For professors like Laura Kohn-Wood and her family, this is just another day in the life. The Residential Faculty Program was instituted to bridge the gap between what students learn in…

Complex houses hurricane simulator
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Complex houses hurricane simulator

      The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science will be able to experience the hurricane season all year long. RSMAS’s newest building, the Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex, will feature the only existing complex to have the power to generate Category 5 hurricane winds. The complex is housed in the…

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Building becomes reality after funds, 40 years

Dust fills the air around the Frost School of Music. What looks like an empty lot covered in soil, rocks and piping outside of the school on Miller Drive will soon turn into one of the most modern and ecological friendly buildings in South Florida. The expansion of the school means that more than 700…

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