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USpeak features new professor Chantel Acevedo
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USpeak features new professor Chantel Acevedo

The first event of the 2015-16 USpeak Flash Fiction & Poetry Performance Series took place on Monday evening at Books & Books in downtown Coral Gables. The event was hosted by the University of Miami Creative Writing Program and the student-run Mangrove literary journal. The featured guest of Monday’s open mic reading was new creative…

Orientation outreach encourages community service
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Orientation outreach encourages community service

Students gathered at The Rock Plaza Saturday morning to kick off the Butler Center for Service and Leadership’s annual Orientation Outreach day of service. Orientation Outreach is the first service day of the academic year at the University of Miami, aiming to introduce and integrate new students into the greater Miami community while inspiring them…

Rocklands petition sent to president Donna Shalala
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Rocklands petition sent to president Donna Shalala

Eight faculty members and five students delivered a petition concerning the pine rocklands property sold by UM to RAM Realty Services (RAM) to the Office of the President on April 16. President Donna E. Shalala reportedly declined to meet with those who delivered it, and the University declined to comment. The official spokesperson for this…

ABC Construction to build overpass across U.S. 1
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ABC Construction to build overpass across U.S. 1

Eight years after being approved by the Miami-Dade County Commission, the much-anticipated construction of the U.S. 1 pedestrian overpass next to the University Metrorail station is set to begin April 23. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at the University Metrorail station, across Ponce de Leon Boulevard from the University of Miami campus. According to a…

Incumbents retain seats in Coral Gables elections
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Incumbents retain seats in Coral Gables elections

The peaceful stillness at the polling station at the BankUnited Center as voters trickled in to elect a mayor and commissioners Tuesday was anything but representative of the months of fierce competition for office and nasty long-standing rivalries. The election pitted Mayor Jim Cason against former city commissioner Ralph Cabrera. Cason handily defeated Cabrera, winning a third two-year term. Incumbent Commissioner…

Protests culminate in community petition
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Protests culminate in community petition

A faculty member is circulating an online petition around the University of Miami community to encourage UM to support efforts to buy back endangered pine rockland property and preserve the university’s reputation. The petition will be presented to UM administration next week during Earth Week. Timothy Watson, an associate professor in the English Department, drafted…

Candidates assemble at Coral Gables public forum
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Candidates assemble at Coral Gables public forum

In two weeks, Coral Gables residents will go to the polls to vote for a new mayor and two new commissioners. On Tuesday night, the candidates came together for the last time to vie for votes at a public forum hosted by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce at the University of Miami’s Fieldhouse. Rudy Fernandez,…

Speaker to discuss Nelson Mandela’s legacy
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Speaker to discuss Nelson Mandela’s legacy

Drawing on his moments with Nelson Mandela, South African politician Wilmot James will present a talk that tells the story of Mandela’s efforts at improving lives and building a nation. The talk will take place at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the third-floor conference room of the Richter Library. James is South Africa’s Shadow Minister for Health…

Mayor requests funds to buy back pine rocklands
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Mayor requests funds to buy back pine rocklands

Mayor of Miami-Dade county Carlos Giménez and Commissioner Dennis Moss asked Gov. Rick Scott for Amendment 1 funding to buy back property containing an endangered pine rockland habitat from RAM Realty Services (RAM). This move would put the land under county control. Amendment 1 is the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, passed in the…

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