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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,…

Coral Gables Police houses military-grade weapons
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Coral Gables Police houses military-grade weapons

Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri put the issue of police militarization under the national spotlight. The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer set off protests and rioting in the mostly black suburb of St. Louis. Images of local police confronting protestors with military-grade weaponry raised questions about…

Traffic safety checkpoints to surround campus
Community, Crime and Safety, News

Traffic safety checkpoints to surround campus

A series of traffic safety checkpoints will be set up in the area surrounding the University of Miami campus Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will also coincide with events aimed at educating people on driving safety, in the hopes of lessening traffic accidents. According to a press release from the Southeast Community Traffic Safety Team (SE CTST), the…

Safety fair sheds light on reality of distracted driving
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Safety fair sheds light on reality of distracted driving

UMPD and Miss UM helped educate the University of Miami’s student body about the importance of practicing safe driving at the safety fair Thursday afternoon on the Rock. The safety fair, which included educational games and information, focused on the topics of alcohol and texting. “The safety fair, in addition to general awareness, is also dealing with distracted driving…

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