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Thursday, February 29, 2024
February 29 , 2024

Hurry ‘Canes shuttle tangles with SUV

On a rainy Tuesday morning at approximately 10:55 a.m. a Hurry ‘Canes shuttle, filled to capacity with students heading to class, crashed into a black SUV driven by a UM student.

Battle for the Bucket against the Seminoles

Last year UM took home the bucket trophy, raising 328 more pints of blood than FSU. This year the organizers are hoping to keep the trophy in Miami by donating between 340 and 345 pints. FSU raised about 150 pints of blood last year.

Dalai Lama to visit UM

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, Tenzen Gyatso, will return to the University of Miami this October. The Tibetan religious leader who has lived in exile from his homeland more than 50 years will speak on, “The Quest for Happiness in Challenging Times,” at the BankUnited Center at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 26.

UM and Coral Gables near 20-year development agreement

On Aug. 11 the Coral Gables Planning and Zoning Board passed a new development initiative that will provide the university with greater clarity as to where they can build and how they can expand over the next 20 years.

New center welcomes alumni back to school

A university is measured by the achievements of its alumni, and at the University of Miami there’s a lot to be proud of. There are actors and entertainers like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Glori...

Fashion at your fingertips, Polyvore.com

Polyvore.com, the Web site that allows users to make their most stylish dreams come true, is taking fashion out of the hands of faceless editors and stylists and bringing it to the laptops of millions.

The issues at stake

The platforms of all three candidates attempt to address concerns many UM students care about, including parking, transportation ideas for freshman, and general outreach. Though the candidates Aaron Esman, Christina Farmer and Shahzam Malik all attempt to solve these problems in slightly different ways, it’s clear that something different must be done to accommodate the needs of all students.

Predicting bombs and bullets

One of the most dangerous aspects to the war on terror is the unpredictability of insurgency attacks. Calculating where and when a terrorist will strike when the enemy could be anyone is a problem the U.S. military struggles with on a daily basis. University of Miami scientists have developed a mathematical model that they believe will predict the likelihood, timing and strength of a modern insurgent attack.

Get your big break with the writer of “Bring it On”

From the creator of the notorious cheerleading cult classic “Bring it On,” comes a competition that could jumpstart the career of an aspiring young screenwriter. Jessica Bendinger knows firsthand how hard it can be to make it in the film industry. She pitched “Bring it On” 27 times before it was bought by Universal Studios, and now she is offering one lucky writer the big break she never had.

Miami Dade has low literacy rates

Despite attempts by the University of Miami and Miami Dade College, illiteracy rates remain very high in this county.

Laura Edwins

Managing Editor