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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.

Contractors that worked on the bridge near a Florida university that collapsed, killing six people, have been fined more than $86,000 for workplace violations.

Five Florida Public Universities Crack Top 100

Sep 10, 2018
Miami Herald

Florida universities continued their academic climb in the latest U.S. News & World Report annual college rankings, placing five schools in the country’s top 100 public universities for the first time.

The 2019 rankings, which were released Monday, included:

--- The University of Florida moved from No. 9 to No. 8 on the list, continuing its quest to become one of the top five public research universities.

--- Florida State University jumped seven spots to No. 26, just outside its goal of reaching the top 25 public universities.

Pedro Portal / Miami Herald

The Florida Department of Transportation must release public records that could shed light on a deadly bridge collapse outside Miami, a judge ruled Tuesday.

In an order, Leon County state court judge Kevin Carroll said the documents were public records under Florida law and could not be withheld, as FDOT argued, because of an ongoing federal investigation into the March 15 collapse of the Florida International University bridge. It’s not yet clear if FDOT will appeal.

Barbara P. Hernandez / For the Miami Herald

On the first day of classes at Florida International University, the school’s provost, general counsel and nearly half its trustees met in a conference room at the Coral Gables Biltmore hotel to discuss the naming of a campus. Or rather the unnaming.

The name in question, that of former university president Modesto “Mitch” Maidique, has graced the university’s main campus in West Miami-Dade for the past nine years.

Monday, a board of trustees committee voted to recommend stripping his name off the campus. The full board will consider the matter in two weeks.

Lily Oppenheimer / WLRN

During a Liberty City summer camp in Thena Crowder Early Childhood and Diagnostic Center, 15 pre-Kindergarten children lined up for a game: Red Light, Green Light, Safari.


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