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

Recovery efforts led by students and faculty continue as Puerto Rican students stuck on island return
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Recovery efforts led by students and faculty continue as Puerto Rican students stuck on island return

  Hurricane Maria barreled through Puerto Rico nearly two weeks ago, leaving millions without power and basic necessities such as clean water. Some University of Miami students witnessed the disaster first-hand after fleeing from Hurricane Irma, only to become stuck on the island. Sophomore Natalia Cañellas, a Puerto Rican native, returned to her country when…

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

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…

University announces date classes will resume, residential colleges to open Sept. 22
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University announces date classes will resume, residential colleges to open Sept. 22

UPDATE, 7:40 p.m., Sept. 14, 2017: 24 hours after UM announced a slew of dates when classes will resume and changes to the fall semester’s academic calendar, a new advisory sent out today details the school’s recovery progress. The 11th alert, now called a storm recovery alert, said the university has made “significant progress in the…

Alicia Garza discusses BLM movement
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Alicia Garza discusses BLM movement

In 2012, as Alicia Garza watched a jury give a “not guilty” verdict in the trial of Trayvon Martin’s shooting death, she couldn’t sit still anymore. She was disillusioned by the breakdown of her belief in justice and knew there was a pressing need for action, so she created #BlackLivesMatter (BLM). Garza, along with Opal…

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