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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service has largest volunteer turnout in event’s history
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service has largest volunteer turnout in event’s history

Approximately 150 students volunteered on Monday in an underprivileged neighborhood of Liberty City during Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, an annual event inspired by the late civil rights activist. The service day’s turnout was one of the largest in the event’s history at the University of Miami. Although it is one of the smaller service days…

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,…

‘The Hunting Ground’ addresses sexual assault on college campuses
Campus Life, Crime and Safety, News, Student Organization

‘The Hunting Ground’ addresses sexual assault on college campuses

The screening of a documentary film about how the issue of sexual assault is handled in college communities was followed by a discussion of the topic on Tuesday afternoon. The conversation followed the screening of “The Hunting Ground” at the Cosford Cinema, which was presented by the student organization Canes Consent. It focused on how…

‘Little Accidents’ highlights socioeconomic issues in small mining town
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‘Little Accidents’ highlights socioeconomic issues in small mining town

In the fictional film “Little Accidents,” a fatal mining accident in a small American town that killed 10 miners sets off a chain of events that cause the town’s unraveling. Heavily divided by socioeconomic status after the accidents, the town’s residents become interconnected and dependent on each other in different ways. The independent film was…

National Gandhi Day of Service gives volunteers opportunities to impact community
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National Gandhi Day of Service gives volunteers opportunities to impact community

Nearly 900 University of Miami students volunteered on Saturday throughout 29 different sites during National Gandhi Day of Service, an annual event inspired by the late spiritual and civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi. This year’s service day engaged a variety of students who wanted to make a difference in the Miami-Dade community with different service…

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