Jogging student assaulted by man wielding knife on Pisano Avenue
A female student was assaulted while jogging by the bridge at the 1000 block of Pisano Avenue – near Doctors Hospital and the School of Communication parking lot – at approximately 7:45 p.m. Friday, according to an e-mail crime alert sent early Saturday afternoon.
The attacker was carrying a four-inch pocket knife, which he used to rob the victim of jewelry, University of Miami Police said in the message.
The alert also said the following:
After being threatened with the knife, the victim attempted to defend herself and screamed for help. During the struggle, the attacker “was startled and fled the scene.”
The attacker is described as a black male, age 25 to 30, weighing 190 to 200 pounds and wearing a white tank top and dark shorts.
“UMPD will increase its own police and security patrols around the area,” the alert said.
“The police report is not completed and an investigator has not yet been assigned to the case,” Mara Vasquez, a communications operator at Coral Gables Police Department, told The Miami Hurricane Saturday afternoon.
In response to the incident, the second of the semester, the e-mail alert said:
“The University Police Department recommends students and staff utilize more heavily traveled areas of campus instead of the unpopulated outer perimeter areas for exercise and other leisure activities. Always buddy up while utilizing off campus areas to jog, if you can’t get a buddy, avoid the area and stay on campus.”
Another female student was assaulted on Feb. 2 while jogging along the 5300 block of Carillo Street, part of a popular running route known as the “loop.”
– Chelsea Kate Isaacs
Student-run health company offers free outdoor yoga class
Green Monkey, a health and wellness company founded by University of Miami students, will host a complimentary outdoor yoga class at UM Tuesday.
The company, launched in 2005, offers yoga, Pilates and other mind-body classes at their studio located at 4108 Palmarito Street in Coral Gables.
“We have between 20 to 30 professionally trained yogis coming to help teach the [free class at UM],” said Sanjay Palta, a junior and founder of Green Monkey. “We’re looking to expand the company and this is a great way to let people know about it.”
Green Monkey, which has provided free yoga classes to the sororities on campus, hopes to reach out to a broader audience in the university community, Palta said.
Because their yoga classes have grown in popularity among UM sorority girls, Palta expects more than 100 students participate in the upcoming outdoor class.
The class, which is free to the public, will begin at 4:30 p.m. on the UC Green. Mats will be provided by Lululemon Athletica, an athletics clothing and equipment company. There will also be T-shirt giveaways.
Green Monkey plans to relocate to a new studio at 5734 Sunset Drive, which will open October 1.
To learn more about Green Monkey, visit GreenMonkey.net.
– Erika Capek
Comcast will offer free moving boxes to UM students as part of their “Get Your Move On” event. The moving boxes will be available at the UC breezeway April 21 through 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a limit of three boxes per student.