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Program pairing international students with host families looking to expand

Multiple student organizations, fellowships and ministries are joining to provide international students the chance to be matched with an American family for Easter in Miami.

UM students welcome the beginning of spring by throwing paint

An estimated 300 students attended UM's Holi festivities March 31. The event is a traditional Hindu festival celebrating the beginning of spring and good prevailing over evil.

As holy holiday season approaches, students reflect on its importance

"When we use the ashes, it doesn't mean we are holy and we are saints ... What we are showing is that we are sinners."

Student plans counter-information session during Islam Awareness Week

Update, 9:37 a.m., March 19: Samuels said she was was given administrative approval on Friday afternoon to host The Truth of Being a Woman of...

How COVID affects religious organizations at UM

As the University of Miami continues to respond to the pandemic, Father Phillip Tran the university's full-time chaplain at St. Augustine Parish says UM's religious organizations are also concerned about the spiritual health of the student body.

Years after students began asking for one, UM elects its first...

Muslim students on campus now have a leader to turn to for advice, recruitment and planning.

UMPD investigating numerous anti-semitic incidents reported on campus

Two different cases of vandalism have been reported on campus.

Shalala to host last annual Hillel visit

When UM President Donna E. Shalala steps down at the end of this semester, she’ll be leaving a lasting legacy. Until then, she’s living...

Archbishop of Miami celebrates Mass at St. Augustine Church

“Higher education isn't just about making a living, it’s about making a life," said Rev. Thomas G. Wenski, who emphasized the importance of spiritual growth to parishioners who filled every pew at the church.

Hillel celebrates 75 years of shaping Jewish student life

Jeremy Penn remembers spending his freshman year High Holy Days, a three-day celebration for the Jewish community, in the still unrenovated Hillel building. He...

Meet the nation’s first atheism, humanism and secular ethics chair

It has taken more than a year for the University of Miami to announce who will hold the nation's title as first atheism, humanism and secular ethics chair. But starting July 1, Anjan Chakravartty will occupy the position.

How campus ministries are coping with coronavirus

While campus ministries have physically closed their doors, many are still using this time to find new ways to serve and connect with their students.