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Newman Fellow reaches out to children in Haiti
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Newman Fellow reaches out to children in Haiti

When Guerdiana Thelomar planned to start her summer camp in Haiti, she never expected to be selected as the University of Miami’s 2014 Frank Newman Fellow. The award recognizes students working toward social change. Her summer camp will begin this summer. “I submitted my application, Friday, February 28 and the following week I found out….

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Exhibit explores role of hair in black culture

The second-floor hallways in the University Center (UC) are getting a temporary makeover for the remainder of Black History Month. The halls are decorated with a black and white photo exhibit celebrating black students’ natural hair. Junior Guerdiana Thelomar, a visual journalism major, developed a photo collection to tell the stories of black students and…

Program helps troubled teens
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Program helps troubled teens

At 13-years-old, Alex Velasquez was pushing drugs to put food on the table for his struggling family. Now, the 18-year-old works 14-hour days managing a food truck business operation, known as VIBE 305. Velasquez is one of many struggling teens whose lives have been changed by Empowered Youth, Inc. (EY). The local organization works with…

Fraternity hosts speech contest for local high school students
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Fraternity hosts speech contest for local high school students

[imagebrowser id=25] [fresh_divider style=”solid”] Fourteen-year-old William Gilmore sat in absolute silence surrounded by the sounds of nervous laughter and the light chatter of other seated high school boys. Gilmore was the youngest of seven local teenagers who competed in the Martin Luther King, Jr. High School Male Oratorical Competition, a speech contest scholarship hosted by…

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Social Justice Week to address mental health disparities

The daily pressures of being a college student could easily take a negative toll on the mental health of any student. But before the semester swings into full effect, two students hope to save the campus from spiraling down paths of unhealthy mental problems. Riana Brown and Meera Nagarsheth are co-chairs of Mental Health Disparities,…

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Women, Gender Studies program offers minor in LGBTQ studies

The University of Miami introduced a new minor last year. The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) department developed a minor in Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) studies that provides students the opportunity to delve into thinking about sexuality and these communities. Jared Payne, president of SpectrUM, a student organization that celebrates diversity in…

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URecognize promotes atmosphere of appreciation

Saying thank you just got easier with the launch of URecognize.com. Founded by UM alumna Maria Gomez, the website works toward creating a more positive planet by allowing people to acknowledge good deeds online. “The lack of recognition is very pervasive around the world,” Gomez said. Gomez was particularly influenced by the economy’s dismal current…

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Dance mayhem competition in Miami Beach

On June 26, the Indian Students Association (ISA) brought mayhem to Miami Beach. Coming off a victory at a recent dance competition in Texas, ISA hosted the fourth annual Miami Mayhem dance event, at the Julius Litman Performing Arts Center on North Miami Beach. The competition included performances from eight Raas dance teams from universities…

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New dean brings experience, goals from Michigan

On August 1, Eugene “Gene” Anderson will replace both Barbara Kahn, previous dean, and Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa, interim dean, as the new dean of the School of Business Administration. “I’m hoping I have enough swagger to keep up with you all down there,” said Anderson, who proudly purchased an orange tie for the job. “It’s…

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Database of art pieces compiled on Internet

Starting late April, students will be able to access the Internet in one more building on campus- the Lowe Art Museum, in a stride that Brian Dursum, museum director and chief curator, said will “integrate the museum with the rest of campus.” As part of this effort, Dursum and others on the Lowe staff are…

Lowe Art Museum moves online
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Lowe Art Museum moves online

Starting late April, students will be able to access the Internet in one more building on campus- the Lowe Art Museum, in a stride that Brian Dursum, museum director and chief curator, said will “integrate the museum with the rest of campus.” As part of this effort, Dursum and others on the Lowe staff are…

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