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Architecture building to bring improved resources
Academics, Campus Life, News

Architecture building to bring improved resources

A new design studio building for the School of Architecture (SoA) is expected to be completed by spring 2017. While some say the addition is long overdue, other architecture students are concerned with the building’s look. Coastal Construction donated about $3.5 million for the construction of the building, which will be named the Thomas P….

Mayor requests funds to buy back pine rocklands
Community, News

Mayor requests funds to buy back pine rocklands

Mayor of Miami-Dade county Carlos Giménez and Commissioner Dennis Moss asked Gov. Rick Scott for Amendment 1 funding to buy back property containing an endangered pine rockland habitat from RAM Realty Services (RAM). This move would put the land under county control. Amendment 1 is the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, passed in the…

Organizations raise awareness of water sustainability issues
Campus Life, News

Organizations raise awareness of water sustainability issues

Green organizations came together Wednesday at the University Center Patio for World Water Day to educate University of Miami students about water sustainability issues. Participants included on-campus organizations such as GreenU, The Butler Center for Service and Leadership, and UM’s chapter of UAid. Off-campus service organizations were also there, including Take Back the Tap, which collaborated…

Task force to combat racial tension
Campus Life, News

Task force to combat racial tension

Donna E. Shalala announced the creation of a “Task Force to Address Black Students’ Concerns” in February with goals to review current efforts in diversifying faculty and to assess the campus climate for black students. University of Miami students asked the administration to make a change. In December 2014, UM students organized a rally on…

Alumnus bikes to raise Tourette syndrome awareness
News, Profiles

Alumnus bikes to raise Tourette syndrome awareness

University of Miami alumnus Kyle Kryak raised awareness for Tourette syndrome (TS), which he was diagnosed with as a child, by completing a 2,695-mile solo bicycle ride across the southern United States. Kryak, who graduated in December 2014 as a geography major, took off on the bike ride on Jan. 2, 2015 and raised about $3,500 for…

Community pushes for university to buy back pine rocklands
Environment, News

Community pushes for university to buy back pine rocklands

In 2014, the University of Miami sold 88 acres of an endangered habitat for $22 million to Ram Realty Services (Ram), which plans to develop establishments like a 158,000-square-foot Walmart, a Chili’s restaurant and about 900 apartments on the land. Since then, activists and concerned citizens are protesting the sale, hoping to see the decision overturned. The…

Black faculty numbers low
Academics, News

Black faculty numbers low

Sophomore Beja Turner has never been taught by a black professor at the University of Miami. “I rarely see them in any of our colleges and schools on campus outside of the Africana Studies department,” said Turner, a public relations co-chair for United Black Students (UBS). “My experience on campus has shown me that there’s…

Sportsfest returns with new format
Campus Life, News

Sportsfest returns with new format

Sportsfest, an annual sporting competition for students, has united the University of Miami in healthy competition since 1986. Over the years, the competition has undergone many changes to its event roster. But this year, Sportsfest returns with a changed format. As usual, the competition will kick off with canoe racing on Friday at 3 p.m. But rather…

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