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Student Activities Center to unveil study lounge
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Student Activities Center to unveil study lounge

Behind a pile of cardboard boxes, ladders and paint supplies lies the Scott and Susan Kornspan Study Lounge, the last piece of the Student Activity Center (SAC) waiting to be completed. “It’s going to be a nice, quiet area in a brand new facility for students to come as they need,” said Brandon Gross, assistant…

Professor makes the grade on RateMyProfessors.com
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Professor makes the grade on RateMyProfessors.com

Near the end of each semester, sophomore Juliana Vallejo makes the annual visit to RateMyProfessors.com. She deciphers anonymous comments that range from helpful expectations of a course to extreme backlashes against a professor. “I use it for making my class schedules,” she said. “It’s funny because people are like ‘I hate this teacher; he gave…

Festival Miami to feature Grammy-winning performers
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Festival Miami to feature Grammy-winning performers

Grammy-winning artists Gloria Estefan and Joshua Bell will perform alongside student musicians and faculty at the Frost School of Music’s annual Festival Miami concert series. A month-long event, Festival Miami begins Tuesday and is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Many of the performances will be held at the University of Miami’s Gusman Concert Hall. The concert…

Ibis Literary Reading series kicks off, encourages audience to stretch their minds
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Ibis Literary Reading series kicks off, encourages audience to stretch their minds

The annual IBIS Literary Reading and Performance Series got under way Sept. 12 with readings by three distinguished poets. The University of Miami’s creative writing program is hosting the series, which features a number of artists sharing their works of poetry. This year’s series’ kick-off featured UM faculty member Jaswinder Bolina, MFA alumnus Neil de…

Flugtag team doubles its flight length, travels 60 feet
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Flugtag team doubles its flight length, travels 60 feet

  University of Miami’s American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) got wings this Saturday at the Redbull Flugtag competition. Held at Bayfront Park, Flugtag requires competitors to fly homemade flying machines with size and weight constraints. The aircraft was piloted by juniors Oliver Doggart, Ben Patterson and Jon Katzman, and seniors James Johnston and Samad…

LUCID inspires eco-friendly lifestyles
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LUCID inspires eco-friendly lifestyles

LUCID energy-monitoring dashboards were installed into Hecht and Stanford residential colleges, the Hecht-Stanford Dining Hall, three University Village buildings and the MacArthur Engineering Building in August. The initiative came to fruition after months of work between Student Government’s Energy and Conservation Organization (ECO), Green U and the University of Miami’s Facilities Management Department. “You can…

Loopholes allow for underage drinking at the Rat
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Loopholes allow for underage drinking at the Rat

Raising your right wrist at the Rat is as common as buying a pitcher of beer. The sole on-campus bar uses wristbands on the right hand as a system for verifying the legal age to drink alcohol. But with its larger location at the Student Activities Center, are underage students less likely to get caught…

DCC Spin-A-Thon benefits cancer research
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DCC Spin-A-Thon benefits cancer research

Sign-ups are underway for the university’s second annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge spin-a-thon on Wednesday, Oct. 23, to raise money for life-saving cancer research. UM officials created the spin-a-thon as a way to involve more students and others on campus who might not be able to participate in the DCC’s main fundraising event, which features group bike…

Changes to fall calendar lengthen breaks
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Changes to fall calendar lengthen breaks

The Office of the Registrar has recently modified the academic calendars for the current and upcoming semesters to incorporate changes made to the fall recess, Thanksgiving break and reading days. The fall recess will take place from Oct. 17 to 20, and Thanksgiving break will take place from Nov. 23 to Dec. 1. In addition,…

DCC Spin-A-Thon benefits cancer research
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DCC Spin-A-Thon benefits cancer research

Sign-ups are underway for the university’s second annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge Spin-A-Thon on Oct. 23 to raise money for life-saving cancer research. UM officials created the Spin-A-Thon as a way to involve more students and others on campus who might not be able to participate in the DCC’s main fundraising event, which features group bike…

Ling inspires students to take action, change the world
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Ling inspires students to take action, change the world

Students, faculty and community members took their seats in the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse Monday to hear from acclaimed journalist Lisa Ling. Ling came to UM as part of Fall Convocation, in a speech entitled, “Open Heart, Open Mind.” She shared stories of her encounters with people of different cultures and backgrounds, all the while connecting…

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