Monthly Archives: November 2011

Canes Collect Cans for Camillus House

The fourth annual Canstruction was hosted by the Center for Urban Community Design and the School of Architecture at UM. Five teams participated in a two hour competition where cans collected during the prior week were used to construct building.  A total of 800 cans were collected and donated to Camillus House, which is known for its service to the poor and homeless.

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UM Issues Self-Imposed Bowl Game Ban

football on field

After winning an exciting game on Saturday that secured the institution’s chances for a bowl game, University of Miami’s administration selected a self-imposed ban on playing a bowl game. The football team and school community are disappointed with this decision. However, in spite of the disappointments, Coach Golden indicates that the team remains unified and tough. The school has been under fire after Nevin Shapiro’s revelations that he provided thousands of dollars to UM impressionable players over a nine-year period. The self-imposed ban may have been decided to gain some leniency on any disciplinary actions that the team will have to face in the future.

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NSU Students Provide Hearing Aid to Children of the British Virgin Islands

Students from Nova Southeastern University brought the gift of hearing aids and audiology services to children on their second misson to British Virgin Islands. The Audiology Department at NSU conducted the mission in October. The BVI does not have an audiologist.  As a result, hearing impaired children must travel thousands of miles to other countries for hearing services. Furthermore, some families’ financial difficulties or prevent them from seeking treatment. Thanks to NSU efforts, students have been able to assist those families and others cases where children have difficulties travelling. For more information on the mission see http://nsunews.nova.edu/nsu-students-provide-hearing-aids-children-british-virgin-islands/

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Is Boca Raton Growing Into a College Town?

Boca Raton is experiencing a rapid growth in its student population residents attending FAU, Lynn University, Palm Beach State College and several private colleges.  In the past decade, FAU’s student enrollment has increased almost 25 percent from 23, 819 to 29, 400 this year. The university has new housing plans to add over 1,200 beds in the first phase of Innovation Village Apartments this fall and more than 1,800 additional beds are expected in the next few years. Lynn University has construction plans to add four classroom buildings, six additional residence halls, a student union and a chapel to accommodate up to 3,000 students in the future.   For more information on Boca Raton’s residents’ reaction to the student population growth, see http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/schools/boca-raton-quickly-growing-into-role-as-college-1968961.html

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S. Florida’s Schools of Education Thriving Despite the Market

Although there is a lack of teaching jobs in S. Florida at this time, schools of education indicate that their student population continues to grow. This growth is recognized in spite of the fact that 1,400 teachers were laid of by Broward County Public Schools last summer.  While there is difficulty in obtaining a teaching position in S. Florida at this time, potential teachers are optimistic that there will be a turn around in the hiring policies in the future.

For more information see http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/30/2338182/schools-of-education-thriving.html

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Miami Hurricanes Linebacker Collapses at Practice

University of Miami linebacker, Jason Futch, collapsed at practice today. Often such incidents on the practice field do not end well. However, from news reports Jason seems to be recuperating, and he is wished a speedy recovery.

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Miami Dade College Plannning A Casino and Gaming Institute

Miami Dade College’s School of Continuing Education displays the announcement “Coming Soon” Casino & Gaming Institute. Two months after the announcement that the Miami Herald Building was sold and will be reconstructed to house a Las Vegas style casino, President Eduardo Padron has met executives of the Genting Group to discuss the creation of training programs.

Colin Au of  the Genting Group; Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron; and KT Lim, chairman of the Genting Group, have met to discuss the creation of training programs.

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