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Bands battle for spotlight, cash

Filled with flying hair, bucket-drumming bands, bouncing groupies, lots of energy and music for all tastes, the first annual Battle of the Bands, organized by Hurricane Productions [HP] and QuantUM, had a rocky start. Conceived out of two separate events, then somewhat haphazardly put together two weeks before the actual date, the show left many…

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Causes a priority for UM students

While many students were soaking up the sun in Cancun and the Bahamas, a group of UM students had a different idea of how best to spend spring break. Leaving behind suntan lotion and hedonistic desires, over 70 students spent their vacation divided amongst eleven volunteer sites across the country for this year’s Alternative Spring…

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Hoops-4-Hunger raises funds for homeless shelter

Hoops-4-Hunger helped homeless women. “No one deserves this. These are real people. There are a lot of people in this country who are one paycheck away from being on the streets. Homelessness is a growing problem,” said Sarah McGrail, public relations representative for Students Together Ending Poverty [STEP], a student run charitable organization at UM….

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UMTV game show tests knowledge

Apartments against Commuters, Greeks against Pearson-the heat is on for the $10 000 prize for the Live Championship Game in the School of Communication courtyard, April 17. The UMTV produced 30-minute fact-based trivia game show where the questions come from the professors, rallied participants from the five residential colleges, the apartments, commuter students and the…

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Students cope with parking pains

UM students find the creation of the new Pavia parking garage a blessing and a curse. While 198 spaces were lost by closing the Pavia lot for construction, 214 spaces have been added by placing concrete space markers on the lawns surrounding the UC, the Lowe Art Museum, and the Behavioral Medicine building, according to…

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Mortar Board taps President Shalala

At 9:25 Wednesday morning in the middle of a meeting about commencement, President Shalala was surprised in her office by being tapped for Mortar Board, the second highest honor society on campus. “What an honor. Do we have initiation on my schedule?” Shalala said. “Shalala exemplifies everything we stand for. It’s an honor to have…

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Season a success despite loss

The Miami men’s basketball first round loss to Missouri in the NCAA tournament was clearly a disappointment, but it should not by any means overshadow the great success that the Hurricanes accomplished this season. Miami finished the season with a school-record 24 victories and only eight defeats. The 23 regular season wins was the most…

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Academics for athletes come under fire

Surfacing allegations that a university disciplinary appellate committee went soft on a football player who got caught cheating twice in separate classes taught by the same professor, have once again thrust into the spotlight the rocky marriage between stringent athletic programs and academics. Miami New Times recently reported that the Honor Council’s appeals committee –…

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News Briefs and Campus Calendar

KNOW ANY GREAT HEROES? Applications are now out for the Vice President’s Award for Service and the Robert Bates Cole Award for volunteer Leadership. The Vice President’s Award for Service is given out annually to recognize outstanding UM students, faculty and staff for their volunteerism in the Greater Miami community. Nomination forms are located in:…

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Mother of rape victim warns of dangers

Kristin Cooper was a sophomore in college when she came home for winter break in 1995. On New Year’s Eve, her parents, Andrea and Mike, went out to a party. When they got home, they found her laying in the living room, Alanis Morrissette’s “You Oughtta Know” booming from the speakers. She wasn’t breathing. When…

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Wireless Internet covers UM

Security improvements are in store for wireless Internet service on campus, according to Orlando Pimienta, project manager for telecommunications on campus. The IT program, under the leadership of Dean Lew Temares, is also working on constructing a log-off screen, so that only the designated user can close the window they are working in. Currently, users…


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