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Senators sworn in, bill boosts support for organizations
Campus Life, News, Senate Recap, Student Government

Senators sworn in, bill boosts support for organizations

Welcoming New Senators Fifteen newly-elected senators and re-elected senators were officially sworn into their Student Government positions Wednesday afternoon. After a brief introduction of each senator, the details of all roles and committees were explained to the members so they could have a chance to be more involved. The elected President Vikesh Patel told the…

True to You wins Student Government election
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True to You wins Student Government election

Continuity was the popular choice for University of Miami students, as all three candidates from the platform True to You, generally thought to have the closest ties to Student Government, were elected into executive positions Wednesday afternoon. As announced on the Lakeside Patio, Vikesh Patel, Ashley Pittaluga and Morgan Owens will be the next Student…

Parties share stories behind their formation
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Parties share stories behind their formation

Leading up to the period of campus-wide voting that began today, the 2016 Student Government tickets have presented their initiatives through a week of campaigning. Before proposing ideas to the student body, potential candidates had to construct groups of like-minded people to form their tickets. Speaking on Thursday at open-forum campaign events on campus, the…

Senate Recap: International Week, Week of Cuban Culture
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Senate Recap: International Week, Week of Cuban Culture

COISO International Week A bill was passed approving funding for International Week, presented by the Council of International Students Organizations. International Week runs through April 4-8. According to their website, “It is the culmination of diversity at the University of Miami campus, as this week-long fun and educational celebration provides international students and cultural organizations with…

2016 Student Government ticket candidates clash in debate
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2016 Student Government ticket candidates clash in debate

The candidates running for Student Government debated the merits of recent SG actions and inactions as part of the election’s sole debate Wednesday night on the Lakeside Patio Stage. The “Empower U” and “One Team, One U” platforms criticized the current Student Government, citing lack of transparency and detachment from students. Presidential candidate Jacob Rudolph…

Student Government announces 3 tickets for office
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Student Government announces 3 tickets for office

Student Government (SG) has announced the eight candidates campaigning to be the next SG president, vice president and treasurer. The candidates are organized into three groups: Empower U, One Team, One U, and True To You. The campaigns consist of three students running for the respective positions except “Empower U,” which consists of only junior Jacob Rudolph running for…

Senate Recap: New delivery app, Lunar New Year, Black Awareness Month
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Senate Recap: New delivery app, Lunar New Year, Black Awareness Month

Delivery App on Campus Favor, a food-delivery service, presented their mobile application by detailing the function of the food-oriented service. With Favor, students are able to order food from both on and off-campus locations and have their order delivered to them on campus. Deliveries are made to all locations on campus, excluding classrooms. The service…

Speaker of Senate Jeffrey Sznapstajler helps progress campus initiatives
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Speaker of Senate Jeffrey Sznapstajler helps progress campus initiatives

In running Student Government Senate meetings, passing bills and trying to ensure progress is made to benefit the campus population, the speaker of the Senate has a busy job. Jeffrey Sznapstajler, aided by his trusted second-in-command, Ivann Anderson, the speaker pro tempore, leads 55 members in the Senate meeting, including 45 senators, Student Government executive members, advisors…

Senate Recap: UM mobile app, library rules revised, hoverboards banned indoors
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Senate Recap: UM mobile app, library rules revised, hoverboards banned indoors

University of Miami Application The University of Miami Information Technology department and communications department are revamping the university’s mobile application to update the software and increase user functionality and interactivity. Numerous programs within the application are outdated. For example, the Coral Gables campus map currently does not have the Shalala Student Center (SCC) on it;…

Senate Recap: New housing to be built, amendment alters referendum process
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Senate Recap: New housing to be built, amendment alters referendum process

New housing to be built The campus has plans to construct two new residential housing villages: Ibis Village for upperclassmen and Freshman Village for first-years. Unveiled to the Student Government senators, the villages will consist of apartments and suites. The strategic plan for the student housing facilities was explained by Executive Director of Housing and…

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