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Monkeypox vaccine available for select UM students

As of Wed. Sep. 14, there are approximately 2,280 Monkeypox cases reported in the state of Florida with 782 of these accounted for in Miami-Dade County (MDC). With the 2022 increase in cases and a higher availability of vaccines, the University of Miami has begun offering the Monkeypox vaccine for select students. For concerned UM students, Student Health Service announced via email on Sep. 13 that the Lennar Foundation Medical Center, located on campus, is offering the Jynneos Monkeypox vaccine for “high-risk patients.”

UM’s US News ranking remains the same at #55

The U.S. News’ “Best National University Rankings” placed the University of Miami at #55 for the second consecutive year. Again, its ranking ties that of Florida State University (FSU). The U.S. News rankings are the most popular of their kind in the United States, helping to guide students and parents as they sort through hundreds of public and private universities and colleges. U.S. News’ “Best” series reaches over 40 million people monthly. Yet, the fall in rankings doesn’t appear to dampen the number of students applying to and attending UM. According to UM’s 2021-2022 Factbook, UM’s acceptance rate fell from 36% in 2017 to 28% in Fall 2021, while the number of students applying rose to over 42,000 from 30,634 in 2017.

‘Game On’: 2022 Homecoming Week theme announced at Friday’s Hurricane Pep...

“Game on” is the Homecoming Executive Committee's (HEC) message to this year’s homecoming game rivals Florida State University (FSU). It is also the theme of the University of Miami’s traditional homecoming week, taking place Oct. 31 through the Nov. 5 football game against FSU. “It's going to be the first full, like full-full-full, homecoming since COVID, so I really wanted to pick a theme that's going to get the crowd going,” said Esther Alexandre, a vice-chair of HEC and senior studying computer engineering.

Iron Arrow reforms student officer titles after Miccosukee talks

“All references to Chief, Son of Chief, and Medicine Man have been amended to Chair, Treasurer and Lawmaker, respectively. The changes are effective immediately and comes after consultation with leadership of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida,” the Iron Arrow Honor Society said in a statement following an uncontested vote.

On-Campus Students Temporarily Moved into THesis Hotel while Spring Admit Freshman...

As Centennial Village is being completed and Hecht Residential College has been demolished, students are enduring a new way of on-campus housing. UM Housing and Residential Life (HRL) has forced 60 students into THesis hotel rooms and left spring-admits in the dark about where they will be living come January.

Florida Congresswoman Val Demings visits UM on U.S. Senate campaign trail

On Sept. 2, current Florida Congresswoman and U.S. Senate hopeful Val Demings sat down with students outside of the Shalala Student Center. Her visit is a part of her campaign to listen to students about what issues are most important to them.

Local, cultural, modern: UM dining gets an upgrade

From the replacement of Lime Fresh Mexican Grill with local, family-owned Tacos & Tattoos, to an influx of vending machines serving everything from cupcakes to coffee; University of Miami Dining has been working hard to revamp their dining options. The most frequented of these new spaces will likely be the edgy yet charismatic Latin fusion restaurant Tacos & Tattoos. The newest addition to UM’s on-campus dining is located in the Whitten University Center. Marking the fourth location in their up-and-coming restaurant chain, owner Jonathan “Jay” Cruz could not be more thrilled to bring their sit-down style to the university setting.

And we’re back: UM hosts first full-scale orientation since 2019

While there were no more “Oh yeah? Hecht yeah!” chants, orientation this year has felt more similar to pre-pandemic events than ever before. For the first time since the pandemic, there have been indoor, maskless events for full capacity crowds. One of those events, ‘Canes Take Flight, even allowed parents to attend and witness the marching band and Hurricanettes perform.

With new grant, ‘305 Give Back Drive’ aims higher

When the University of Miami announced their new Racial Justice Grant program in the summer of 2020, juniors Ivette Acosta and Jacques Calixte were a few weeks shy of their first day of classes at UM. Now, as recipients of this award, they are using the funds to expand their project, the 305 Give Back Drive, which provides school supplies to the local community.

Groceries and goodies: Where to buy essentials around Miami

Settling into a new life here at the University of Miami means settling into new responsibilities. Tasks like shopping for groceries, buying toilet paper and doing laundry are all things that students living apart from their parents will now have to take on. Unfortunately, life at the U — with all of its sunshine and palm trees — still entails vacuuming sand off your floor after a long beach day. To do this, most students utilize the proximity of many stores to get the essential things they need.

Students prepare for first fully in-person graduation at Watsco Center in...

On Friday May 13, 2022, University of Miami students will take the stage at the annual Spring Commencement Ceremony for the culmination of their career at the university. Unlike the 2020 and 2021 classes, however, this year’s graduating students will be the first to celebrate commencement at the Watsco Center since before the pandemic, which caused UM to shift the 2021 commencement to Hard Rock Stadium and 2020 to an entirely online format.

Canes Carnival returns after two years

On Friday, April 29, Hurricane Productions (HP) Concerts, the largest student programming board at the UMiami, hosted their annual lively end-of-the-year jamboree, Canes Carnival. Canes Carnival, returning after two years since covid, welcomed students with a spirited night of neon lights, rides, games, food and the performance of American singer-songwriter Marc E. Bassy.