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Troubleshoot academic, administrative issues with university ombudsperson
Administration, Campus Life, Community, News

Troubleshoot academic, administrative issues with university ombudsperson

WHO Jennifer Rau is the University of Miami’s assistant to the vice president and ombudsperson. She has held this title since 2014 and works with Heather Stevens, the student advocacy coordinator, and Michelle Maldonado, the academic ombudsperson. Additionally, an entire team of academic and administrative troubleshooters students in addressing student concerns. WHAT An ombudsperson is…

President Frenk meets with Cuban-American community
Administration, Community, International, News, Politics

President Frenk meets with Cuban-American community

University of Miami President Julio Frenk met today with 17 leaders of the local Cuban-American community to discuss the future of the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS), and to address circulating rumors that falsely report UM will be shutting down ICCAS. Community members, as well as Student Government President Adrian Nuñez and Federación…

Jeffrey L. Duerk chosen to serve as UM’s new executive vice president and provost
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Jeffrey L. Duerk chosen to serve as UM’s new executive vice president and provost

Jeffrey Duerk, current dean and Leonard Case Professor of the School of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, will become the University of Miami’s new executive vice president and provost in July. Duerk succeeds former provost Thomas LeBlanc, who left UM this year to become George Washington University’s president. Duerk’s appointment was announced earlier today…

External affairs VP leaves for Brown after 15 years at UM
Administration, News

External affairs VP leaves for Brown after 15 years at UM

Sergio Gonzalez, senior vice president of university advancement and external affairs, will be leaving the University of Miami to become the next senior vice president of advancement at Brown University this July. In an email sent by President Julio Frenk on Tuesday, the president described his “mixed feelings” about Gonzalez’s departure from the university after…

UM announces Jacqueline Travisano as new COO
Administration, Finance, News

UM announces Jacqueline Travisano as new COO

  University of Miami President Julio Frenk announced in a message to the UM community Thursday that Jacqueline Travisano will be the new executive vice president for business and finance and chief operating officer. This means she will handle all financial functions of the university, from campus planning to entertainment and dining facilities, information technology…

Unlimited wins election, HP Concerts referendum passes
Academics, Administration, Campus Life, Community, News, Student Government

Unlimited wins election, HP Concerts referendum passes

Update, 11:00 p.m., March 1: Additional quotes were added from HP Concerts Chair Kyle Rubin, SG Elections Commission Chair Claudia Nunes, Unlimited campaign manager Robert Renfro and outgoing SG President Vikesh Patel. A version of this story ran in print on March 2.  Student Government election results were announced Wednesday. The victories install Unlimited as the…

Provost search committee meets for first time, students seek proponent of multidisciplinary learning
Administration, News

Provost search committee meets for first time, students seek proponent of multidisciplinary learning

The search committee for the next university provost met for the first time Monday. The committee’s selection will replace Thomas LeBlanc, who will leave the University of Miami at the end of this academic year to be the 17th president of George Washington University. The position involves the responsibilities of both the chief academic officer…

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