Modesto A. Maidique

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    October 30, 2014
  • News

    March 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    FIU's Muslim Students Say They Found a Listening Device in Their Mosque

    The evening was sliding toward midnight, but the students were still hanging out. It was February 9, 2013, and the five members of Florida International University's Muslim Student Association had finished their evening prayers in the room they used daily at the Graham Center, the student union on t ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Eat Whipped Cream Off a French Guy at Frost Art Museum's Francophile Exhibit

    ​When most people hear the term "Tour de France," they think of the 2000-mile long international bicycle race. But after witnessing Tour de France/Florida: Contemporary Artists from France in Florida's Private Collections at Florida International University's Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museu ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010
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    August 4, 2009

    FIU President Says Goodbye, Gets Some Heat From Students

    via No to Maidique's Campus​ In most circles, Modesto Maidique has a sparkling reputation. The 23-year president of FIU helped transform a depressing abandoned airfield into a top-notch research university. He also brought the school a ton of federal grant money, which never hurts. So, you'd think ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    News Roundup

    Pet robbery: "When one of the women started stuffing chihuahua puppies into a black bag, store employee Rafael Sanchez, 32, noticed and approached her." [Herald]Miami is the sexiest city in America according to trip advisor. Don't let it go to your head. Oops, too late. [SFBJ]"The vote to terminate ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Mel Martinez Replacing Modesto Maidique at FIU?

    So, a bit of the massive Mel Martinez early-retirement rumor we missed yesterday is that Martinez might become president of a Florida university, and The Buzz points out it just so happens Florida International University is looking for a prez. Well, isn't that nice. Martinez is denying left and r ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Weekend Football: Any Given Friday Afternoon Post

    Every weekend the local professional and college level football player-type people assemble on the field to play their games. Every weekend we write things about it, because it is an easy Friday afternoon post. We also post something dumb holding a football. This week is no exception. Anyway, we are ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2008

    The Water's Fine!

    Or is it? With the budget ax hovering, we might never know.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Budget Cuts Force Journalism School Against Wall

    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 >>

  • News

    July 15, 2004

    Down in Flames

    Miami's business leaders vowed to yank MIA from the clutches of politicians, but the politicians yanked back

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    February 15, 2001

    Rebel with a Cause

    As Marta Perez has discovered, the school board can be a very lonely place when you're trying to be a reformer

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    March 2, 2000

    A Shakey Machine

    FIU hoops coach Shakey Rodriguez has surrounded himself with coaches and players with bad raps and worse reps -- and it's a losing combination

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    November 27, 1991


    FIU's first gay-rights group finds disciples of Anita Bryant alive and well on campus