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“St. Thomas has been a pioneer in academic exchanges with Cuba. The school’s president, Father Dennis Dease, travels frequently to Cuba, and has encouraged cultural and academic exchanges with the University of Havana.
“Dease is saddened by the return to tight restrictions but also believes that this return to the past will be short-lived.
“‘I would imagine it will relax after the election,’ said Dease of this cynical campaign policy.
“He also believes the old Miami Cubans, and their old hatreds, don’t resonate as they once did. For starters, the old generation is dying off. Secondly, Cuban-Americans of all generations have come to appreciate the opportunity to travel, almost freely, to the land of their birth. ‘It’s a shrinking tail that’s wagging the dog,’ said Dease of the forces behind U.S. policy.”
“‘Our present thinking is that putting all of that into a course might actually be a bit of overkill,’ said Christopher Puto, dean of the St. Thomas College of Business. ‘We have a variety of courses that include overseas experiences and elements of that topic arise in these courses. At the present time, we don’t see the need for a full-blown course.’”