Alexa Lopez


New parking system to be implemented in fall

Tired of people swiping your favorite parking spot? With UM’s new parking system, drivers can finally have one designated parking location on campus available at all times. Effective in the fall, students, faculty and staff with cars will be required to apply for a parking permit in one of six zones around campus. By choosing…


Students find meaning, niche through service

Carving out your niche in college isn’t easy. But what better way to find a community than through community service? The William R. Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development at the University of Miami is an office on campus that encourages student involvement within the Miami community and challenges them to grow as…


Simulators transform how students learn

At UM’s School of Nursing and Health Studies, simulation is the way of the future. Nursing students now have the opportunity to use one of 17 human simulators in order to better practice the theories they learn in the classroom. Simulators are transforming the way student nurses are trained by allowing them to learn how…


Programming board brings on-campus entertainment

Wiz Khalifa, comedians, Neon Trees, an end-of-year carnival, Ms. Lauryn Hill, live music during lunch on Thursdays, the Beelzebubs (the voices behind “Glee’s” Dalton Academy Warblers), free movies and plays, Matisyahu. The University of Miami had the pleasure of having all of the above-mentioned grace its campus last year. And all of this was a…


On-campus food outlets match student interests

Concern about on-campus dining is an age-old issue at the University of Miami. But it’s one problem that is quickly becoming nonexistent. “Dining touches everyone- students, faculty, staff, parents when they visit,” said Ana Alvarez, director of auxiliary services. At the end of fall 2010, a new auxiliary services executive director, Sandra Redway, was appointed….


UM Student Activities Center to include green construction features, possible LEED certification in the future

Starting late summer or early fall, the first stages of construction on the new Student Activities Center will begin at the location of the Rathskeller. Construction of the complex will require green building procedures for certification by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The center will be evaluated by LEED standards after…

Carnival takes cues from county fair

Carnival takes cues from county fair

As final exams and paper deadlines loom, the last thing on students’ minds is enjoying a ride on a pirate ship or relishing in a delicious funnel cake. But this Friday between 8 and 10 p.m. on the Green and the Rock, stressed students can take a day off at the annual Canes Carnival, hosted by Canes Night Live (CNL).

Actress merges love of theater, human rights

Actress merges love of theater, human rights

Sophomore Bridgette Well’s upcoming role as NYC Woman in QuantUM’s production of “I Love You Because” involves her enacting a Jewish landlady, a lesbian and a cocktail waitress, but deep down she’s just another small town girl. Or is she?
Well hails from Oconomowoc, Wis., a city 40 minutes from Milwaukee with a population of 12,382, less than the total amount of enrolled students on the UM Coral Gables campus. While her hometown may be about the same size as UM, it’s a world away from the life on campus.


Day of silence to give voice to LGBT community

Starting Monday, SpectrUM will be hosting their annual Pride Awareness Week advocating the organization’s mission to “celebrate diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity” across campus. The week’s events will include marriages on the Rock, a panel discussion about the intersection among religion and beliefs, sexuality and ethics and, for the first time, a campus-wide day of silence.


Dining services responds to students

Concern about on-campus dining is an age-old issue at the University of Miami. At the end of last semester, a new auxiliary services executive director, Sandra Redway, was appointed. Together with the recently inaugurated Student Government executive board, the Department of Dining Services is ready to face the challenge of satisfying its clientele.

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