William Riggin

Student newspaper provides candid comment on university
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Student newspaper provides candid comment on university

You know what really grinds my gears? When people don’t appreciate the value of a fair and independent student newspaper. A good student newspaper is the student body’s best chance to keep a check on the institution we (our parents) pay so much to attend. So while I don’t expect students to read The Miami…

UM graduate student Valerie Halstead honored by White House as 1 of 10 ‘Champions of Change’
Campus Life, Crime and Safety, National News, News

UM graduate student Valerie Halstead honored by White House as 1 of 10 ‘Champions of Change’

The White House honored 10 students from around the country as “Champions of Change” Thursday for their work combating sexual violence on college campuses, including University of Miami graduate student Valerie Halstead. The event was held at the end of the It’s On Us Week of Action, held during National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The It’s…

News Briefs 4/11: Miss UM, Earth Week
Campus Life, Environment, News

News Briefs 4/11: Miss UM, Earth Week

New Miss UM Chinonyelum “Chi-Chi” Maduka stepped down from her role as Miss University of Miami on Friday due to her involvement with a research initiative in Australia that will keep her from participating in the Miss Florida pageant this summer. Freshman Kyra Freeman, the runner-up, took over the role. Freeman will be formally crowned…

Letter to President Julio Frenk shows concern about pro-Trump demonstration at UM
Administration, Campus Life, National News, News

Letter to President Julio Frenk shows concern about pro-Trump demonstration at UM

After an on-campus demonstration in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump featured a sign that read, “Build a wall,” last Thursday, students delivered a letter Monday to President Julio Frenk expressing concerns about the phrase. Executive Director of Communications for the Office of the President, Annette Herrera, said Wednesday that Frenk took the matter…

Canes Emergency Response Team holds simulation training session
Campus Life, Community, Crime and Safety, News

Canes Emergency Response Team holds simulation training session

The student-led Canes Emergency Response Team (CERT) played out what it might be like to respond to an explosion Sunday morning at Dooley Memorial Building. With Coral Gables Fire and Rescue, Miami-Dade Emergency Management and Miami-Dade’s Citizens Emergency Response Team helping out, CERT and advisors from the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) practiced the correct…

News Briefs 3/28: TEDxUMIAMI, ‘The State and the Grassroots’
Campus Life, News

News Briefs 3/28: TEDxUMIAMI, ‘The State and the Grassroots’

TEDxUMIAMI Applications are open on OrgSync for the Board of Directors and general membership of TEDxUMIAMI, a group that organizes independent TED Talks on the University of Miami campus. The organization hopes to share “ideas worth spreading.” The applications close on April 7. The State and the Grassroots UM’s Miami Institute for the Americas (MIA),…

Peers remember Adam Levine’s campus-wide impact at vigil
Campus Life, News

Peers remember Adam Levine’s campus-wide impact at vigil

A “campus celebrity” was remembered Wednesday night as students filled the Lakeside Patio to remember Adam Levine, the senior who died early Saturday morning after attending Ultra Music Festival Friday night. At a candlelight vigil under a full moon, fraternity brothers, student government colleagues and administrators described someone who was friends with everyone, and supported his…

Blood drive helps save lives, raise money
Campus Life, Greek Life, News

Blood drive helps save lives, raise money

Sororities and fraternities came together this week to see who could donate the most blood while also raising money for charity as a part of Greek Week. The eight teams of Greek Week were given points for donating blood. They also received extra points for donating on a specific date, called “efficiency date,” along with…

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