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Haiti Remembrance Ceremony honors victims of 2010 earthquake
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Haiti Remembrance Ceremony honors victims of 2010 earthquake

Felicia Knaul challenged students to apply Haiti’s example of resilience during the 2010 earthquake to the university community and beyond at the Haiti Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday at the Lakeside Patio Stage. Knaul, director of the University of Miami’s Miami Institute for the Americas, was invited to speak by Planet Kreyol, a Haitian student organization,…

Weigh Your Waste campaign raises awareness of thrown-out food
Campus Life, Environment, News, Student Government

Weigh Your Waste campaign raises awareness of thrown-out food

Students in the Mahoney-Pearson Dining Hall threw away 77.9 pounds of food in just a two-hour period, according to an on-campus experiment held by the Energy and Conservation Organization (ECO) Agency on Wednesday. The ECO Agency is the environmental branch of the University of Miami Student Government that tries to find sustainable initiatives on campus….

BikeSafe program’s week of bicycling emphasizes greener methods of traveling
Community, Crime and Safety, Environment, News

BikeSafe program’s week of bicycling emphasizes greener methods of traveling

In an effort to transform South Florida into an eco-friendly hub that promotes greener transportation methods, the University of Miami BikeSafe program is teaming up with the KiDZ Neuroscience Center for a week of bicycling. The BikeSafe program, created in 2009 to address Miami-Dade County’s poor record of bicycle injuries and fatalities, will be a…

ECO Agency plans to implement LED lighting in new buildings
Campus Life, Construction, Environment, News, Science and Technology, Student Government

ECO Agency plans to implement LED lighting in new buildings

With glaring statistics pointing to humans as the cause of environmental pollution, the Energy & Conservation Organization (ECO) Agency is ready to do their part to help the university. Their initiative seeks to retrofit the campus with energy-saving light-emitting diode (LED) lighting. Last week, they achieved a victory toward their goal. Spearheaded by Senior Class…

UC Aquarium could display endangered corals, South Florida ecosystems
Campus Life, Construction, Environment, News, Student Government

UC Aquarium could display endangered corals, South Florida ecosystems

  As the result of a bill passed through the Student Government (SG) Senate on Sept. 16, the Whitten University Center could soon provide a serene space for fish to swim around coral reefs of different shapes and sizes behind a backdrop of tranquil blue water. Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) Senator Sam…

Tropical storm Erika poses potential threat to South Florida
Environment, News

Tropical storm Erika poses potential threat to South Florida

This story was updated Aug. 27, 11:50 a.m. to describe the university protocol in emergency weather situations.  Tropical Storm Erika is barreling toward the Bahamas and has the potential to make landfall in South Florida on Sunday, but while preparation is necessary, projections vary and can change within a day. According to Professor Nick Shay of…

Miami Beach celebrates history, achievements with centennial concert
Edge, Environment, Music

Miami Beach celebrates history, achievements with centennial concert

The largest free entertainment event in Miami Beach’s history is happening sandside on Thursday, when the Rising Miami Beach Global Music Festival overtakes Ocean Drive. It’s all part of the beach’s biggest-ever birthday party. Thursday marks 100 years since Miami Beach’s incorporation in 1915. Since Sunday, the city has been hosting its 100-hour centennial celebration –…

Community pushes for university to buy back pine rocklands
Environment, News

Community pushes for university to buy back pine rocklands

In 2014, the University of Miami sold 88 acres of an endangered habitat for $22 million to Ram Realty Services (Ram), which plans to develop establishments like a 158,000-square-foot Walmart, a Chili’s restaurant and about 900 apartments on the land. Since then, activists and concerned citizens are protesting the sale, hoping to see the decision overturned. The…

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