“I joined because it’s a safe space in which to talk about my faith,” freshman Sofia Gecaj said. “I aim to make it a part of my week because it gives me time to reflect on my life and what is happening around me.”
The night included performances by the University of Miami’s KAOS dance team and the Melodic Vibrations Band. The president of UBS, Glen Howard Jr., emceed the event. Howard, a senior majoring in broadcast journalism from Miami, says he agreed to partner with this event to build a deeper connection to all students of all identities and races on campus.
“This one went a little crazy,” he said.
“Tea is an intensely global drink. For 500 years prior, there have been global tea cultures consumed around the world,” she said.
Though Coral Gables may fall prey to high living costs like all urban cities do, not everyone thinks it should lose its historical fingerprint.
This past July, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the University of Miami on behalf of professor Louise Davidson-Schmich, alleging gender-pay discrimination within the political science department.
“In America, we’re very ‘democracy, democracy, democracy,’ but just knowing that there are different ways of living is important”
“When I say I go to UM, people reply, ‘Oh I thought about applying there, but I didn’t even bother because of how expensive it is,’” Locke said.
This academic year, the Counseling Center has developed a new system to provide resources and support to as many students as possible. These changes are coming in response to two week wait times and many students feeling rushed out of appointments.
“It gives students a lot of flexibility,” said Manuel Sicre, a full time lecturer at the Miami Business School who was among the first faculty members to start teaching online courses at UM. “All they need is a computer and an internet connection, and they can participate.”
Tomas Spain, a retired professor from the University of Miami and founder of the Rome program, started the first golf tournament 13 years ago to help sponsor studies overseas. It also helps award students with scholarships and a variety of expenses, such as visits to other cities related to their seminars and studio themes.
Annually on Oct. 16, Food Day is celebrated across 150 countries to promote worldwide awareness for those who suffer from hunger and to promote the necessity of eating healthy while being environmentally sustainable.