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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Why Florida needs a voter registration ‘Freedom Summer’

In 1964, nearly 1,500 volunteers— primarily university students— engaged in a novel campaign to bring democratic government to Mississippi. Their goal was to help black residents of the state exercise a basic right of citizenship: the vote. The campaign was known as “Freedom Summer,” or the “Mississippi Summer Project.”

Calling Shalala to Action for Florida

30% of Americans leave their prescriptions unfilled because they are just too expensive. Meanwhile, pharmaceutical companies maintain the highest profits of any industry nationwide.

Cat colony on campus

An enormous and growing population of free-roaming cats exists in Florida, posing a threat to the state's native animal species and creating a serious public health concern.

Building a universal promise of better tomorrows

Last week, I attended the 2019 Global Engagement Summit at the United Nations to partake in millennial-led efforts to address the top challenges facing our world. From climate change and women’s rights to world hunger and political populism, there are many great challenges we have yet to overcome as a collective human race.

Do not be afraid to ‘switch things up’

Although our campaign is over, this is not the last of The Switch Up. We will continue to leave our mark on this campus. Continue to follow us on Instagram @TheSwitchUpUM.

A point of clarity regarding student government elections

Portraying some students’ view of Student Government as nothing more than “an event-planning service,” is, at the least, grossly over exaggerated and not warranted with only two days left in this election.

Student government has always been more than an ‘event planning service’

"I am deeply concerned by the way in which Student Government, an organization which, to its core, exists to advocate for and represent the undergraduate student body, has been portrayed."

A view on socialism

I believe that the new "Democratic Socialist" members of the U.S. Congress have their hearts in the right place but not their heads. Like them, I too believe that our federal government should do more and spend more to help make the lives of our citizens better just like our traditional allies do.

Alumnus perspective on the rankings and value of the UM experience

The skyrocketing tuition that is the price of the school's ongoing facelift saddles many ‘Canes with massive debt at the start of adult life. Should UM be proud of this development?

Vote like your rights depend on it! (They do!)

You do not need your voter registration card to vote.

“We are better than this.”

On behalf of the entire Jewish community at the University of Miami, we are deeply saddened that such incidents keep happening and we stand with Black students.

Marco Rubio should help #endTB by supporting federal budget allocations

It may surprise you to learn that tuberculosis is still the world's leading infectious killer.