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Third-year law student Kevin Sigurani dies
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Third-year law student Kevin Sigurani dies

A 24-year-old University of Miami student died on Monday after being hit by a truck while skateboarding on Bird Road, according to police. Kevin Sigurani, a third-year student in the law school, was riding his skateboard in the eastbound lane of Bird Road when a truck heading in the same direction hit him. Coral Gables Police Department spokeswoman…

President’s Campus Coalition discusses climate survey results
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President’s Campus Coalition discusses climate survey results

The President’s Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence and Prevention met Monday afternoon in the Donna Shalala Student Center to discuss the results from the spring 2015 pilot campus climate survey on sexual violence. President Julio Frenk, Vice President of Student Affairs Patricia Whitely, the Board of Trustees and the president’s cabinet were briefed on the…

Survey gathers insight of sexual assault at University of Miami
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Survey gathers insight of sexual assault at University of Miami

Just 954 students, 5.7 percent of the student population at the University of Miami, completed the spring 2015 pilot campus climate survey on sexual violence, according to the results released Monday afternoon. The survey was an initiative by the President’s Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence Prevention and Education to gather data specific to the university….

‘Boggle your mind’ event emphasizes effects of alcohol impairment
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‘Boggle your mind’ event emphasizes effects of alcohol impairment

Day two of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, themed “Boggle your mind,” focused on understanding the effects of alcohol. PIER 21 put students through games that showed the effects of alcohol and taught safe drinking on Tuesday. Students wore “beer” goggles or “fatal vision” goggles to control an RC car through a test track or when trying to walk…

Alcohol Awareness Week encourages knowledge of alcohol-related issues, social responsibility
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Alcohol Awareness Week encourages knowledge of alcohol-related issues, social responsibility

The Rock was filled with opportunities to learn about personal safety when National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week (NCAAW) and Allstate Reality Rides came to it on Monday. The University of Miami is one of more than 1,000 campuses to participate in NCAAW, where students will participate in different awareness events throughout the week, beginning with a…

2015-16 Campus Safety Report shows rise in reported dating violence, drop in drug violations
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2015-16 Campus Safety Report shows rise in reported dating violence, drop in drug violations

Liquor and drug law violations and arrests both declined from 2013 to 2014 at the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, according to the annual crime and fire safety report released by the school Thursday. Reports of a forcible sex offense, domestic violence and dating violence all increased from 2013 to 2014. Forcible sex offenses went…

Construction of US 1 pedestrian overpass begins, utilities relocated
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Construction of US 1 pedestrian overpass begins, utilities relocated

Eight years after it was approved by the Miami-Dade County Commission and five months after a ceremonial groundbreaking in April, a pedestrian overpass over highway U.S. 1 recently began on-site construction. Eight University of Miami students have died while crossing the six-lane highway since 1989. Completion is scheduled for May, according to Miami-Dade County Public…

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