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University to build three more bridges across campus
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University to build three more bridges across campus

Just a few weeks after receiving approval on two permits to build two separate bridges over waterways on its campus, the University of Miami has received approval for three additional bridges to be built over campus waterways. The Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners voted 10 to zero to approve the permit application at Tuesday’s meeting.  The bridges,…

Pike’s return may prompt housing debate
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Pike’s return may prompt housing debate

An official Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) fraternity house was under construction while the group was suspended for violating university standards in 2013. Located on 5800 San Amaro Drive near the University Village apartments, the property is completed and will be leased to the Beta Theta Pi (Beta) fraternity. Two weeks ago, the Division of Student…

SunSmart 5k fights melanoma
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SunSmart 5k fights melanoma

South Florida is renowned for its sunny climate, perfect for sunbathers and people looking to get a tan. Yet this can have potentially devastating repercussions. Excessive exposure to the sun may lead to melanoma, or skin cancer. To help raise awareness about this topic, medical students at University of Miami have set up the SunSmart…

Architecture class contributes to Underline plan
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Architecture class contributes to Underline plan

While Friends of the Underline plan the transformation of 10 miles’ worth of land under Miami’s Metrorail, a University of Miami architecture class is helping out by visualizing the transformation of the Brickell and University Metrorail stations. Professor Jacob Brillhart got involved after a different UM class taught by professor Rocco Ceo worked with the…

Potential city path to reduce environmental strain
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Potential city path to reduce environmental strain

  Beneath the 25-mile-long Metrorail that runs through Miami is 25 miles of unused space where grass and a crooked, worn-down asphalt path lay. Meg Daly and Friends of The Underline are trying to turn 10 miles of that unused space into an urban trail that will attract artists, businesses and, perhaps most importantly, get…

Surplus department turns trash into treasure
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Surplus department turns trash into treasure

Rows of filing cabinets, a sea of chairs, couches, elliptical machines, armoires, cameras, high-tech microscopes, medical supplies, a wall of forgotten paintings and even an old telegraph machine are housed in a university warehouse, waiting to be sold at low prices. Advertised only by word of mouth, the Surplus Property Department of the University of…

Fracking may be banned
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Fracking may be banned

Last year, it was revealed that the owners of an oil well in Florida’s Collier County were using techniques associated with hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to increase production. Fracking involves drilling deep into the earth and injecting fluids to create fractures in the rock to eventually release natural gas. This issue was discussed at Wednesday’s…

Art class gives creativity a cause
Academics, Community, News

Art class gives creativity a cause

Billie Grace Lynn, an associate professor in the University of Miami Department of Art and Art History, wants to make the world a better place through art. She is inspired by socially engaged art projects like Project Row Houses, in which a team of artists and volunteers restored derelict houses for low-income African-American families in the Third Ward area of…

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