2.7 Regions (23.3) 78.2 Museums and visual arts, The Graham Center FIU's student union Over 3.5 million people walk through the Graham Center every year making it the heart of student life at FIU. . Fluctuating sea levels compressed numerous layers of calcium carbonate sand and shells the resulting permeable limestone formations that developed between 25 million and 70 million years ago created the Floridan Aquifer which serves as the main source of fresh water for the northern portion of Florida However this aquifer lies beneath thousands of feet of impermeable sedimentary rock from Lake Okeechobee to the southern tip of the peninsula, The United States Postal Service operates two post offices in Downtown They are the Brickell Post Office and the Flagler Miami Post Office the Federal Detention Center Miami operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons is located in Downtown. ! Although scientists made headway in decreasing mercury and phosphorus levels in water the natural environment of South Florida continued to decline in the 1990s and life in nearby cities reflected this downturn to address the deterioration of the Miami metropolitan area Governor Lawton Chiles commissioned a report on the sustainability of the area in 1995 Chiles published the commission's findings in a report that related the degradation of the Everglades ecosystems to the lower quality of life in urban areas the report noted past environmental abuses that brought the state to a position to make a decision Not acting to improve the South Florida ecosystem the report predicted would inevitably cause further and intolerable deterioration that would harm local tourism by 12,000 jobs and $200 million annually and commercial fishing by 3,300 jobs and $52 million annually Urban areas had grown beyond their capacities to sustain themselves Crowded cities were facing problems such as high crime rates traffic jams severely overcrowded schools and overtaxed public services; the report noted that water shortages were ironic given the 53 inches (130 cm) of rain the region received annually. Democratic 600,258 41.65% Paul Cejas School of Architecture Building College of Health Building 1989. Bayfront Park Miami Miami Florida Business directory The Beacon is the FIU student newspaper since 1965 the Beacon is published thrice weekly in a compact format during the Fall and Spring semesters (Monday Wednesday and Friday) and once a week on Wednesday during the Summer.The Beacon is available free campus-wide in the residence halls the Graham Center and all campus buildings.
(17.3) 67.7 Population 2010 SR A1A U.S News & World Report reported that FIU students are among the least indebted college students in the nation and recognized the university as a "best buy" in higher education.The organization also reported FIU for having one of the safest campus in the United States. .