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‘The Hunting Ground’ addresses sexual assault on college campuses
Campus Life, Crime and Safety, News, Student Organization

‘The Hunting Ground’ addresses sexual assault on college campuses

The screening of a documentary film about how the issue of sexual assault is handled in college communities was followed by a discussion of the topic on Tuesday afternoon. The conversation followed the screening of “The Hunting Ground” at the Cosford Cinema, which was presented by the student organization Canes Consent. It focused on how…

University of Miami students in Paris reported safe after terror attacks, detail experience
Crime and Safety, International, News

University of Miami students in Paris reported safe after terror attacks, detail experience

All 10 of the University of Miami students studying abroad in Paris have been reported safe following the attacks, according to Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Whitely. Gunmen and suicide bombers coordinated attacks throughout the City of Light on Friday, setting off bombs and shooting hostages. Targets included restaurants, a soccer stadium and the…

Dr. Jim Larson presents studies on ‘aggressive youth’ at conference on school safety, violence
Community, Crime and Safety, News

Dr. Jim Larson presents studies on ‘aggressive youth’ at conference on school safety, violence

Students inclined to proactive aggression, as opposed to students inclined to reactive aggression, often see little reason to change their ways due to this goal-oriented aggressive behavior. According to Jim Larson, professor emeritus of psychology and former director of the School Psychology Training Program at the University of Wisconsin, these students are belligerent because of…

BikeSafe program’s week of bicycling emphasizes greener methods of traveling
Community, Crime and Safety, Environment, News

BikeSafe program’s week of bicycling emphasizes greener methods of traveling

In an effort to transform South Florida into an eco-friendly hub that promotes greener transportation methods, the University of Miami BikeSafe program is teaming up with the KiDZ Neuroscience Center for a week of bicycling. The BikeSafe program, created in 2009 to address Miami-Dade County’s poor record of bicycle injuries and fatalities, will be a…

Third-year law student Kevin Sigurani dies
Community, Crime and Safety, News

Third-year law student Kevin Sigurani dies

A 24-year-old University of Miami student died on Monday after being hit by a truck while skateboarding on Bird Road, according to police. Kevin Sigurani, a third-year student in the law school, was riding his skateboard in the eastbound lane of Bird Road when a truck heading in the same direction hit him. Coral Gables Police Department spokeswoman…

President’s Campus Coalition discusses climate survey results
Administration, Campus Life, Crime and Safety, Health, News

President’s Campus Coalition discusses climate survey results

The President’s Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence and Prevention met Monday afternoon in the Donna Shalala Student Center to discuss the results from the spring 2015 pilot campus climate survey on sexual violence. President Julio Frenk, Vice President of Student Affairs Patricia Whitely, the Board of Trustees and the president’s cabinet were briefed on the…

Survey gathers insight of sexual assault at University of Miami
Administration, Campus Life, Crime and Safety, Health, News

Survey gathers insight of sexual assault at University of Miami

Just 954 students, 5.7 percent of the student population at the University of Miami, completed the spring 2015 pilot campus climate survey on sexual violence, according to the results released Monday afternoon. The survey was an initiative by the President’s Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence Prevention and Education to gather data specific to the university….

‘Boggle your mind’ event emphasizes effects of alcohol impairment
Campus Life, Crime and Safety, Health, News

‘Boggle your mind’ event emphasizes effects of alcohol impairment

Day two of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, themed “Boggle your mind,” focused on understanding the effects of alcohol. PIER 21 put students through games that showed the effects of alcohol and taught safe drinking on Tuesday. Students wore “beer” goggles or “fatal vision” goggles to control an RC car through a test track or when trying to walk…

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