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Unprecedented recruitment participation presents challenges, new opportunities
Greek Life, News

Unprecedented recruitment participation presents challenges, new opportunities

This year the University of Miami’s Panhellenic Association (“Panhel”) experienced record-breaking participation with 789 women registered for formal recruitment. While some Panhel members are excited about the spike in recruitment interest, others are concerned about overcrowded pledge classes. “I think it’s incredible that we had such high numbers,” Emily Bajalia, president of UM Panhel, wrote…

Counseling Center provides support during high-stress season
News

Counseling Center provides support during high-stress season

The combination of the stress surrounding final exams and the mixed reaction to the presidential election is creating tension at UM. Administration and faculty are looking for ways to help students unite after the election. One outlet for students feeling this tension and frustration is the Counseling Center. Dr. René Monteagudo, director of the Counseling…

Early voting could determine outcome in tight race
Election 2016, News

Early voting could determine outcome in tight race

Trump must win the state in order to earn 270 electoral votes, but early signs suggest the state is a toss-up. Clinton was leading the state consistently, however her lead has winnowed. Trump is now seen with an average of a 0.5 point lead as of Oct. 31, according to Real Clear Politics. Democrats historically…

Get Out The Vote, SG encourage students to vote
Election 2016, News

Get Out The Vote, SG encourage students to vote

The millennial vote typically has a lower turnout in comparison to other age groups. To alleviate this gap in civic engagement, students in Get Out The Vote (GOTV) and Student Government (SG) worked together to arrange transportation to the polls for early voting. Professor Casey Klofstad, one of the professors for “The Election” class being…

‘October Surprises’ do little to sway strong partisan voters
Election 2016, News

‘October Surprises’ do little to sway strong partisan voters

Leaked campaign emails, speeches, tax returns, uncovered footage and accusations of sexual assault. These “October Surprises,” among others, happen every presidential-election cycle. These revelations are known to rattle even the most loyal supporters of each candidate. However, for Clinton and Trump’s most vocal defenders at the University of Miami, public opinion polling and scandals will not…

Clinton, Trump poke fun at annual Al Smith Dinner
Election 2016, News

Clinton, Trump poke fun at annual Al Smith Dinner

The 71st Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City on Oct. 20. The $6 million raised by the dinner will go to the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation that helps “the neediest children of the Archdiocese of New York.” This white-tie event attracts New…

Working through illness may do more harm than good
Health, News, Uncategorized

Working through illness may do more harm than good

With schedules filling up, student organizations kicking into high gear and midterm exams rapidly approaching, UM students have a lot on their plates. Yet when illness strikes, many students often attempt to power through it, which can compromise productivity, according to experts, who stress that rest is just as important as work. When it comes…

Political climate marked by influential UM graduates
Election 2016, News

Political climate marked by influential UM graduates

Tim Canova. Donna Shalala. Marco Rubio. Patrick Murphy. Reince Priebus. The University of Miami has ties to many political influencers, all of whom have wandered around the Coral Gables campus at some point. Tim Canova, a former UM law professor, was the passionate underdog candidate in the recent Democratic congressional primary against former Democratic National…

Election: How to do an absentee ballot
Election 2016, News, Video

Election: How to do an absentee ballot

It’s time to vote. Even if you are away from home or can’t make it to the polls on Election Day, you can still vote using an absentee ballot. Here’s how:   1) Register to vote. – Are you registered? If not, use the vote.org form attached here to register online either in your home…

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