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There weren’t just ducks swimming in the lake at Florida International University's main campus this week. 

FIU just held its 30th annual ‘Walk On Water’ Competition, where architecture students from FIU and Palm Beach State College design and construct so-called “shoes” to help them float to the finish line and cross a 175-foot lake. 

‘Screaming Something Was Wrong’: Feds Fault FIU, State And Contractors For Deadly Bridge Collapse

Oct 23, 2019
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During a hearing Tuesday on last year’s deadly Florida International University pedestrian footbridge collapse, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that the bridge’s “catastrophic failure” stemmed from a flawed design with “significant errors.”

Minority women believe it’s their time to be role models in the male-dominated STEM field and a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation is providing five universities with the resources to help them do it.

Top State Engineer Blames FIU And Contractor For Road Staying Open Before Deadly Bridge Collapse

Oct 9, 2019
PEDRO PORTAL / MIAMI HERALD

The busy highway under Florida International University’s pedestrian bridge, which crumbled in March 2018 and killed six people, should have been closed while crews were trying to repair cracks in a critical support strut, a top engineer with Florida’s Department of Transportation told federal investigators.

In a letter to the National Transportation Safety Board released on Tuesday, Will Watts, the chief engineer for FDOT, wrote that FIU and its contractor were responsible for asking the state to close Tamiami Trail — but never did.

"If you're a full time student, about $2,400 a year."

"Roughly, $3,400 a semester."

"All in, it's about $50,000."

That’s just the range of tuition across three schools in South Florida — Broward College, Florida International University and the University of Miami — as described by their leaders.

 

Worker Tried To Warn Others FIU Bridge Was Unsafe. The Collapse Left Him In A Coma

Mar 15, 2019
Tiffany Tompkins ttompkins@bradenton.com / Bradenton Herald via Miami Herald

When Kevin Hanson noticed that the thin cracks veining a crucial connection in the Florida International University bridge had opened into gaping fissures, he pulled out his phone and snapped a few photographs.

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FIU Captain and Public Information Officer Delrish Moss is back in Miami after spending two years as the police chief in Ferguson, Missouri. Moss spent decades as both a spokesperson and eventually a captain in Miami’s police department.

Trump To Talk About Venezuela On Monday At Florida International University

Feb 18, 2019
Getty images via Miami Herald

President Donald Trump is headed to Miami on Monday to speak about the ongoing turmoil in Venezuela, a move that could embolden interim president Juan Guaidó and put further pressure on Nicolás Maduro to flee the country.

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Florida counts just 44 certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners or "SANE nurses," tasked with properly securing evidence from survivors of sexual assault.

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, one in three women and one in six men will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. Research shows response time is crucial when a sexual assault occurs, but in much of rural Florida, SANE nurses are hard to come by.

Lily Oppenheimer / WLRN

Carrying coladas, purse-sized puppies and mountains of luggage, passengers at the terminal of Miami International Airport rushed on Wednesday to board departing flights, going about their usual routines. Many ignored the members of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, also known as NATCA, standing in the middle of the chaos, passing out flyers.

Deadly FIU Bridge Suffered From Design Flaws, Feds Say

Nov 15, 2018
Pedro Portal / Miami Herald

Design flaws led to cracking in the Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed during construction earlier this year, federal investigators conclude in a brief update issued Thursday.

Marine Research Hub
Caitie Switalski / WLRN

A collaboration of marine researchers presented their research projects at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show Thursday, in hopes of finding funds and support among boaters with a stake in the state's waterways.  

Members of the collaboration include South Florida universities and business development agencies.  

Adrianne Gonzalez / WLRN News

Students at Florida International University gathered to light white candles in honor of the lives lost in Pittsburgh after a gunman murdered 11 worshipers gathered in a synagogue for Shabbat services. As each flame was sparked, the names and stories of the fallen were read. 

Hillel FIU is a student-organization which aims to unite students and faculty through Jewish culture and education. Director Jon Warech invited the community of all faiths to stand together in moments of tragedy. 

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A Florida International University assistant professor of psychology is working to find ways to combat non-consensual porn, or sexually graphic images that are shared without consent.

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