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Divali Show celebrates culture

In their 8th year running, the Indian Students Association is planning for their annual Divali show this Saturday. Divali is the Hindu Festival of Lights. This year, with a new committee board, the emphasis of the show has shifted from religious to educational. “I don’t want to say that we’re being really politically correct but…

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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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Students serves as tranlator on trip

Hiking to the waterfalls of Central America, making trips to the long strand beaches of Nicaragua and helping one’s fellow men all along the way. UM student, April Runkle did just that, last summer on a mission trip to Central America organized by International Service Learning (ISL). Runkle and a small team of predominately pre-med…

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Sidewalks coming to San Amaro

The construction on San Amaro Drive has been a project the University and the City of Coral Gables have been working on for more than a year and is now underway. When finished, it will provide sidewalks, lighting, signage, medians, a traffic circle, landscaping and irrigation. The construction work extends to Miller Drive up through…

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parking garage closed for maintenance To facilitate required annual maintenance while minimizing inconvenience to the University community, the Ponce Garage (5665 Ponce de Leon Boulevard) will be closed during the Thanksgiving break, Nov. 22-25. The garage will re-open at 6 a.m. on Nov. 26. To accomplish the necessary work, the garage must be cleared of…

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Basketball Review Hurricane women

Martha Bodley (45) C, 6-3, Senior, St. Croix Educational Complex Last Year: Bodley saw spot duty off the bench, averaging two points and 1.3 rebounds in 18 games. This Year: As the only true center on Miami’s roster, Bodley should see a significant block of time early on. She will have to show results in…

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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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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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