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Friday, July 19, 2024
July 19 , 2024

Former president Foote transformed UM with academic idealism

I never knew Edward “Tad” Foote II. Foote left the University of Miami, where he had been president for 20 years since 2001. At the time, I was in sixth grade and didn’t know what college was. I c...

Conflicts at University of Florida warn against exclusive system

Student Government elections are this week. The Florida presidential primary will be next month. Time is approaching for citizens and students to choose the systems of power that preside over them. An...

Presidential candidates should reconsider Trans-Pacific Partnership

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump don’t have much in common beyond their notorious hairstyles. Unfortunately, all three are now against the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ...

President Donna E. Shalala’s inauguration marked university’s true be...

Common knowledge would say that the University of Miami was established in 1925 – I disagree. While a lot has happened on this campus over the decades since then, the University of Miami from which I...

PRO: Say ‘no’ to fuel company stocks

Consider this hypothetical situation: You’re an investor looking for a good return on your money. A good value comes from buying poison, but the return only appreciates once you drink it. Do you do i...

Feminism not female-only issue

Let me be clear: Men should understand and embrace feminist principles for their own sake. Feminism is divisive. A July 2014 poll conducted by YouGov.com showed only half of men consider themselves f...

UM traditions go beyond color

Last Friday, our campus celebrated Orange Festival, the spring celebration of everything we love about UM, under the unifying banner of orange. It’s a grand celebration of our deeply held traditions, ...

CON: Propose realistic solutions for deficit

A student campaign is raising awareness of the national government debt. However, with budgets and the debt, students can easily be overwhelmed by large, scary numbers. As such, a bit of context is he...

‘Spit-balled’ odds, thoughts on next university president

With President Donna E. Shalala’s last semester underway, the search for her replacement raises many questions in the minds of students: What exactly does a college president do? Who’s next? Will the ...

Social action should not be trade-off

Thomas Duncan, a 42-year-old Liberian, became the first patient in the United States to die from Ebola. He passed away last month in Dallas after contracting the disease in his native Liberia before t...

Patrick Quinlan