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…


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…


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…


Faculty Senate ratifies SIS transfer

After making their way past a few dozen angry students and exchanging a lengthy, heated discussion, the University of Miami Faculty Senate overwhelmingly approved the disintegration of the School of International Studies and the incorporation of its departments into the College of Arts and Sciences. The 29-4 vote to close the five-year-old school came down…


Greek Week kicks off

Greek Week officially begins today with opening ceremonies at the Rathskeller and is expected to have the highest level of Greek involvement in recent memory, said Jorge Lima, Greek Week co-chair and Alpha Sigma Phi brother. “Just come out and watch,” Lima said. “We have every fraternity and sorority out doing something this year. It…

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