via TwitterPresident Barack Obama was in Coral Gables yesterday to shoot the shit with students at the University of Miami. With his presidential charm and that DC swagger, No. 44 addressed our country's energy crisis, took subtle jabs at the GOP presidential hopefuls and yes, threw up the U ... More >>
The University of Miami is pursuing multiple options to fill their men's basketball coach vacancy, including, the latest, Harvard coach Tommy Amaker. The only person they haven't seemed to call is the must-buzzed about and perhaps best option: Kansas State coach Frank Martin. In his latest re ... More >>
Don Slesnick is the top-fundraiser with $158,000 in his campaign chest.The election season in the City Beautiful is entering the home stretch. Coral Gables voters will be casting their ballots for mayor and two city commissioners on April 12. The latest quarterly campaign finance reports show the ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 addresses the pettiness of college football's National Signing Day.I have to admit University of Miami Hurricanes head fo ... More >>
The University of Miami touts its diverse student and faculty population proudly, but a new lawsuit filed against the school claims it practices racial discrimination in its hiring policies. Though, there's no complaint that UM is judging applicants directly on the color of their skin, rather the sc ... More >>
Just like Ms. Whitney Houston, former Fugees frontwoman and diva-of-the-new-millennium Ms. Lauryn Hill was a mind-blowingly successful pop star and actress who freaked out under the pressure of her own fame. But where Whitney disappeared into a billion-dollar mansion and ten thousand hits o ... More >>
Photo by Rebecca Smeyne / via Village VoiceAfter some rumbling that Lauryn Hill could be making a rare live appearance at the Arsht Center turned out to be false, it turns out she's making a Miami appearance after all. The reclusive legend is set to headline this year's homecoming concert at the ... More >>
CampusReform.org's mission includes giving college "conservatives powerful new weapons in their fight for the hearts and minds of the next generation of citizens, politicians, and members of the media" and helping "a new generation of student activism to identify, expose, and combat the radical l ... More >>
Steve Winwood (front), joint not picturedMusic vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week: Candid conversations and the naked truth.I relish asking my musical heroes all the obscure questions that th ... More >>
Via Swamp Stomp 2009Swamp Stomp is the type of homegrown indie music bash that deserves some support. What began as a few bands on a makeshift stage -- at a beer-soaked U of M house party in 2007 -- has matured into a "foot stompin', hand clappin'" showcase of underrated local talent. Last ... More >>
Drink and dine this Saturday, April 10 at the 7th Miccosukee Tribe of Indians Coral Gables Wine & Food Festival. For $50 you can sample foods from 30 restaurants and drink the grape from 20-plus wineries. Grey Goose vodka and Martini vermouth -- sponsors of the event -- will also be serving c ... More >>
via Hurricanes SportMiami has never been a huge college basketball town. There was a bit of buzz when FIU reeled in Isiah Thomas, but they're off to a 5-13 start. Sorry Zeke, maybe things will turn around when you can make an impact on recruiting.Then you've got the Miami Hurricanes. Overshadowed ... More >>
"Nah bra, it's just a 'herbal cigarette.' Oh, that's banned too, now?"Theoretically, college campuses are supposed to be safe havens for all sorts of new experiences and personal freedoms. Ideally, that means intellectual pursuits, but let's be real -- in Florida that means the freedom to experie ... More >>
I wouldn't say US News & World Report's annual list of best colleges is a total joke, but the fact that about 25 percent of the ranking for each school is determined by a survey of reputation filled out by college presidents should raise some serious speculation as to how seriously the list sh ... More >>
LocalYet another publication takes a crack at understanding the reaction to President Obama's changes in Cuba policy amongst Cuban Americans in Miami. This time it's the Washington Post, and they find, quite poetically, that the hard lines have softened. I think honestly though, the pieces on the ma ... More >>
via www.myspace.com/panicbomberLike a one-man Gravitron, Panic Bomber pulls you in, spins you around, and leaves you dizzy and smiling. He looks like a neon stick figure in motion, and sounds like a male Sade stuck in a rave. These are all good things. I had never heard of him, and then, on a recent ... More >>
Don't Worry, A-Rod. Donna Shalala will give you personal massages, just as long as you cough up the money.For the past few years, the University of Miami athletic department has had a reputation of coming down hard on anyone who dares bring bad PR to their program*. Hell hath no fury like a UM Athle ... More >>
News buffs might remember a split-second appearance by Tessa Boudreaux -- unemployed marketing extraordinaire -- on Channel 10 this past Thursday. It came during the obligatory Economy Sucks story and the recap goes like this: Despite her constant efforts, the articulate, 40 year-old recent Univers ... More >>
See a screwball comedy theater classic at UM.
"How many times can you rank the hottest sororities? It just gets meaner and meaner."
The Global Lens film series will open your eyes.
A powerhouse of feminist art comes to Miami.
The county is closing law libraries faster than whorehouses
A UM scientist and global warming pioneer warns the muckety-mucks
Think financing a Marlins ballpark is tricky? Just try finding a place to put it
More sideline heckling over cheating at University of Miami
That's what UM administrators did rather than answer questions about athletes and academics
University of Miami administrators called for downfield interference
Janet Reno and Donna Shalala
A teenager born with HIV was never told of her status until it was too late. How this happened, and why, is now a matter of national debate.
Santa's Parade of Elves
October 29 - November 4, 1998
Two UM teachers are denied tenure, so the drama faculty tries to bring down the curtain on the Ring Theatre season
Two's company. Three's a crowd. In Coral Gables, it might even be a crime.
AIDS researcher of high repute. Proprietor of a glamorous Miami Beach spa. Target of a federal criminal probe. The many sides of Dr. Lionel Resnick.
WVUM's signal boost is pumping up the power of Miami's finest college radio station -- and the internal complaints are getting louder along with it