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Shalala urges NCAA to end UM investigation

MIAMI, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- University of Miami President Donna Shalala says an NCAA investigation has "wronged" the school and is calling for a quick resolution with no further penalties.

Miami athletic director moves to Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The University of Nebraska announced Thursday Shawn Eichorst had resigned as Miami's athletic director to fill the same position with the Cornhuskers.

Ex-Miami U. AD Paul Dee dies at 65

CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 14 (UPI) -- Paul Dee, the University of Miami's athletic director from 1993 to 2008, died at age 65, the university said. .
Miami president addresses football scandal

Miami president addresses football scandal

MIAMI, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- The University of Miami's president Wednesday spoke out publicly for the first time about a player perks scandal clouding the school's football program.

Shalala questioned at Israeli airport

MIAMI, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- University of Miami President Donna Shalala was temporarily detained for questioning at an Israeli airport last month, the university said.

Ban on menthol cigarettes pushed

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Seven former U.S. health secretaries, including Tommy Thompson and Donna Shalala, sent a letter to Congress calling for a ban on menthol cigarettes.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver hospitalized

MIAMI, March 26 (UPI) -- Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics founder and a member of one of the most prominent U.S. political families, was hospitalized in Miami.

Miami (Fla.) names new athletic director

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The University of Miami (Fla.) Friday installed Kirby Hocutt as its new athletic director.
VA '09 budget has $41.2B medical care

VA '09 budget has $41.2B medical care

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush, in his 2009 budget, pushed for implementation of Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors recommendations.

Text of the State of the Union address

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush Monday delivered his seventh State of the Union address to both houses of Congress.

Bush lays out veteran benefits reform

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush used his State of the Union address Monday to ask Congress to pass legislation he said would improve the lives of military families.

Improvements suggested for veterans' care

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- A report on U.S. veterans healthcare isn't an indictment of the system but a possible blueprint for fixing the problems found, two of the authors say.

UPI Poll: Bush 'poor' on veterans

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush was seen as "poor" in providing Afghanistan and Iraq veterans healthcare, respondents to a UPI-Zogby International poll said.

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Donna Shalala
WASHINGTON - MARCH 16: (AFP OUT) Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS) (R) and Donna Shalala (2nd L), president of the University of Miami, listen to President George W. Bush speak to the media March 16, 2007 in Washington, DC. Dole and Shalala, who was secretary of Health and Human Services under President Clinton, were appointed by Bush to lead a bipartisan investigation of shoddy conditions at Walter Reed Army Hospital. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bob Dole;Donna Shalala;George W. Bush

Donna Edna Shalala ( /ʃəˈleɪlə/ shə-lay-lə; born February 14, 1941) served for eight years as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton and has been president of the University of Miami, a private university in Coral Gables, Florida, since 2001. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, by President George W. Bush in June 2008.

Shalala was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Maronite Catholic Lebanese immigrant parents and has a twin sister, Diane Fritel. She graduated from West Tech High School and received her bachelor's degree in 1962 from Western College for Women (which, in 1976, was merged with Miami University in Oxford, Ohio).

She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Iran from 1962-64, where she worked with other volunteers to construct an agricultural college.

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