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Campus prepares for tropical storm Erika
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Campus prepares for tropical storm Erika

UPDATE, Aug. 29 1:32 p.m.: The university has announced that, with the storm’s dissipation, they do not expect any closures or disruptions Sunday or Monday. Normal operations will continue as planned Saturday at the University of Miami, with preparations for tropical storm Erika’s expected landfall on Sunday underway. The decision on potential changes to the school’s operations on…

Funds approved for San Amaro Drive safety project
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Funds approved for San Amaro Drive safety project

Two months after a University of Miami student was hit by a car while crossing San Amaro Drive, the school has approved funding for the pre-design of a safety project for the road. According to Student Government President Alessandria San Roman and President-Elect Brianna Hathaway, the project will look at possible safety measures for the…

UPDATE: Student hit by car on campus
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UPDATE: Student hit by car on campus

On Friday afternoon, 20-year-old Matthew Wisehaupt, a University of Miami student, was hit by a 2015 gray Audi while trying to cross San Amaro Drive and Albenga Avenue. This is located near the University Village apartment complex. According to Coral Gables police, the 16-year-old driver remained on the scene throughout the investigation. Coral Gables Fire…

UGuardian app helps Canes stay safe
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UGuardian app helps Canes stay safe

The University of Miami Police Department (UMPD) has implemented a variety of services on and around campus to increase safety. Some of these include safety escorts and blue light phones. Now, UMPD’s new app UGuardian will join the list. UGuardian was launched during UMPD’s 45th anniversary party on Wednesday. The app has features that facilitate a person’s…

Media, legislation brings sexual assault into national spotlight
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Media, legislation brings sexual assault into national spotlight

Before President Donna E. Shalala created the President’s Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence Prevention and Education in May, university services and student-led activism worked to raise awareness about sexual assault. Services such as the Counseling Center combined with student organizations, such as No Zebras and Yellow Rose Society, have combated this nationwide issue. The Jameis…

Sexual assault survivor speaks out
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Sexual assault survivor speaks out

Angela Cameron went to a party with a friend on a Friday night in early April. He offered to let her stay over his apartment and she did, only to find her underwear on the floor when she awoke from a blackout the next morning. She had been sexually assaulted. Some time later, she recalled,…

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