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Symposium promotes social justice
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Symposium promotes social justice

The 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Leadership Symposium aimed to develop the next generation of leaders. Student delegates came from across the ACC schools to discuss this year’s topic, social justice and inequalities. The conference was held from Friday to Sunday at the Student Activities Center (SAC). Themed “The Next Generation of Social Change,” the…

LEAD Conference showcases diversity, opportunity
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LEAD Conference showcases diversity, opportunity

On Saturday, students began their day with a rock, paper, scissors tournament, touching elbows with each other, and acting out Sebastian at a football game, all in the name of leadership. The Canes LEAD (Learn, Empower, Aspire and Discover) Conference aimed to equip students with skills for communicating and thriving in diverse groups. The event…

Senior hosts book signing for new inspiring novel
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Senior hosts book signing for new inspiring novel

Shaida Escoffery, author and a University of Miami student, spoke with friends and other visitors at her book signing for her recently published novel, “Idle, Wild, Love” on Friday at the Winston P. Warrior United Black Students (UBS) office in the Student Activities Center. Escoffery, who is a senior majoring in creative writing, began her…

Rhythm Nation brings variety to performances
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Rhythm Nation brings variety to performances

Rhythm Nation, a new dance organization, is making waves on campus by encompassing not only dance, but a variety of aspects of the performing arts. As president of Rhythm Nation, junior Kenthia Farmer led the organization to its first win as a competitive dance team at the International Dance Competition (IDC), a yearly competition hosted…

Students volunteer as mentors for Frost MusicReach
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Students volunteer as mentors for Frost MusicReach

The Frost School of Music may have some of its youngest Mozarts in the Frost MusicReach program. Frost MusicReach gives kids in low-income communities, such as Coconut Grove and Overtown, the opportunity to appreciate and be exposed to musical instruments. Children learn about all kinds of music genres from classical and  jazz to bluegrass. Cassandra…

Senator discusses next step in education reform
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Senator discusses next step in education reform

Florida Senator Dwight Bullard made an appearance on campus Monday night, speaking to students who are interested in reforming the public school system and improving the education that students are receiving. “We do have a problem [with education], and you all represent not only the folks that can solve it, but the opportunity to move…

My Scholarship Profile provides more aid options
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My Scholarship Profile provides more aid options

Before the start of the semester, students received an email notification from the Office of Financial Assistant Services (OFAS) unveiling “My Scholarship Profile.” The system aims to compile additional information that students do not already provide on similar financial forms, like FAFSA, to receive financial aid at UM. “We didn’t have anything in our system…

Political science class opens doors to Middle East
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Political science class opens doors to Middle East

Senior Andrew Szarejko may be of Polish descent and from a small town near Tampa, but his heart is now in Turkey. After taking a class on U.S. relations with the Middle East at UM, Szarejko fell in love with Turkey. On Thursday, Szarejko was among the 631 students to be awarded a Critical Language…

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Lowe Art Museum collaborates with students for exhibits

ArtLab at the Lowe Art Museum offers students and faculty a unique opportunity to work closely together to present an exhibition to the general public. This semester, the focus of the exhibition is Japanese art and 13 students are collaborating with the director and chief curator at the museum, Brian Dursum. The students have input…

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