UM’s beloved Earth Day tradition known as Hug the Lake was held last Friday for the first time since before the pandemic in 2019.
The “Knight Conversation on Miami at the Intersection of Tech & Democracy” hosted a number of panelists for a discussion on technology’s role in democracy, particularly in the Americas, followed by a brief question and answer period. The event took place Monday morning, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
In the latest demonstration in a series of protests against ABM Industries, representatives of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU 32 BJ), upset janitorial staff and UMESA members took to South Dixie Highway on April 12 to demand job vacancies be filled.
The Butler Center recognized exceptional student and faculty leaders and their service to the University of Miami community during the annual Celebration of Involvement on Tuesday, April 12th from 4 to 6 p.m.
On Friday, April 8, South Florida opened its doors to the world of country music: Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival. Many UMiami students, whether rookies or long-time supporters of country music were seen enjoying the festival experience at Fort Lauderdale Beach.
On April 9, only a week after global sensation and reggaeton artist Bad Bunny took over the Magic City, another popular artist took advantage of the limelight at a sold-out FTX Arena. Rauw Alejandro performed in front of a crowd of about 21,000 people this past weekend.
The Butler Center’s Celebration of Involvement recognizes students’ service and leadership on and off campus with a range of awards. It will be held in the Lakeside Expo center at 4 p.m. following a brief reception with food.
The University of Miami Department of Theatre Arts and the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre initiated this month of recognition with a showing of Simon Stephens’ “A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. The play ran from March 4-11.
According to a memo posted by the university on Thursday, March 31, the testing has been discontinued as a result of the dramatic decline in cases and high rate of vaccination across our campuses. The end of the mandatory requirement became effective on Friday, April 1 at the Coral Gables and Marine campuses.
On April 6, the red carpet rolled out for a unique version of the NAACP Image Awards held by UM’s NAACP chapter at the East Shalala Ballroom.
On Tuesday, April 5, UMiami held its annual student government executive board inauguration, welcoming the 2022-23 executive board and executive committee and honoring this year’s group. For the first time in the history, the inauguration was held publicly for all students and faculty to attend. Several awards recognizing contributions to student government were presented to students and administrators at the event.
Model UN is an organization where delegates from each team represent certain countries and exchange ideas to come up with solutions to problems being prompted. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UM Model United Nations (MUN) team was ranked 19th in the nation, now the team has climbed all the way to 14th in the country. Their improved ranking comes after their success at their latest conference at Boston University, the first in-person conference since the pandemic.