Category: Miami Herald

Questions raised about toxic substances in the soil of two Coconut Grove parks

October 6th, 2013 in 2013, Donna Voorhees, Miami Herald, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Donna Vorhees, School of Public Health

When Miami officials announced toxic soil had been found at a popular park in the heart of Coconut Grove, a spot in the compact neighborhood where moms and nannies gathered daily, Dr. Gary Kramer’s phone began ringing…

Expert quote:

“Some sites have the potential for exposures. They have big scary numbers, but in reality, nobody is exposed. So that’s the kind of investigation you need: Where is the contamination relative to where people are spending their time? From there you can figure out if anybody’s health is at risk.”

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Carnival lowers financial outlook after Triumph, ‘Fun Ship’ ship issues

March 16th, 2013 in 2013, Christopher Muller, Miami Herald, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration 0 comments

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Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

The world’s largest cruise line continued to make waves Friday as more of its “Fun Ships” reported technical problems that drew widespread attention…

Expert quote:

“How long does it take before customers say they’re not doing this anymore? I think you’re going to see it unraveling. This is death by 1,000 cuts. This is something that management can’t just say, ‘It’s OK and it’s rosy and everybody loves our cruise lines.’ ”

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Presidential polls inform readers, journalists

September 23rd, 2012 in 2012, College of Communication, Miami Herald, Newsmakers, Tom Fiedler 0 comments

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Tom Fiedler, College of Communication

Today, six weeks and two days from the presidential election, we publish results of a statewide poll that asked Floridians which candidate they favor for our nation’s highest office…

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Obama administration reaffirms no healthcare support for undocumented immigrants

August 30th, 2012 in 2012, Alan Sager, Miami Herald, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Alan Sager, School of Public Health

After huge publicity in June sparked by President Barack Obama’s declaration that 800,000 young undocumented immigrants could remain and work in the United States, his administration quietly issued a rule this week declaring that these immigrants can’t benefit from the healthcare reform law…

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Payá’s message was peace — and patience

July 23rd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Miami Herald, Newsmakers, Paul Webster Hare 0 comments

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By Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences

Oswaldo Payá was a patient man…

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The difference between a queen and a dictator

June 5th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Miami Herald, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Paul Webster Hare 0 comments

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By Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences

Two countries marked big events this week. In Cuba it was Raúl Castro’s 81st birthday, and Britain celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years on the throne…

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Official: Mistakes led to Afghan Quran burnings

March 3rd, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Miami Herald, Michael Corgan, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Michael Corgan, College of Arts & Sciences

At least five American military personnel could face a disciplinary review over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base in Afghanistan as conflicting accounts of what happened emerged Saturday, fueling more confusion over the incident that sparked six days of deadly riots across the nation…

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