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Brothers’ Appreciation Day honors role models

It was the lyrics from Angie Stone’s song, “Brotha,” that inspired Sigma Gamma Rho president, Alecia Gail Gray, to initiate the first Brothers’ Appreciation Day at the University of Miami. Sponsored by the sorority, Brothers’ Appreciation Day is centered around an essay contest that seeks nominations for the Sigma Gamma Rho Man of the Year….

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UM student turns amateur boxer

“It’s all about showtime and I can’t wait until it’s on,” said Carole Steinhauser, amateur female boxer and student at UM. Steinhauser, 22, recently entered the sphere of female boxing, after a quest for “something more intense and challenging.” She began her sports career as a talented young tennis star from Luxembourg, but at 16,…

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News Briefs and Campus Calendar

THE #1 METHOD TO SECURE A GREAT JOB: NETWORKING! The University of Miami SPRING CAREER & INTERNSHIP EXPO 2002 is scheduled to take place in the Smathers Student Wellness Center on February 21, 11AM – 4PM. Representatives from a wide variety of companies and organizations will be on campus to share employment and internship opportunities…

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SIS merger worries students, faculty

President Donna Shalala’s meeting with students from the School of International Studies [SIS] last Friday did little to convince them that dissolving SIS and transferring the school’s departments to the College of Arts and Sciences would strengthen the programs. Early last week, university officials announced the five-year-old school, which has been running on a deficit…

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BAM Fashion Show

en vogue: Students parade in the latest fashions during a fashion show to celebrate Black Awareness Month last week. The event was organized by United Black Students.

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Linebacker Campbell killed in crash

Chris Campbell, a senior linebacker on the national champion Miami football team, died almost instantly after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a tree early Saturday morning at a Coral Gables intersection. He was 21. Joel Rodriguez, 23, the only passenger in the car was in stable condition Sunday afternoon. He is recovering…

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HP sponsors bill to raise activity fee

The UM Student Government approved a bill last week to place a referendum sponsored by Hurricane Productions [HP] on the spring ballot to increase the student activity fee by $7.50. This increased budget of about $108,000 will enable HP to raise the quality level of on-campus entertainment. “We have to meet student expectations and provide…

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Angry students confront Shalala

Four students from the soon-to-be defunct School of International Studies showed up at President Shalala’s surprise party-but not to wish her a happy birthday. The four girls confronted the president at her party, demanding to speak with her about her decision to integrate SIS into the College of Arts and Sciences. “We found out yesterday…

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FUNDAY warms hearts

Hugs flowed freely and poignant moments were abundant, as students opened their hearts and their minds to 400 special citizens from the local area for FUNDAY in the U.S.A. Each special citizen was paired up with a student buddy to participate in a slew of activities that embraced this year’s theme of patriotism and unity….

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UM students’ film raises controversy

Was Lisa Gier King-a stripper and former prostitute-raped by a Delta Chi pledge at the University of Florida frat house, or did the sex simply get a little rough? Billy Corbin and Alfred Spellman, both 23, will once more raise that question to a college audience on Thursday at 8 p.m. at Cosford Cinema when…

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Scam artists prey on UM students

Police issued two male solicitors on the UM campus a trespass warning for attempting to scam several students out of money. Robert Wander, 23, and Jason Elster, 22, approached junior Danielle Scott as she drove home and told her they operated a body shop, and would repair her car for $450, she said. Scott who…


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