In this week's Miami New Times, we profile 30 of the most interesting characters in town, with portraits of each from photographer Stian Roenning. See the entire Miami New Times People Issue here. After 45 years of poisoning the mostly black residents of West Coconut Grove, the incinerator Old Smok ... More >>
John Thrasher has held a lot of positions in his life: speaker of the Florida House, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, lobbyist, chairman of Rick Scott's reelection campaign, and current state senator. Yesterday the Florida State University Board of Trustees voted 11-2 to appoint Thrashe ... More >>
Law school costs a lot. Duh. But did you know which law schools sack their grads with the highest average debt? You probably didn't, and because U.S. News & World Report has made a franchise out of ranking every possible thing related to the sophisticated criminal enterprise known as American high ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke calls for an end to racism at a southern institution of higher learning. Whenever people accuse me of playing the race card, I ... More >>
When police at the University of Central Florida responded to a fire alarm in a dorm early this morning, they found a nightmare scenario: one man dead of a gunshot wound inside a dorm room full of improvised explosives and heavy weaponry.UCF has now canceled classes and evacuated hundreds of student ... More >>
The University of Miami has dropped out of the top 40 of US News and Colleges Reports' widely cited college rankings, reversing years of slowly trudging up the rankings. The school dropped from 38th, its highest ranking ever, to 44 this year. Despite that, UM still remains the highest ranked school ... More >>
Johnson & Wales University announced yesterday a long-term collaboration with the Tulane University School of Medicine to improve the nation's health through the unity of chefs and doctors in a culinary health curriculum.This may be the first time a leading medical and culinary institution have ... More >>
Ave Maria, Florida. Ave Maria's law school is now located in nearby Naples.Debate rages over whether FIU has displaced UM as the best football team in Florida. But legally speaking, the Golden Panthers are pantsing the 'Canes left and right.FIU sits atop the table for this summer's bar exam, beat ... More >>
The arrest of former Miami Dolphin Daryl Gardener has it all: cougars, accusations of cheating, sorority houses, cologne bottles, and a club called Fubar.The 38-year-old former defensive tackle was arrested early Tuesday morning in front of the University of Central Florida's Zeta Tau Alpha house ... More >>
Ashley Cowie, a sophomore at Florida State University, was shot and killed last month after an AK-47 accidentally went off at a party at a property housing fraternity brothers. Clearly, firearms and college parties don't mix well, but a bill introduced last month would allow students at Florida ... More >>
A righteous anger has lately been seething from the most unlikely and urbane of American institutions. Inside ivy-shaded law schools from Columbia to Berkeley, students facing six-figure debts and zero job prospects are howling that JDs aren't much more than university approved shams. Blogs ... More >>
In US News and World Report's rankings of America's best colleges, the state of Florida boast two schools in the top 50: University of Florida and University of Miami. Forbes is now in the college ranking business too, and the rankings for the schools in Florida strike as a bit weird. Only o ... More >>
UWF President Judith Bence and USF President Judy Genshaft: Exceptions to an unwritten rule? Do Florida's public universities have a reluctance to put women on top? On one side, you could point out that only two of the 11 schools in the system have a female president. On the other hand, you co ... More >>
University of Miami used to be a "Top Party Schools" mainstay back in the 80's, coming in at #2 on Playboy's first 1987 list, but with a rise on academic lists came a fall on the party lists. UM didn't even make Playboy's list last year (the top spot went to University of Florida), but it appears th ... More >>
Click here to see the slide show presentation given at the meeting. FIU President Modesto Maidique spoke about priorities. He placed the schools of education, and journalism below the, yet to be open, school of medicine and the school of hospitality management. At the meeting yesterday, Maidique r ... More >>
Guster October 14, 2007 The Culture Room Better Than: And egghead keg party 10 years after graduating college. Thank Zeus for huge favors: Last night Guster did not open for Barenaked Ladies or Toad the Wet Sprocket or Modest Mouse (as they have in the past), nor did they play a college campus (as ... More >>
Gabe Pendas wants to save college kids a bundle. And this brawler might just do it.
I'm climbing out from under the hideous perception of "felon"
Three scheming interns embark on a dark, funny quest for human donors in Mad Cat's latest
Why Mitch Maidique and Armando Codina hate Amendment 11
Got a clever idea for snuffing out local poverty? Let's hear it!
That's what UM administrators did rather than answer questions about athletes and academics
As the university grows and grows, it has hit some of its neighbors
The Sunny Side of the Bleat: C'mon, guys, put on a happy face!
President Eduardo Padron has instituted an impressive program of intimidation at Miami-Dade Community College
Forget River City; there are problems aplenty at the New World School of the Arts, where members of the music faculty have declared war on their boss
Superintendent Roger Cuevas and a few dozen of his top administrators received graduate degrees from diploma mills. No wonder Dade's schools are in such great shape.
Sam Thompson, hard-charging dean of the University of Miami's law school, has high hopes, strong opinions, and a tendency to attract trouble
After ten years as city manager, Cesar Odio is still catching flak about his college education. Give the guy a break. Better yet, give him a diploma.
The state Board of Regents isn't standing between FIU and an accredited architecture school - Mitch Maidique is.
Nova and St. Thomas University law students just wanted to have a little party. Instead they got a lesson in search and seizure laws.
-- dry rush. No hazing. And you need to pull a permit to throw a decent party. It's enough to make a UM Greek hurl.
I entered the Rolling Stone Rock & Roll Bowl on a whim. How'd I do? Just call me Johnny Ca$h.
When Dade's Chamber of Commerce considered backing FIU instead of FAMU in the fight for a new state law school, they figured it would be a walk in the park
FIU's first gay-rights group finds disciples of Anita Bryant alive and well on campus
Columnist Carl gets no credit, but cash will do.