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…


Memorial service honors Campbell

Sobs echoed around the Gusman Hall as Chris Campbell’s smiling face faded out at the end of a short video shown at his memorial service last Thursday. Campbell, a University of Miami linebacker, died last Saturday morning in a car accident. He was 21. UM students, ‘Canes fans, and Campbell’s friends, teammates, and family, more…


UM researchers developing process to inhibit HIV

University of Miami researchers recently developed a molecular process that blocks HIV from spreading and infecting new cells. It is a breakthrough that virologists Dr. Gunter Kraus and Dr. James Hnatatyszyn call the “scissors effect,” a term that describes a process inhibiting the virus’s ability to infect and replicate. There is no known cure for…


News Briefs and Campus Calendar

Corrections: In the Feb. 19 issue of the Hurricane, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Pat Whitely was misquoted as saying, “It just goes to show that the University of Miami deep down is a good party school too. Not only are we an excellent academic institution but also a world class party school.” In…


Student Government Elections 2002 part 1

Presidential candidates: JD Barbosa JD Barbosa is a senior majoring in finance and economics. He presently holds the positions of Category 5 co-chair (2000-present); Student Government Senator (1999-present); and President of the Association of Commuter Students (2000-present). Listed are several major goals within Barbosa’s platform: 1. A “Resident’s Bill of Rights” 2. Thanksgiving break extension…


Student Government Elections 2002 part 2

Kirk Hunter Kirk Hunter is a junior majoring in broadcasting and political science His platform includes the following: 1. Faster and more productive student government 2. Libraries and computer labs stay open 24 hours during finals. 3. Professors are required to post their syllabus prior to registration 4. More concessions in student government for minority…


Vice-President candidates:

Andy Hooper Andy Hooper is a junior majoring in human resource management and marketing. Hooper has held the positions of Chair for the Student Activity Fee Allocation Committee; Ombudsperson for the Committee on Student Organizations; training coordinator for the University of Miami American Red Cross; team captain for the UM Roller Hockey Club; and Parade…


Dining hall to be renovated in May

This summer, the University will begin the first phase of a multi-year renovation of the Hecht/Stanford Dining Hall. According to Mel Tenen, Director of Auxiliary Services (which oversees Dining Services), the cafeteria will have an additional 1100 square feet, enhanced booth seating, and a new entryway after the first phase is completed. The renovation will…


Poor turnout at VP debate

There were many empty seats Thursday night at the Rathskellar as two out of the four candidates showed up to debate issues in the upcoming student government elections. “I wished this place was filled up – I was trying to make eye contact with people to get my message across, but there was hardly anyone…


Six students vie for SG president

It was unanimous. Academics, student life, and communication with administration are the problems UM’s new Student Government president will be spending most of his or her time dealing with. A crowd of about 30 supporters filled the Rathskeller for the student government presidential debate and all six candidates were present and in good spirits. Candidates…

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