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A male student was taken away in handcuffs after an act of violence brought the Coral Gables police to the University Center (UC) Tuesday afternoon. A UC Information Desk employee who arrived for work immediately after the incident subsided said he saw an African-American male in handcuffs in a first-floor office of the UC. “All…

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Secretary of Education speaks on campus

As part of UM’s 75th Anniversary celebrations, the U.S. Secretary of Education, Rod Paige, addressed the nation’s educational challenges to an audience of professors, faculty, students, students, alumni, and representatives of the community at UM’s Storer Auditorium on Nov 13. Paige, who has served as School Superintendent in the Houston area and was Dean of…

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Lesson learned from tragic death

University officials believe it is too soon to decree sanctions against the two individuals who swam Lake Osceola last Monday morning with freshman, Chad Meredith, who drowned. However, all administrators interviewed by the Hurricane suggested there are lessons to be learned from the “poor decision” that took Meredith’s life. For starters, swimming in the lake…

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UM dean pens controversial novel

Bernardo Benes had one prime motive when he convinced Robert M. Levine, UM’s dean of Latin American Studies to pen his story. “I wanted my grandchildren to know who their grandfather was, what he did and why he did it,” said Benes. Several hundred hours of rigorous interviewing, along with research that exhausted sources and…

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Proposal may change wage rates for UM

By Margarita MartIn-Hidalgo Hurricane Staff Writer A UM faculty senate committee has started to draft a proposal to develop a living wage policy for contractors hired by the university, UM employees and possibly UM student employees. The ad hoc Committee for the Status of UNICCO Employees will determine which companies providing labor, services, and goods…

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Meredith fondly remembered

Chad Meredith’s death has left the University of Miami in a state of shock and sadness. “It’s not just a loss for me and my fraternity, it’s a loss for the school,” said sophomore Timothy Williamson about losing his best friend, Chad Meredith. Meredith drowned while swimming in Lake Osceola on the University of Miami…

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News Briefs and Campus Calendar

Memorial service The memorial service of freshman Chad Meredith, who died on November 5th, will be held tomorrow at TIME HERE. Condolences from The Miami Hurricane go out to family and friends. Yearbook pictures Attention all students time is running out! Don’t miss your opportunity to be in this year’s Ibis yearbook. New dates have…

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Hartlaub, Saake pace Lady ‘Canes

The University of Miami women’s basketball team hopes to call upon a mixture of youth and experience to improve upon last year’s 13-15 record. The coaching staff emulated that plan for the exhibition opener. Miami defeated the Virgin Island All-Stars 80-74 on Friday at the Knight Sports Complex. Twelve Hurricanes saw action in the contest,…

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Tennis dominates doubles

The University of Miami women’s tennis team concluded their fall season strongly this past weekend when they hosted the Second Annual Hurricane Fall Classic. The home tournament, Miami’s first and only one this fall, included matches between Miami, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, and South Alabama. The Hurricanes were almost flawless in doubles competition, taking nine…

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REPORT CARD

Sustained long drives, but couldn’t capitalize on any of them. Dorsey missed open targets all day and threw four picks that nearly cost Miami the game. Clinton Portis kept Miami in the game, carrying the ball 35 times for 159 yards. Shockey and the wide receivers made some key catches, however the unit didn’t pose…


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