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Tri-Rail station to open at Miami International Airport
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Tri-Rail station to open at Miami International Airport

A Tri-Rail station is set to open at Miami International Airport (MIA) on Sunday. The station has been in construction for three years, and will replace the old MIA station that closed in 2011. As a result, the usual Tri-Rail schedule will be updated to include the additional stop. Copies of the adjusted train schedules…

Executive board helps new officers transition
News, Student Government

Executive board helps new officers transition

As the end of the 2014-15 academic year approaches, the University of Miami welcomes a new Student Government (SG) administration. Senior Alessandria San Roman, 2014-2015 SG President who ran last spring under the ticket “Unite the U,” will step down on April 16. Junior Brianna Hathaway, who ran under the “For U” ticket, will take…

Dancing ‘stars’ to light the night with talent
Campus Life, News

Dancing ‘stars’ to light the night with talent

Talent aplenty thrives at the University of Miami, and the Dancing With The UMiami Stars event will give known UM students and faculty the opportunity to showcase some of their dancing abilities. Dancing With the UMiami Stars is an annual dance competition that pairs UM faculty or students with members of the Miami Ballroom Club…

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…

Canes Catalyst promotes community involvement
News, Student Organization

Canes Catalyst promotes community involvement

The University of Miami’s William R. Butler Center for Service and Leadership’s official mission is “to serve as a catalyst in developing students who cultivate positive social change within their communities as engaged citizens.” With that in mind, the Butler Center created Canes Catalyst (CC), a group that would initially solve the problem of leadership…

Symposium to promote gender equality with workshops, classes
Campus Life, News

Symposium to promote gender equality with workshops, classes

As March marks Women’s History Month, University of Miami students are taking initiatives to raise awareness about women’s empowerment and gender equality. The Women’s Leadership Symposium (WLS) on Saturday will serve as a forum for insight on the topics on leadership, community and the daily challenges women face in their personal and professional lives. The symposium,…

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…

On-campus research magazine asks for funding
News

On-campus research magazine asks for funding

Voting for Student Government (SG) elections has officially begun and will end Wednesday at 4 p.m. In addition to choosing a new SG president, vice president and senate chairs, University of Miami students will also have the opportunity to vote “yes” or “no” for the UMiami Scientifica referendum. Scientifica Magazine is UM’s first undergraduate research magazine, and launched…

WeatherSTEM increases clarity, accuracy of forecasts
Campus Life, News, Science and Technology

WeatherSTEM increases clarity, accuracy of forecasts

During Hurricane season, June to November, South Florida has always been prone to extreme weather. Over the years, the University of Miami’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has worked to implement services like lightning sirens to keep the UM community aware and prepared. The recent addition of WeatherSTEM, an accessible weather information system, checks off…

UGuardian app helps Canes stay safe
Crime and Safety, News

UGuardian app helps Canes stay safe

The University of Miami Police Department (UMPD) has implemented a variety of services on and around campus to increase safety. Some of these include safety escorts and blue light phones. Now, UMPD’s new app UGuardian will join the list. UGuardian was launched during UMPD’s 45th anniversary party on Wednesday. The app has features that facilitate a person’s…

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