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2016 Student Government ticket candidates clash in debate
Campus Life, News, Student Government

2016 Student Government ticket candidates clash in debate

The candidates running for Student Government debated the merits of recent SG actions and inactions as part of the election’s sole debate Wednesday night on the Lakeside Patio Stage. The “Empower U” and “One Team, One U” platforms criticized the current Student Government, citing lack of transparency and detachment from students. Presidential candidate Jacob Rudolph…

Student Government announces 3 tickets for office
Campus Life, News, Student Government

Student Government announces 3 tickets for office

Student Government (SG) has announced the eight candidates campaigning to be the next SG president, vice president and treasurer. The candidates are organized into three groups: Empower U, One Team, One U, and True To You. The campaigns consist of three students running for the respective positions except “Empower U,” which consists of only junior Jacob Rudolph running for…

Senate Recap: New delivery app, Lunar New Year, Black Awareness Month
Campus Life, News, Senate Recap, Student Government, Uncategorized

Senate Recap: New delivery app, Lunar New Year, Black Awareness Month

Delivery App on Campus Favor, a food-delivery service, presented their mobile application by detailing the function of the food-oriented service. With Favor, students are able to order food from both on and off-campus locations and have their order delivered to them on campus. Deliveries are made to all locations on campus, excluding classrooms. The service…

Speaker of Senate Jeffrey Sznapstajler helps progress campus initiatives
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Speaker of Senate Jeffrey Sznapstajler helps progress campus initiatives

In running Student Government Senate meetings, passing bills and trying to ensure progress is made to benefit the campus population, the speaker of the Senate has a busy job. Jeffrey Sznapstajler, aided by his trusted second-in-command, Ivann Anderson, the speaker pro tempore, leads 55 members in the Senate meeting, including 45 senators, Student Government executive members, advisors…

Senate Recap: UM mobile app, library rules revised, hoverboards banned indoors
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Senate Recap: UM mobile app, library rules revised, hoverboards banned indoors

University of Miami Application The University of Miami Information Technology department and communications department are revamping the university’s mobile application to update the software and increase user functionality and interactivity. Numerous programs within the application are outdated. For example, the Coral Gables campus map currently does not have the Shalala Student Center (SCC) on it;…

Senate Recap: New housing to be built, amendment alters referendum process
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Senate Recap: New housing to be built, amendment alters referendum process

New housing to be built The campus has plans to construct two new residential housing villages: Ibis Village for upperclassmen and Freshman Village for first-years. Unveiled to the Student Government senators, the villages will consist of apartments and suites. The strategic plan for the student housing facilities was explained by Executive Director of Housing and…

Weigh Your Waste campaign raises awareness of thrown-out food
Campus Life, Environment, News, Student Government

Weigh Your Waste campaign raises awareness of thrown-out food

Students in the Mahoney-Pearson Dining Hall threw away 77.9 pounds of food in just a two-hour period, according to an on-campus experiment held by the Energy and Conservation Organization (ECO) Agency on Wednesday. The ECO Agency is the environmental branch of the University of Miami Student Government that tries to find sustainable initiatives on campus….

Senate Recap: Counseling Center offers additional services
Campus Life, Health, News, Senate Recap, Student Government

Senate Recap: Counseling Center offers additional services

Counseling Center Director René Monteagudo visited Wednesday’s Student Government Senate meeting to talk about the services the center offers and compare UM mental health statistics to those of universities around the country. New services include an online screening tool on the counseling center’s website, where users can take an anonymous mental health screening. This is…

Senate Recap: Street reflectors installed, Senior Walk announced
News, Senate Recap, Student Government

Senate Recap: Street reflectors installed, Senior Walk announced

Residential Assistant Positions Ross Logan, the assistant area director of Stanford Residential College (SRC), attended the senate meeting Wednesday to announce that they will be looking to fill the Residential Assistant (RA) positions for the fall semester of 2016. Interested parties must attend one of the information sessions on the selection process, which are listed…

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