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UM student heads to Hollywood

University of Miami student Alexander Osuna’s tic-tac-toe skills will be tested on Feb. 12 when he enrolls as a contestant on Hollywood Squares. Osuna, a marine science and biology major, keeps busy by working for the Miami Seaquarium and at the College of Engineering. To secure the spot, Osuna auditioned when scouts from the program…

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Chartwells improves Quality, variety of food

After a student wrote a column panning Chartwells’ food and service, Dining Services, the department that oversees the food service company, moved to make some changes in the student menu. The same day the column was published, Jan. 25, Leland Rapport, Chartwells’ resident district manager, alerted Mel Tenen, director of auxiliary services about the criticisms….

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n register to re-take yearbook photos All organizations need to go the new IBIS Yearbook website (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 February 11-15 from 9 am- 4 pm and will take approximately 20 minutes per group. FYI,…

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Elections for SG in 3 weeks

A new year, a new administration. Student Government elections for a new president and various senate positions begins in less than a month on Feb. 25. Filing for the elections began Jan. 31st and the deadline to turn in an application for an SG position is this Friday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m. in the…

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Faculty Club on the move

Starting in the fall semester of 2002, the faculty of the University of Miami will have a new, more centralized club for their exclusive use. For some time, the faculty has been voicing their opinion, “requesting to have a more centralized club that they can get to easier” said Faculty Club manager Tom Dalgan. While…

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Digital Media Lab Now Open Due to the high demand and increase in using digital media content in the classroom and at the University, the Otto G. Richter library has provided a startup facility. The Digital Media Lab is a unique collaboration between the University and Digital Media staff at the Otto G. Richter Library…

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Black Awareness Month unites all

NEXUS- “a connection, tie or link between individuals of a group, members of a series etc.” Nexus is the theme of this year’s University of Miami’s festivities for Black Awareness Month [BAM] 2002. United Black Students [UBS]-the student organization in charge of the month-long of events coinciding with National Black History Month-decided they wanted to…

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‘Funday in the U.S.A’ coming to campus

For the 21st time in the University of Miami’s history, students will buddy up with special needs citizens for Funday. Student volunteers from the university are paired up with people who have special needs. The theme this year is “Funday in the U.S.A.” “The special citizens look forward to this event all year. They are…

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Students get say in school affairs

The University of Miami Board of Trustees voted in favor of adding a student representative to the board on Jan. 18th. Student Government President JosE Diaz had the idea that a student representative was needed. Possibilities for change presented by having a student representative include a solution to parking situations, fund management, and generally empowering…

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Shalala adjusts well to university life

A dazzling ‘GO CANES’ logo slapped in green letters around the cement pillar that supports the roof under which President Shalala works, is perhaps the most visible sign of the changing times. Gone are the heavy oak-wood bookstands that kept former president Tad Foote’s favorite reads in place. Filling in for them: myriad plaques, awards…

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Hurricane Productions promises ‘huge’ rock act

Following Ludacris’ blow-out performance in the pouring rain during homecoming weekend last semester, everyone is wondering who will be involved in the big Hurricane Productions [HP] act for this semester. Unfortunately, only a few members of the HP team are privy to this information. And although Graham Micone, head of the concerts department, is not…


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