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PhilADthropy combines charity, academics
Academics, News

PhilADthropy combines charity, academics

Amir Whitaker founded Project Knucklehead in 2012 to help high-risk youth focus on educational and cultural experiences, decreasing crime and delinquency. His project was one of the 16 nonprofits in the 2015 PhilADthropy event held Friday through Saturday at the School of Communication (SoC). PhilADthropy, one of SoC’s biggest annual events, gathers hundreds of students…

Study Abroad director reveals reality
Campus Life, News

Study Abroad director reveals reality

With the new addition of the Plus One Scholarship, a program allowing students to pursue a tuition-free fifth year, more students may be able to fit study abroad during their first four years. Devika Milner, director of study abroad, says that students sometimes do not apply because of prevailing myths, such as cost and the…

Changing Cuban-American climate may affect classes
National News, News

Changing Cuban-American climate may affect classes

The Cuban embargo has persisted since its creation in 1960, when the United States imposed restrictions on trade and general diplomatic relations with Cuba. After nearly half a century, President Obama announced plans to loosen these restrictions after the release of American prisoner Alan Gross in December of 2014. While the lifting of the Cuban…

At the Rat, trivia night takes over Tuesdays
Campus Life, News

At the Rat, trivia night takes over Tuesdays

The Rathskeller has been a part of University of Miami tradition since 1973, serving as a place where students go to eat, relax and catch up with friends. It is the place for away-game watch parties, drag shows and happy hour, but some do not know that the Rat also is the setting for intense competition. The…

Ceremony remembers Haiti earthquake, hope
News

Ceremony remembers Haiti earthquake, hope

Monday marked more than just the first day of spring semester classes for students. It was also the day that five years ago, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, leaving despair and destruction behind. To remember the lost lives and honor the hope that arose from the disaster, the University of Miami’s Haitian student organization, Planet Kreyol,…

National symposium aims to address health inequities
Health, News

National symposium aims to address health inequities

In addition to having been chosen to host this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University conference, the University of Miami will also host the National Symposium for United Against Inequities in Disease (UAID) this spring. UAID is an organization created in 2009 by Yale University student Sonia Gupta. Its goal is to empower communities to solve public health issues,…

Miami-Dade commissioners ban transgender discrimination
Community, News

Miami-Dade commissioners ban transgender discrimination

Miami-Dade county commissioners made history on Dec. 2 by passing an amendment to the human rights ordinance, which will allow for the nondiscrimination and protection of people who are transgender. The amendment had failed to pass in the summer of 2013, when Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson made the proposal. Many blamed Commissioner Lynda Bell, who…

Health organizations educate campus on World AIDS Day
Campus Life, Health, News

Health organizations educate campus on World AIDS Day

As part of World AIDS Day, University of Miami organizations joined forces Monday to spread awareness of the disease and promote testing. United Against Inequities in Disease (UAID) partnered with the Student Health Center and the Miller School of Medicine’s Promote to Prevent (P2P) program, which provides STD and HIV testing to youth, in order to educate…

Emergency response team prepares for disasters
Campus Life, News

Emergency response team prepares for disasters

Michael Merein was lying down in a smoke-filled room in Dooly Memorial when a group of Canes Emergency Response Team (CERT) members walked in to the rescue. He had suffered serious burns and was unconscious, having to be back-boarded to a safe medical operations area. This was only one of the many scenarios CERT members…

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