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CPR Day teaches how to save lives
Community, Health, News

CPR Day teaches how to save lives

Pamela Rauseo’s five-month-old nephew Sebastian de la Cruz suddenly stopped breathing in the backseat of her car last February. Rauseo, who had learned infant resuscitation after her son Alex stopped breathing seven years ago, was able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on her nephew and save his life. Her story, which was captured by major…

Young Democrats show support for Charlie Crist, shake Bill Clinton’s hand
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Young Democrats show support for Charlie Crist, shake Bill Clinton’s hand

Former President Bill Clinton paid a visit to Miami on Friday in support of Republican-turned-Democrat gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist. UM Young Democrats showed its midterm support Friday night, volunteering with the Crist campaign and earning themselves priority access to shake hands with the former president as well as Crist. Young Democrats President Ishtpreet Singh emphasized…

Transfer Student Association helps with transitions
Campus Life, Community, News, Student Organization

Transfer Student Association helps with transitions

Dealing with the stress of college can be tricky, particularly for those transferring schools. Rising senior Andre Buchanan, with the help of some friends, has created UM’s first-ever Transfer Student Association (TSA) with the hopes of helping students through this transition. “We are trying to build a family amongst a family,” said Buchanan, the club’s…

Overpass construction progress resumes
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Overpass construction progress resumes

Freshman Bobby DiLorenzo was heading to Shake Shack for lunch with friends in October. As he attempted to cross the intersection of U.S. 1 and Ponce de Leon Boulevard, a Toyota Prius came careening around the corner, knocking him onto the windshield. Before any of the students got a good look at the driver, the…

Professor takes different approach to elementary math
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Professor takes different approach to elementary math

A new after-school program that aims to make math education more effective and enjoyable has reconnected UM with a local elementary school. Jennifer Langer-Osuna, a School of Education professor, is working on a research project at West Lab Elementary School that looks into how kids work together to solve math problems. The School of Education…

Architects redesign parking area into plazas
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Architects redesign parking area into plazas

The area east of Commercial Boulevard in the waterfront town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, north of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., used to be a public parking area. This area now consists of three plazas that were developed as part of a University of Miami School of Architecture (SoA) redesign project. The masterminds behind the project’s design were UM…

Metrorail to receive face-lift, new routes
Community, News

Metrorail to receive face-lift, new routes

School of Architecture (SoA) students are teaming up with civic activist Meg Daly and the Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Department to make the space under the southern leg of the Metrorail more user-friendly. This semester, professor Rocco Ceo, SoA’s director of undergraduate students, and visiting critic Raymond Fort are leading a studio project that  encourages…

Organization unifies generations through service
Community, News, Student Organization

Organization unifies generations through service

On Saturdays, University of Miami students paint nails, trade jokes and shake up the otherwise routine nursing home activities at Floridean Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Little Havana. These students are members of UGenerations, an organization that is dedicated to interacting with the older population in Miami. Beginning this semester, members volunteer at the Floridean…

Program helps troubled teens
Community, News

Program helps troubled teens

At 13-years-old, Alex Velasquez was pushing drugs to put food on the table for his struggling family. Now, the 18-year-old works 14-hour days managing a food truck business operation, known as VIBE 305. Velasquez is one of many struggling teens whose lives have been changed by Empowered Youth, Inc. (EY). The local organization works with…

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