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…


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…


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…


News Briefs

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:…


Vigil sparks light

“Every seven minutes someone dies because of an alcohol or drug related incident,” was the message at the candlelight vigil organized by Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol [GAMMA] Wednesday night at Lake Osceola. It was a sad and sobering ceremony. The vigil is an annual event brought to campus by Jennifer Brack, Assistant…


Women’s History Month kicks off

“Behind every successful man there is a woman; behind every successful woman there is a man,”- Anonymous. March 1 commemorated the beginning of Women’s History Month [WHM]. It was first declared by Congress in the late 80’s and has been celebrated ever since. The Women’s Resource Center [WRC] at UM, in conjunction with other organizations…


UM students prepare for Alternative Spring Break 2002

What are your plans for spring break? Chances are, you’ll be spending your time doing nothing at home or hitting the beach and the night scene if you opt to remain in Miami. Not for some University of Miami students. These students are taking the initiative to jazz up their spring break by participating in…


‘A Change in U’ takes election

Hard work has paid off for student government spring elections ticket “A Change in You…’Cause it’s time.” After six days of relentless campaigning-three for elections and three for the elections run-offs- Mike Johnston, Justin Levine and Mahala Dar have come out victorious, winning the titles of SG President, Vice President and Treasurer, respectively. All three…


Tight spaces damage cars in campus parking lots

After a tiring day, walking from class to one’s car, the straw that breaks the camel’s back: the car is dented and scratched, and there is no culprit in sight. Notorious for the small, cramped spaces, University of Miami parking lots are also known for their propensity for damage. “The parking spaces are so small….


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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UM RECEIVES $1 MILLION GRANT TO STUDY CUBA’S TRANSITION The Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies (ICCAS) announced last week at a joint press conference with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) the receipt of a $1 million. This was a first-of-its kind grant for the Cuba Transition Project (CTP), a pioneering…

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