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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Florida 2020 Recap: Former UM President Donna Shalala loses House seat

Democrats in Florida lost big on Election Day, with the state moving firmly to the right in elections for president and Congress, including an unexpected unseating of South Florida Reps. Donna Shalala (D-27) and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-26).

Election 2020: How U voted

We’re taking the pulse of the campus to share your thoughts and experiences about voting in what has been called one of the most contentious and pivotal presidential elections in U.S. political history.

Students watch Harris, Pence in their first and only debate

In the wake of last week’s debate riddled with interruptions and sidebars, students were interested to see how each vice presidential candidate would handle themselves on the debate stage.

UM alum Joshua Johnson anchors MSNBC primetime weekend show

“The goal of the show is to give people a place at the end of each week to just catch our breath, take stock of what happened, have our questions answered, make sense of it and then prepare for the next week," said Johnson.

Debate watch party to be hosted on Foote Green

Months of planning from the different organizations working together, such as the College Republicans, UDems, and Get Out the Vote, were required to make the event possible. These months of preparation will be put to the test on Tuesday, where students will have to follow guidelines to ensure the success of the event.

Class-action lawsuits against UM for spring tuition refund move forward

This lawsuit against the University of Miami is one of 30 class-action lawsuits filed against universities around the country, which include Drexel University, University of California-Berkeley and Boston University.

Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill allowing student athletes compensation for name,...

The bill grants players the opportunity to "earn compensation for the use of her or his name, image, or likeness. Such compensation must be commensurate with the market value of the authorized use of the athlete's name, image, or likeness."

New Hampshire native reacts to Democratic primary

Sen. Bernie Sanders narrowly defeated South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar in the New Hampshire primary.

UM alum released from Taliban custody after three years of captivity

Kevin King, a 63-year-old graduate of the University of Miami, was one of two professors kidnapped by the Taliban in 2016.

Impeachment inquiry developments spark continued debate

Members of the UM community weighed in on the ongoing impeachment inquiry.

Students respond to allegations against Joe Biden

Too close for comfort? The man who helped launch the national It's On Us campaign, Joe Biden, has been accused of making women feel uncomfortable.

UM community reacts to State of the Union address

"Personally, I was surprised to hear the bipartisan undertones of the president’s remarks," said, Kinnon McGrath, president of the UM College Democrats.