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Ling inspires students to take action, change the world
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Ling inspires students to take action, change the world

Students, faculty and community members took their seats in the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse Monday to hear from acclaimed journalist Lisa Ling. Ling came to UM as part of Fall Convocation, in a speech entitled, “Open Heart, Open Mind.” She shared stories of her encounters with people of different cultures and backgrounds, all the while connecting…

Safety Fair alerts campus of new texting ban
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Safety Fair alerts campus of new texting ban

[imagebrowser id=2] [fresh_divider style=”solid”] The University of Miami Police Department (UMPD) and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) co-hosted the third annual Safety Fair on Wednesday. “The fair has always focused on travel safety, but had a special emphasis on texting and driving this year,” said John Gulla, crime prevention officer for UMPD. “This generation…

Hillel connects students during High Holidays
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Hillel connects students during High Holidays

Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, has arrived for Jewish students on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus. Many who are observing the High Holidays are coming together as a community and family at UM’s Hillel. The days of repentance began on Sept. 4 with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and ends at…

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…

Controversial overpass cleared for construction
Campus Life, Community, News

Controversial overpass cleared for construction

    After several hurdles, plans for a pedestrian bridge that will allow UM students to cross U.S. 1 well above speeding cars and distracted drivers are finally concrete.   All legal and budget issues have been resolved, and Miami-Dade County is now in the process of finalizing the design before construction commences. The Mediterranean-style…

UProv takes center stage with new members
Campus Life, News, Student Organization

UProv takes center stage with new members

While many students spent their Saturdays at the football game, some others chose to practice their improv skills. The University of Miami’s improv comedy team, UProv, recruited new members during Labor Day weekend and had the semester’s first rehearsal on Saturday. In improv comedy, performances are made up on the spot rather than scripted or…

SAC provides alternative to late-night outing
Campus Life, News

SAC provides alternative to late-night outing

The tried-and-true student outing to Coconut Grove on Thirsty Thursdays may have met its match. Once a month on Thursday nights, the Student Activities Center (SAC) will be the home of Canes After Dark, a late-night entertainment program. “Let’s make use of this gorgeous building,” said Kathy Andrade, assistant director of student activities and student…

Campus Life, News

Canes care for the community at Orientation Outreach

More than 200 freshmen spent part of their Labor Day weekend helping the community. They participated in Orientation Outreach, the first of the University’s seven service days. The Butler Center for Service and Leadership organized this effort with first-year students in mind, but welcomed all students to join. The outreach offered students the opportunity to…

Administrative offices trade places around campus
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Administrative offices trade places around campus

The new Student Activities Center (SAC) that opened  Monday is not the only change that students will encounter this semester. Several offices and services are moving to new locations throughout the University. The Parking and Transportation office moved to the McKnight Building Suite 100 on Ponce de Leon Boulevard. All parking-related services and Cane Cards…

Mahoney-Pearson Dining Hall revamp receives mixed reviews
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Mahoney-Pearson Dining Hall revamp receives mixed reviews

This summer, the Mahoney-Pearson Dining Hall received a major facelift including a complete remodel of the interior design. The revamped dining hall offers students a more diverse seating arrangement, including an outdoor seating patio, along with food prepared in front of students. “I think it looks really nice, and I like how it has a…

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