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Miami-Dade commissioners ban transgender discrimination
Community, News

Miami-Dade commissioners ban transgender discrimination

Miami-Dade county commissioners made history on Dec. 2 by passing an amendment to the human rights ordinance, which will allow for the nondiscrimination and protection of people who are transgender. The amendment had failed to pass in the summer of 2013, when Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson made the proposal. Many blamed Commissioner Lynda Bell, who…

Tolling system may raise costs
Community, News

Tolling system may raise costs

For some commuter students at the University of Miami, the journey to and from school requires the use of major expressways. These students face the reality of paying tolls as a part of their daily routine. An electronic tolling system has expanded to include roads in Miami-Dade County such as the Dolphin and Airport expressways,…

Overpass construction expected to begin in March
Community, Featured, News

Overpass construction expected to begin in March

The Coral Gables community got a peek at the plans for a new overpass to be built over U.S. 1 highway Tuesday night at a public meeting at the Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center. The structure will stretch from the University Metrorail Station to Mariposa Court, where Citibank and TGI Fridays are located. Construction…

Amendment 1 passes, Amendment 2 falls short by two percent
Community, News

Amendment 1 passes, Amendment 2 falls short by two percent

On Tuesday, Florida voters were keen to keep the state green in just one way – some grass will be conserved, and some won’t see the light of day. Amendment 1, concerning the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, was approved with nearly 75 percent of the votes, while Amendment 2, involving the Florida Right to…

Get to Know Florida’s Ballot
Community, National News, News

Get to Know Florida’s Ballot

By Matilde Piana and S Molly Dominick THIS GUIDE INCLUDES: Voting Basics Amendments Gubernatorial Candidates Young and College Democrats College Republicans Opinion Columns   Voting Basics Midterm elections will be held Tuesday. The closest polling place to campus is the BankUnited Center, but there are several Coral Gables locations, such as: Coral Gables Library City…

Class offers chance to honor survivors
Academics, Community, News

Class offers chance to honor survivors

As the time gap between the Holocaust and the present widens, the University of Miami’s Holocaust Survivors Support Internship Program (HSSIP) aims to raise awareness, educating students on the Holocaust by pairing them with survivors. The two semester program matches thirty survivors with a maximum of forty students. The students meet with their individual survivors…

Florida lieutenant governor makes surprise visit
Community, News, Student Organization

Florida lieutenant governor makes surprise visit

With the Nov. 4 midterm election approaching, the UM College Republicans (UMCR) and UM Young and College Democrats (UMYCD) are connecting with political leaders and hoping to mobilize voters. Most recently, the UMCR held a club meeting Monday night featuring a special guest: Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera. Lopez-Cantera, who graduated from the University of…

U.N. Day sparks conversation
Campus Life, Community, News

U.N. Day sparks conversation

Model U.N. and the Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO) threw a celebration for the United Nations’ (U.N.)  69th birthday in the University Center Breezeway Friday afternoon. The celebration featured a few of the U.N.’s millennium goals, including universal primary education, hunger and poverty, sustainability and gender equality. Each goal had its own station,…

Steps taken toward Ebola preparedness, education
Community, Health, News

Steps taken toward Ebola preparedness, education

As hospitals and communities around the world take action against the possibility of Ebola, the University of Miami is also taking preventative measures. The Miller School of Medicine issued an Ebola preparedness manual and organized an information session Friday at the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education. Dr. Barth Green, chairman of the department…

Homecoming service day proves fruitful
Community, Homecoming 2014, News

Homecoming service day proves fruitful

After making it through a week of classes, about 200 students from various campus organizations spent their Saturday morning participating in Hurricanes Help the Hometown (HHTH), a Homecoming event that happens to be one of the longest-standing service days at the University of Miami. This annual event was planned out six months ahead of Homecoming…

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