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The Shalala Years: Looking back at Shalala’s tenure
News, Shalala

The Shalala Years: Looking back at Shalala’s tenure

The first presidential debate in 2004. The Student Activities Center in 2013. $3 billion raised over 14 years. The list goes on and on. President Donna E. Shalala placed the University of Miami in the national spotlight. Her rock star status transformed the campus’s landscape and culture, leaving UM a top 50 institution with more…

UM first lady Felicia Knaul embraces campus
Campus Life, News

UM first lady Felicia Knaul embraces campus

At Wednesday’s Hug the Lake event, Felicia Knaul embraced Lake Osceola and campus traditions alongside students, her husband, UM President-elect, Dr. Julio Frenk and President Donna E. Shalala. Knaul is expected to join the faculty at the Miller School of Medicine. She will give a talk on Mexican reform, global cancer and global health at…

Focus on finding positive experiences
Opinion

Focus on finding positive experiences

I’ve never been very good at saying goodbye, but as I sit here at my last deadline, I realize just how much I’m going to miss being here every Sunday and Wednesday. My time at the Hurricane has been full of laughter, stress, an addiction to coffee and Diet Coke, and tight deadlines. I’ve learned…

Senate resolution supports Florida proposal
LGBT, News

Senate resolution supports Florida proposal

On Wednesday, Student Government Senate passed a resolution to gain the University of Miami’s public support for the Florida Competitive Workforce Act. The act is a proposed bill to amend Florida’s non-discrimination policy to include protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identification. This amendment to Florida’s legislation is supported by Florida Businesses…

History department strives to increase popularity
Academics, News

History department strives to increase popularity

In fall 2014, 72 students were declared history majors, according to the University of Miami’s latest Fact Book. The number has been decreasing since 2010, when it was at 118. The history department has enacted a campaign promoting the benefits of studying history. Promotional posters featuring famous figures who majored in history can be seen…

Clinton family closes CGIU with ‘unfinished business’ on gender equality
CGIU, News

Clinton family closes CGIU with ‘unfinished business’ on gender equality

Saturday’s Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) events concluded with a plenary session hosted by Chelsea, Hillary and Bill Clinton. The closing conversation centered around gender equality and activism as a means to improve the social and political situation around the world. Hillary and Chelsea Clinton took the stage to share a preview of the No Ceilings Project…

Mahoney, Pearson residents evacuated
Campus Life, News

Mahoney, Pearson residents evacuated

Mahoney and Pearson Residential College residents were evacuated from their dorms on Wednesday afternoon. As of 5 p.m., however, students were back inside the building. Officials say that the university is dealing with an apparent burst sprinkler pipe. This leak is responsible for three to four inches of standing water in the basement, which will be pumped out….

Task force calls for gender-neutral options
LGBT, News

Task force calls for gender-neutral options

When senior Thomas Iglesias was applying to college, he searched for schools that were lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) friendly. He chose to attend the University of Miami, he says, despite the lack of services for LGBT students. “I’m from Miami, so I had the choice about whether or not I wanted to live…

Pike’s return may prompt housing debate
Community, Greek Life, News

Pike’s return may prompt housing debate

An official Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) fraternity house was under construction while the group was suspended for violating university standards in 2013. Located on 5800 San Amaro Drive near the University Village apartments, the property is completed and will be leased to the Beta Theta Pi (Beta) fraternity. Two weeks ago, the Division of Student…

Pike fraternity’s unauthorized activity uncovered
Campus Life, Greek Life, News

Pike fraternity’s unauthorized activity uncovered

Rumors that the Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) chapter at the University of Miami operates as an underground fraternity were confirmed by an email from university administration. On Thursday, the Division of Student Affairs sent a university-wide message addressing the Gamma Omega chapter that was suspended in 2012 by Pike’s national headquarters due to “violations of…

Administrators address unauthorized ‘Pike’ fraternity activity
Greek Life, News

Administrators address unauthorized ‘Pike’ fraternity activity

The University of Miami Division of Student Affairs sent an email to students Thursday regarding Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (Pike)’s unauthorized activity. UM’s Gamma Omega chapter was suspended in 2012 by Pike’s national headquarters due to “violations of university and fraternity risk awareness policies.” According to the message, the university has received reports that students previously associated with the fraternity have continued…

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