Hurricane Productions referendum voted down

The Hurricane Productions [HP] referendum to increase the student activity fee by $7.50 was turned down by 572 students during this year’s student government elections. The increased budget of about $108, 000 would have enabled HP to increase the quality of on-campus entertainment, members said. 472 student voted in favor of the referendum, and 181…


Higher voter turnout in SG election

The usual apathy that clouds UM student government elections seemed to have lifted during the three voting days for elections 2002 this week. “We had about 150 people vote today,” said ballot monitor Sandy Angel. “And the numbers have been up all week.” With over 20 candidates running for the various offices, reading the ballot…


Brothers’ Appreciation winners announced

At 7:22 p.m., the winners of Sigma Gamma Rho’s Brothers’ Appreciation Day competition were announced Tuesday at the Rathskeller, honoring junior Sha-Ron Prescott with first prize. Sigma Gamma Rho uses 22 for all their events because the historically black sorority was founded in 1922. Prescott, a junior in the School of Music was nominated by…


Parking cost to increase this fall

The Department of Parking and Transportation’s $20M dollar plan to solve the parking problem on campus comes literally from the students-the cost of parking permits will increase by 16.5 percent next semester to $274. Over the next five years, the price will rise by eight percent each year, with an increase in five percent for…


Student Government President Jose Diaz bids farewell to UM

After four years of service to the University of Miami, Student Government President Jose Diaz, better known as “Jose,” is finally ready for the next step: Law School at Columbia University. While Pepi’s term as president lasted for one year, his service to the University spans his entire undergraduate career. In his four years at…


Construction at Richter Library disturbs patrons

Imagine sitting at your desk, tending to your daily agenda, when suddenly construction workers cart wheelbarrows full of manure through your office. Believe it or not, that is what happened to Jane Schillie, Head of Reference and Instructional Services at Richter Library, in her third floor office. “I guess it was just a design flaw,”…


‘Organized Cheer’ showcases Greek talent

A whole lot of shaking and dancing took place Wednesday evening at the UC Patio as five fraternities and six sororities gathered to “cheer on” Greek Week. Over three hundred people bundled up in the 60-degree weather to participate in what the Greek society calls “Organized Cheer.” “The main purpose for this event,” explained Greek…


News Briefs and Campus Calendar

COrrections In the February 26th issue of The Hurricane, the titles of Panhellenic Presidents were attributed to Mary Clark and Jorge Lima when in fact they were Greek Week chairs. Also, in the same issue it was stated that the 21-day tickets to Europe were paid for by the Greek Week Committee, when in fact…


Alcohol factors into fatal crash

Toxicology results released by the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner’s Office indicated that UM linebacker Chris Campbell was legally drunk when he crashed into a tree at a quiet Coral Gables intersection during the early hours of Saturday, Feb. 16. The 21-year-old had a blood-alcohol level of 0.13, well above Florida’s legal limit of 0.08. Alcohol is…


Greek Week kicks off at the Rat

The lack of organization for Greek Week 2002 inhibited the fun that could have been had, said members of the Greek community. “It’s pitifully organized. It was a Greek headache. I will never be a chair again if I can help it. Some parts of Greek Week are really not aces,” said Sigma Phi Epsilon…

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