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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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Talent show offers diversity

“Come on! Give me a little more hype here!” said Ian Adams, United Black Students [UBS] Vice-President and the master of ceremonies for the third Annual 2002 Black Awareness Month [BAM] talent show. The annual event is part of the BAM festivities and incorporated its theme NEXUS, allowing multicultural performers. There was a mix of…

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Accident victim found inebriated

The student who found Maria Paola Ramirez lying on the floor after falling from a staircase is shedding new light on the accident. Amber Lee Condray, freshman, was about to go to bed early Thursday morning when she heard a knock on her door. “The girl who lives directly below me was banging on my…

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School of Int’l Studies to close

University of Miami administrators announced early this week the School of International Studies [SIS] will cease to exist as of next fall. The undergraduate and graduate academic programs will be transferred to the College of Arts and Sciences. Andy Gomez, interim dean of the School of International Studies, said he was notified of the decision…

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Student to intern with the Kennedys

UM junior Mary Clark was recently awarded a summer internship in Washington, D.C. to work on the campaign team for U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kennedy Shriver. Only twenty students from the United States are awarded this internship. Clark is double majoring in history and political science, with a goal to attend law school. Clark says…

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Problems delay Ryder Center opening

As the jumble of concrete and steel on the east side of campus finally begins to resemble what will soon be UM’s new athletic center, minor problems in construction cause a minor delay in scheduling. According to Mark Pray, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications, problems with attaining steel for the installation of the roof of…

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UM Commencement exercise redesigned Students graduating from UM this spring will experience several new traditions introduced by President Donna E. Shalala. In place of the single, large ceremony that included all undergraduates and most graduates (except the School of Law and Medicine), this year the university will hold four individual ceremonies giving each student the…

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Yearbook staff decides to publish book next fall

In order to produce a better final product, the Ibis yearbook staff has pushed back the publication and distribution of its 2001-2002 edition. The Ibis, usually distributed to University of Miami students in late April or early May, is now slated to appear in early September of 2002. “This is a yearbook,” said Mark Puskarich,…

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Additional ‘Ibis Ride’ stops under consideration

The weekend transportation provided by the University of Miami shuttle bus service around campus may soon be extended, according to Shuttle Service Coordinator Vernell Davis. The University of Miami Student Government and UM Parking and Transportation Services are considering other possible places of interest that the shuttle services could transport students to. “The Shuttle should…

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News Briefs and Campus Calendar

re-take yearbook organization Photos All organizations need to go the new IBIS Yearbook web site (www.miami.edu/ibis) and register to re-take their yearbook photos. The yearbook staff will contact you with your scheduled time. Photos will take place from today until Feb 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and will take approximately 20 minutes per group. FYI,…

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Resident falls, critically hurt

An accident in a UM dormitory left a transfer student in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital. At around 4 a.m. on Thursday morning, cries for help were heard coming from outside the Mahoney Residential College. Vice President for Student Affairs, Pat Whitely, said a first floor resident, who chose not to comment, was awaken…


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