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Pride Week draws attention to underrepresented identities
Campus Life, LGBT, News

Pride Week draws attention to underrepresented identities

Students in the LGBT community had cause to celebrate during this year’s Pride Awareness Week. Since 2016, the University of Miami has created gender-neutral bathrooms across campus and implemented gender-inclusive housing. Yet, divides and prejudices still remain especially within the Q+ segment of the community. SpectrUM’s annual Pride Awareness Week (PAW) includes various events aimed…

Gender inclusive housing offers comfort, flexibility
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Gender inclusive housing offers comfort, flexibility

Along with gender-neutral restrooms and a new LGBT center, UM added another feature last fall: gender-inclusive housing in upperclassman dorms. In the gender-inclusive housing option, students are not restricted to same-gender roommates, allowing students more flexibility and comfort with their room assignments. President Julio Frenk first announced the program at his first Town Hall meeting…

Housing plan brings new amenities, structural changes to campus
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Housing plan brings new amenities, structural changes to campus

The University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus will reconfigure roads to alleviate commuter traffic alongside the new multi-million dollar residential college set to be completed by fall 2019. According to Associate Vice President of Campus Planning and Development Janet Gavarrete, the university has already begun the process of “changing pedestrian and vehicular circulation patterns on…

Iron Arrow continues deeply rooted traditions with new members
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Iron Arrow continues deeply rooted traditions with new members

Once a semester, persistent drumming echoes from the Green and campus leaders  march around in colorful patchwork jackets. This signifies tapping season for UM’s most prestigious honor society, Iron Arrow, which inducted 41 people into its ranks last week. The jackets are easily identifiable on campus, but the significance of the colorful, unique patterns rooted…

Orange Festival celebrates campus traditions
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Orange Festival celebrates campus traditions

University of Miami students across campus throw up the U on a daily basis, donning the school’s orange, white and green. However, not many know the significance behind the university’s adoption of its spirit-based traditions, which is why a group of students decided to work together to bring back a celebration aimed at teaching students about UM traditions….

News Briefs 3/23
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News Briefs 3/23

  Whitely Women’s Leadership Symposium The Whitely Women’s Leadership Symposium (WWLS) is an event aimed at empowering University of Miami students through interactive workshops, wellness classes and networking. The daylong event will highlight some of the triumphs and challenges women throughout the world experience. Students will learn skills to overcome common issues and develop leadership…

BLM banner stolen, incident under investigation
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BLM banner stolen, incident under investigation

University of Miami Police Department (UMPD) is investigating the theft of a Black Lives Matter banner, allegedly stolen from the University Center (UC) Breezeway around 9:20 p.m. March 2. Senior Jaime Owens, who started the petition to have the banner hung in the Breezeway, said she noticed the sign was missing when she walked to…

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