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Reaffirm college’s academic freedom after China pressuring

Reaffirm college’s academic freedom after China pressuring

On the pretext of protecting Miami Dade College from political influence, censorship, the stifling of free speech, and loss of academic freedom, a powerful faction has used political influence to…

College board picks fine temp, needs clear long-term vision

College board picks fine temp, needs clear long-term vision

Interim President Rolando Montoya returns to familiar grounds where he served well. If naming a temporary president of Miami Dade College was far from the best outcome of a contentious…

After side issues, look at the crux of golf course giveaway

After side issues, look at the crux of golf course giveaway

A three-day environmental scare last week nearly powered a below-par bid to plow under the only golf course in Miami city limits. Why did officials negotiating to lease Melreese Golf…

Use wisdom that gave Miami Dade College great leaders

Use wisdom that gave Miami Dade College great leaders

Trustees Chairman Martin Fine led a very successful 1995 presidential transition that expanded gains for Miami Dade College. He’s seen at the Wolfson Campus downtown. Miami Dade was shaken as…

College trustees shouldn’t cheat on their biggest test ever

College trustees shouldn’t cheat on their biggest test ever

Opinion leaders fearful for the future of Miami Dade College have just two weeks to weigh in with college trustees and the governor who appointed them to avert a train…

How can 2+2 add up to rapid travel in fewer US 1 lanes?

How can 2+2 add up to rapid travel in fewer US 1 lanes?

Can you believe it? As this county struggles to unclog roads, downtown Miami is working to actually cut the capacity of its major thoroughfare, US 1. The idea is to…

Let new cities and a big-picture county hall flourish together

Let new cities and a big-picture county hall flourish together

Miami-Dade commissioners stepped backward last week when they refused to let a large southern chunk of the county vote whether to form a city. The obvious misstep was blocking a…

High-flying golf course development hits county turbulence

High-flying golf course development hits county turbulence

A full year after a high-power group sought the City of Miami’s only golf course beside Miami International Airport for a vast office, retail and hotel complex including a soccer…

Miami protects Olympia, but county stumbles over monorail

Miami protects Olympia, but county stumbles over monorail

Unsolicited proposals that weren’t ready for prime time got polar opposite government response last week. Miami city commissioners wisely bypassed a glittering offer, but the county couldn’t resist lures dangled…

With taxes rising elsewhere, downtown can add to its gains

With taxes rising elsewhere, downtown can add to its gains

Give credit where it’s due to Miami’s Downtown Development Authority for consistent, successful focus on enticing niche financial operations to Miami, adding high-income jobs, ultra-high-income residents, and large-scale economic clout.…

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