April is now officially Be Seen Being Green month in Miami Beach, and the movement to encourage practical green living is coming to the Storer Auditorium this Thursday. Persia White, animal welfare and environmental activist and actress from the top rated African American television show Girlfriends, will host a seminar from 3:30 to 7 p.m.
The U First ticket was reunited Wednesday evening as new president Christina Farmer and treasurer Nick Cote prevailed in the runoff election and joined their team’s vice president Valentina Lamas to complete the new Student Government executive board.
Wynwood holds on to its working-class image, but the city’s efforts are notable. In the heart of the district lies a 645,000-square-foot retail development called the Shops at Midtown Miami, built in 2007. The development is comprised of over 30 stores and eateries including Loehmann’s, Marshalls, Target and Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
The race for student government president is not over yet for juniors Christina Farmer and Shahzain Malik. In order to be elected to the executive board, a candidate must have 50 percent plus one votes of the total cast. Of the 1,752 students who voted in this election, UFirst’s Farmer received 749 votes and All for U’s Malik received 535. A run-off election will take place March 1-3.
Members of the UM Student Senate dressed in orange polo’s crowded the Rock Wednesday afternoon to watch Student Government President Lionel Moise make his State of the “U” Address. Moise ran unopposed last spring with Kristin Weaver as his vice president and Jeremy Kruger as his treasurer under the motto “U Matter, U Decide, U Win”. Moise updated the student body on his progress and goals for the future.
The new Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD) will prevent excessive rate increases, improve transparency among credit card companies, eliminate the confusing fine print and protect young people from getting in over their heads.