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Student Government election results
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Student Government election results

Student Government Senate election results were announced Thursday at the Rock. Twenty-three students were elected, and one seat was not filled. A runoff election will be held for the Stanford Residential College seat that will begin Monday and end Wednesday with results announced Wednesday afternoon. In addition to electing senators, students were also able to…

Breaking News: Student media referendum passes
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Breaking News: Student media referendum passes

Student Government election results were announced this afternoon at the Rock. Student senators have been selected, and the student media referendum passed with exceeding results. Students have strongly supported the idea to increase the student activity fee by $6 in order to provide funds for the Miami Hurricane and WVUM. With the funds provided, The…

Student Government elections extended by one day
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Student Government elections extended by one day

Student Government (SG) elections began Monday and were planned to continue until Wednesday, providing five hours each day to vote, which is required by a SG constitutional rule. Results were originally planned to be announced Wednesday afternoon, but unexpected technical issues arose on Monday. According to SG Press Secretary, Adam Orshan, there were problems with…

SG works toward a year full of completed initiatives
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SG works toward a year full of completed initiatives

  Two weeks into school, and Student Government (SG) already has a laundry list of completed initiatives meeting students’ requests from last year. Completed initiatives include a redesign of Cane Cards, a smoke-free campus, a supply vending machine in Richter Library, outdoor seating at Mahoney-Pearson Dining Hall, blocking off the seal outside the bookstore and…

Former SG president sees SAC through to opening
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Former SG president sees SAC through to opening

Eight years ago, Brandon Gross wore an orange ‘Vote Yes’ T-shirt to show support for a pricey proposal to centralize student activities. Now, he is assistant director of that actualized proposal, the newly constructed 119,368-square-foot Student Activity Center (SAC). “I’ve been a part of this from the beginning,” Gross said. “From the vote to now,…

Chartwells to renovate, modernize dining halls
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Chartwells to renovate, modernize dining halls

This summer, the Mahoney-Pearson Dining Hall will be completely revamped as part of Chartwells’ 10-year contract with the University of Miami. In order to improve the overall dining experience, Chartwells will remove behind-the-scenes food preparations and cook everything in front of students. Additionally, they will replace the furniture and organize it in a more open…

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Senate enacts structural changes in last hearing

Several students, including former Student Government President Nawara Alawa, were ushered out and denied the permission to speak in Senate Chambers Wednesday evening. “It’s unfortunate that senators felt the need to restrict the voices of constituents who sat in a meeting for over two hours,” Alawa said. They were asked to leave before the discussion…

Community, News, Student Government

Overpass plan gains steam

The city of Coral Gables and Miami-Dade County are working out a deal to build the pedestrian bridge across U.S. 1. This bridge will not involve the University Centre, a strip-mall located across from the university. The owners of the center refused to accept Miami-Dade County’s $1.8 million offer to make up for the five…

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New Cabinet prepares to serve student body

On Wednesday, the new Student Government (SG) Executive Board members assumed their new posts during the annual SG banquet. Along with the three members of Power of U, the Executive Board Cabinet is comprised of five appointed positions.  There will also be two positions elected by Senate, along with representatives from Category 5, the Elections…

Secret ingredient, renovation plans revealed
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Secret ingredient, renovation plans revealed

Junior Danny Barry lifted the smoking silver metal lid. Uncovering a platter of raw meat, he revealed the secret ingredient – American bison – in the first-ever Iron Chef UM competition at the Mahoney-Pearson Dining Hall on Wednesday evening. Three teams of two student celebrities wearing black aprons and white chef hats were paired with…

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