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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…

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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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Caribbean Day displays culture

Organizers tempted students with food and fanfare to explore the history of Caribbean blacks last Tuesday at the first annual Caribbean Day. An event extended through the afternoon, with festivities that included Caribbean music, posters and displays of Caribbean heroes, three-dimensional maps of the islands, and homemade island food. The event was sponsored by the…

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 Cultural extravaganza today COISO is holding a “Cultural Extravaganza” today at 8p.m. at the Wesley Center.  COMMUNICATION BUILDING TO BE SCENE OF MOCK BIO-TERRORIST ATTACK The School of Medicine’s Center for Research in Medical Education will be filming a mock bio-terrorism attack on Saturday, February 23 at the School of Communication’s Frances L….

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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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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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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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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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