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Grandma Shalala: mixture of intelligence, kindness, awesomeness
Opinion, Shalala, The Maturity Column

Grandma Shalala: mixture of intelligence, kindness, awesomeness

President Donna E. Shalala may be known for being our coveted Dumbledore, guiding us all with her strength and composure, but we students have never had the privilege of witnessing the sensitive, wants-to-spoil-you-with-sweets side that is characteristic of the grandfatherly headmaster. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t indulge our imaginations with what kind of grandma Shalala would be. ​Personally, I had the pleasure…

The Shalala Years: Looking back at Shalala’s tenure
News, Shalala

The Shalala Years: Looking back at Shalala’s tenure

The first presidential debate in 2004. The Student Activities Center in 2013. $3 billion raised over 14 years. The list goes on and on. President Donna E. Shalala placed the University of Miami in the national spotlight. Her rock star status transformed the campus’s landscape and culture, leaving UM a top 50 institution with more…

Contributions extend further than fundraising
Opinion, Shalala

Contributions extend further than fundraising

Before President Donna E. Shalala, the University of Miami had largely been a local commuter school whose claim to any larger fame was through its athletics program. While her predecessors set the ball rolling for change, Shalala launched both the school’s academic reputation and student experience to new heights. Shalala’s biggest asset to UM was…

VP for Student Affairs reflects on Shalala’s legacy
Opinion, Shalala

VP for Student Affairs reflects on Shalala’s legacy

On June 4, 2001, I was privileged to join President Shalala on her first tour of the University of Miami. We were joined by José Pepe Diaz, then president of Student Government and now Florida State representative, and Cie Chapel, then president of the Graduate Student Association and longtime staff member in Alumni Relations. On…

Shalala inherits strong football program
Athletics, Shalala, Sports

Shalala inherits strong football program

Reflecting on a university president’s tenure without looking at athletics is an impossible feat, especially at a school with an athletic history like UM’s. President Donna E. Shalala stood by the university amid controversy and difficult times in the athletic department. Men’s and women’s basketball along with football get the most media attention, so their…

Pine rocklands issue may taint president’s reputation
Opinion, Shalala

Pine rocklands issue may taint president’s reputation

President Donna Shalala’s career at the University of Miami has received largely positive reviews. Her many accomplishments over the last 14 years include impressive fundraising campaigns, new efficiency standards for university administration and even the addition of state-of-the-art facilities to the Coral Gables, Rosenstiel and medical campuses. But the Shalala legacy also includes a glaring…

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