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Days of service combine for maximum effort
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Days of service combine for maximum effort

Nearly two months after Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida, more than 350 students united on Oct. 28 to help sites across South Florida recover from the storm as part of the Magic of Service Day. Students were spread across 21 different sites in South Florida, including at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on…

International students reflect on America’s gun violence, its effect on experience in country
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International students reflect on America’s gun violence, its effect on experience in country

For international students, culture shock can mean a lot of things – a different language, unique social habits and an unfamiliar environment – but increasingly, part of coming to the United States is making sense of the reality of gun violence in this country. Regina Sánchez-Jiménez, an exchange student from Spain, said her friends and…

Student lots lose tailgating privileges, citing serious incidents before Syracuse game
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Student lots lose tailgating privileges, citing serious incidents before Syracuse game

On Wednesday, Dean of Students and Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Ryan Holmes met with Greek organization leaders to announce major changes in tailgating procedures at Hard Rock Stadium for the rest of the season. A newsletter sent from Vice President of Student Affairs Patricia Whitely later on Wednesday detail the changes, which include…

Social innovation grant provides UM student opportunity to create new student organization
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Social innovation grant provides UM student opportunity to create new student organization

For Breana Ross, poetry began as a form of therapy. Now, it’s become part of her mission to bring the same remedy to adolescents in Miami-Dade County’s underprivileged neighborhoods. Ross created the student organization Written in my Soul in spring 2017 with the goal of teaching youths, typically from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, how to use…

UM to accomodate faculty, students displaced by hurricanes in Caribbean islands
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UM to accomodate faculty, students displaced by hurricanes in Caribbean islands

The University of Miami will allow graduate students and faculty from the storm-ravaged Caribbean to continue their research in Miami until their respective institutions are reopened. The university has agreed to provide the opportunity for free, allowing the displaced faculty and students’ home institutions to keep tuition revenues. The university will also be providing academic…

Associate Professor William Pestle makes 16-hour roundtrip to Puerto Rico to deliver supplies, aid in recovery efforts
Community, National News, News, Profiles

Associate Professor William Pestle makes 16-hour roundtrip to Puerto Rico to deliver supplies, aid in recovery efforts

In 16 hours, associate professor William Pestle traveled to and from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to help the millions on the island ravaged by recent hurricanes. For Pestle, Puerto Rico is an island that he has grown to love. Pestle conducted research on the island for 15 years. When Hurricane Maria barreled through Puerto Rico…

Hurricane Irma Relief Day of Service provides UM community opportunity to help in recovery efforts
Community, Hurricane, News

Hurricane Irma Relief Day of Service provides UM community opportunity to help in recovery efforts

  Nearly two weeks after Hurricane Irma barreled through South Florida, a high turnout of University of Miami students assisted in recovery efforts across Miami-Dade County as part of the Butler Center’s Hurricane Irma Relief Day of Service. The event, held on Friday, Sept. 22, three days before the resumption of school after a 20-day…

Student-led efforts, local organizations offer opportunities to help in Hurricane Irma aftermath
Community, Hurricane, National News, News

Student-led efforts, local organizations offer opportunities to help in Hurricane Irma aftermath

It’s been over a week since Hurricane Irma ravaged through Florida and parts of the Caribbean leaving death and devastation in its path. As a result, the greater Miami-Dade community, including some University of Miami students, have swung into action to help those affected. Here are opportunities for students to get involved in helping South…

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…

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