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Student-led efforts, local organizations offer opportunities to help in Hurricane Irma aftermath
Community, Hurricane, National News, News

Student-led efforts, local organizations offer opportunities to help in Hurricane Irma aftermath

It’s been over a week since Hurricane Irma ravaged through Florida and parts of the Caribbean leaving death and devastation in its path. As a result, the greater Miami-Dade community, including some University of Miami students, have swung into action to help those affected. Here are opportunities for students to get involved in helping South…

Troubleshoot academic, administrative issues with university ombudsperson
Administration, Campus Life, Community, News

Troubleshoot academic, administrative issues with university ombudsperson

WHO Jennifer Rau is the University of Miami’s assistant to the vice president and ombudsperson. She has held this title since 2014 and works with Heather Stevens, the student advocacy coordinator, and Michelle Maldonado, the academic ombudsperson. Additionally, an entire team of academic and administrative troubleshooters students in addressing student concerns. WHAT An ombudsperson is…

President Frenk meets with Cuban-American community
Administration, Community, International, News, Politics

President Frenk meets with Cuban-American community

University of Miami President Julio Frenk met today with 17 leaders of the local Cuban-American community to discuss the future of the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS), and to address circulating rumors that falsely report UM will be shutting down ICCAS. Community members, as well as Student Government President Adrian Nuñez and Federación…

UM student Elizabeth Goldenberg dies after graduation
Community, News, Obituaries

UM student Elizabeth Goldenberg dies after graduation

Elizabeth “Ellie” Goldenberg was described by most people who knew her as a “light.” Goldenberg graduated from the University of Miami’s rigorous musical theatre program on Friday, but on Saturday night, she died after a boating accident while on an excursion with her family. The UM theatre department mourned by posting tributes to Goldenberg on…

Relay for Life raises awareness for cancer research
Community, News, Video

Relay for Life raises awareness for cancer research

For some University of Miami students, Relay for Life is a hours-long annual fundraiser for cancer research filled with baked goods, dunk tanks and water balloons; but for other students, the event raises awareness for a fight they know too well. Andres Hidalgo was diagnosed with cancer in April 2012, his freshman year of high…

Familiar faces in Coral Gables mayoral election
Community, News, Politics

Familiar faces in Coral Gables mayoral election

The residents of Coral Gables will cast their votes for the city’s next mayor and commissioners of the city April 11. Read More: Guide to the Coral Gables election While many residents are running for city commission seats, the nonpartisan mayoral race is shaping up to be one filled with familiar faces. Former commissioner Jeannett Slesnick is…

Coral Gables elections begin April 11
Community, News, Politics

Coral Gables elections begin April 11

Nearly five months after millions of Floridians hit the polls to cast their votes in the 2016 general election, voters in Coral Gables will be lining up to vote again. This time, for Coral Gables mayor and three commission seats. For those registered and planning to vote April 11, here’s what you’ll find on the ballot: Mayoral Seat…

Gender inclusive housing offers comfort, flexibility
Campus Life, Community, Housing, LGBT, News

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…

Unlimited wins election, HP Concerts referendum passes
Academics, Administration, Campus Life, Community, News, Student Government

Unlimited wins election, HP Concerts referendum passes

Update, 11:00 p.m., March 1: Additional quotes were added from HP Concerts Chair Kyle Rubin, SG Elections Commission Chair Claudia Nunes, Unlimited campaign manager Robert Renfro and outgoing SG President Vikesh Patel. A version of this story ran in print on March 2.  Student Government election results were announced Wednesday. The victories install Unlimited as the…

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