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UM cleanup process fully underway, university trying to get up and running as soon as possible
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UM cleanup process fully underway, university trying to get up and running as soon as possible

Nearly two weeks after the University of Miami’s Office of Emergency Management team began monitoring and activating plans for Hurricane Irma’s arrival, damage cleanup in its aftermath is in full force. According to Director for Emergency Management Matthew Shpiner, over 50 percent of the campus was “impassable” after the storm and 75 percent of the…

Gender inclusive housing offers comfort, flexibility
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Gender inclusive housing offers comfort, flexibility

Along with gender-neutral restrooms and a new LGBT center, UM added another feature last fall: gender-inclusive housing in upperclassman dorms. In the gender-inclusive housing option, students are not restricted to same-gender roommates, allowing students more flexibility and comfort with their room assignments. President Julio Frenk first announced the program at his first Town Hall meeting…

Housing plan brings new amenities, structural changes to campus
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Housing plan brings new amenities, structural changes to campus

The University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus will reconfigure roads to alleviate commuter traffic alongside the new multi-million dollar residential college set to be completed by fall 2019. According to Associate Vice President of Campus Planning and Development Janet Gavarrete, the university has already begun the process of “changing pedestrian and vehicular circulation patterns on…

Student’s death under investigation by Miami-Dade Police
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Student’s death under investigation by Miami-Dade Police

UPDATE. Dec. 16, 2016, 5:11 p.m.: Miami-Dade Police identified the student as 22-year-old Tahir Alikhan Kurji, an industrial engineering and economics major from Tampa, Fla. Kurji was a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, according to his Facebook page. Kurji launched his own “student-run, start-up venture,” Canes Student Services, in 2014 to “sell ease-of-mind” to UM…

Gender-inclusive housing step toward equality
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Gender-inclusive housing step toward equality

The University of Miami opened up gender-inclusive housing for sophomores, juniors and seniors living in the University Village (UV) for the first time this semester. The LGBT community was the main proponent for this housing setup in the past because it would allow students to pick their roommates regardless of gender. The university’s LGBT community…

Conversation continues to address lack of graduate student housing
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Conversation continues to address lack of graduate student housing

The University of Miami has big plans for on-campus housing over the next 10 years: constructing a new village for upperclassmen, tearing down and replacing the freshman towers and renovating every floor in the Mahoney and Pearson Residential Colleges. During the housing plan’s drafting, former UM President Donna E. Shalala prioritized the undergraduate population, according to…

University of Miami sets gender-neutral space in Eaton, University Village
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University of Miami sets gender-neutral space in Eaton, University Village

The University of Miami has specified its plan for the first gender-neutral housing options ever offered at the school. The pilot program will be offered in certain suites and apartments in Eaton Residential College and the University Village, according to a statement from Executive Director of Media Relations Elizabeth Amore. President Julio Frenk announced the plan…

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