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Greek Week events unify the community

Every spring, Greeks come together to host one of the university’s most popular, and most charitable, weeks on campus. Greek Week is a series of events that unite members from all social Greek fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations Council to raise funds for United…

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Iron Arrow the highest achievement on campus

“Oh my God! What’s happening?” said recent alumnus Rory Lincoln, who was invited to become a member of the Iron Arrow Honor Society last semester. Lincoln was originally told he needed to be at the School of Communication to give a tour. Instead, he was surrounded by a group of people wearing the brightly colored…

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Gay-friendly fraternity adopted at the university

The college Greek stereotype typically isn’t comprised of gay and bisexual men, yet fraternities at the University of Miami chose to defy that image. During the spring 2010 semester, by a vote of 10-2, the university’s fraternity presidents approved the adoption of Delta Lambda Phi, a gay, bisexual and progressive male fraternity. The Interfraternity Council…

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Four SAE brothers visit Haiti in relief effort

While weekends in college usually consist of relaxation and freedom, on the weekend of Feb. 19, four UM students instead traveled to Haiti as a relief effort. After congregating under the leadership of UM alumnus, Peter Groverman, 120 people made the decision to travel to Haiti in order to help the victims of the Jan….

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School of Architecture workshop helps Haiti rebuild

The School of Architecture hosted a five-day workshop at the end of March to help suggest ideas for rebuilding Haiti after the destructive earthquake in January. It all began when the Haitian government’s commission for reconstruction asked UM’s School of Architecture to help it with post-earthquake rebuilding plans. The result was an overwhelming response to…

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Gay, bisexual-friendly fraternity adopted

“Last year all of my friends rushed fraternities. I didn’t want to hide my identity as a gay person, so I started asking around which would be the best fit, and when all of them basically told me they didn’t know I knew it was time for me to do something,” said sophomore Vincent Foster, a pre-law University of Miami student.

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Jui-Jitsu offers an unusual workout

There’s a new way to work out in Miami. Gracie Barra, a dojo, or training facility, that features classes occasionally taught by famed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Georges St. Pierre, is now reaching out to UM students with the help of a senior management class.

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Become engaged with Give Back Week

Monday will kick off the first annual Give Back Week in the UC lower lounge with several events and opportunities for the University of Miami community to receive information from organizations on how to volunteer and give back to the local community.

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