MyUM class search receives makeover

The Student Government executive board is putting U first till the end.

A new course offering search system on myUM will go live March 22 and will allow students to search for classes by a variety of options.

“We went in with the intention of doing a face lift and we did a complete makeover,” said SG Press Secratry Ryan Aquilina.

The new system will allow students to search by day of the week, time of day, building, professor, campus and other options through a drop-down menu.

“It was one of our campaign promises,” Aquilina said. “This is going to affect every single student whether they know we did this or not.”

At the end of the semester, SG will also debut its smartphone app that will work with the iPhone, Blackberry and Android. The app will inform students about SG activities and projects and provide other information, including nutritional facts for the dining halls.

“Making life easier for students- that’s the goal of U first,” Aquilina said.

SG is also working with the Office of Prestigious Scholarships on creating a notification system that will alert all students who are eligible for prestigious scholarships.

“It will hopefully produce more students that can receive these scholarships,” Aquilina said.

Future projects include erecting a “U” statue near the Rock and implementing a bike rental program. The statue has already been designed by an architecture student and will be made out of aluminum or steel.

“We have a bell tower, a lake but nothing that says UM,” SG Vice President Pietro Bortoletto said. “We want something that you can rub for good luck, that you can use as a landmark and that you can start and end tours at.”

The statue project will also transition seamlessly into the incoming executive board’s Spirit the U initiative.

“We are passing the project along,” said SG Speaker of the Senate Aaron Esman.

A prototype bike for the rental system recently arrived and SG is testing the equipment to make sure it can withstand the rigors of campus life. If the bike passes, the program will be implemented in the fall semester. Bikes will be available for rent from the parking garages for 24 hours.

The current executive board’s term will end on March 30, when the new board will be sworn in.

“I’m proud to say that we got things done that students wanted to get done,” Bortoletto said. These are all ideas generated by students.”

Alysha Khan may be contacted at

March 10, 2011


Alysha Khan

Online Editor

Around the Web
  • Miami Herald
  • UM News
  • Error

Duke Johnson, the all-time leading rusher in Miami Hurricanes history, was one of a dozen members of ...

The Miami Hurricanes, still waiting for a starting quarterback to be named, are in the top 25 again. ...

Happy first day of school for everyone out there, including the University of Miami students. We jus ...

With the University of Miami season opener closing in, the next starting quarterback has yet to be n ...

The second fall scrimmage, closed to the media and public, is over. University of Miami coach Mark R ...

UM’s new chief academic officer holds some 40 patents, and in 2017 was inducted into the National Ac ...

University of Miami students and researchers are blogging during a month-long expedition in the Gulf ...

María de Lourdes Dieck-Assad, a world-renowned economist and former ambassador, fills a new role for ...

Through the U Dreamers Grant, DACA students find essential support as they pursue their college degr ...

UM students talk about their internships up north in a city that never sleeps. ...

RSS Error: A feed could not be found at A feed with an invalid mime type may fall victim to this error, or SimplePie was unable to auto-discover it.. Use force_feed() if you are certain this URL is a real feed.

TMH Twitter Feed
About TMH

The Miami Hurricane is the student newspaper of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. The newspaper is edited and produced by undergraduate students at UM and is published weekly on Thursdays during the regular academic year.