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UM housing in a post-Hecht Era

The University of Miami’s first-year housing accommodations are getting an update. The Stanford and Hecht Residential College complex has long been a staple of UM’s freshman experience. However, for the first time in 50 years, UM housing will look very different for freshmen this fall. The longstanding, 12-story Hecht Residential College, is in the process of being torn down this summer to pave the way for the brand new Centennial Village to open in 2024. Even with this exciting news, some students say that without Hecht a quintessential element of campus will be missing

The do’s and don’ts of freshman year, love a senior

Welcome to the U! There are a lot of unknowns associated with beginning college. The uncertainty of what you can, can’t, should and shouldn’t do can be overwhelming. So, while you are anxiously awaiting your arrival to campus, here are a few do’s and don’ts that I have learned in my three years as a Hurricane.

“You are truly not alone”: UM alumnus on mental health and worl...

Whether it is riding along the Victoria Falls or trekking through the rainforests of Guyana, UM alumnus Cameron Mofid has made it his mission to connect with local communities, form long lasting relationships and make memories. No matter the destination or the community in which he finds himself, one persistent theme has resonated with the 23-year-old: mental health struggles are universal.

Overcoming the Orientation ‘scaries’: What to expect, students&...

The Department of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement (OCSI) puts together a week-long agenda of social gatherings, academic dean’s meetings and required orientation sessions to help students transition to life at UM. These events aim to help students connect with their incoming class, teach them how to safely and respectfully excel in college and extend to them the University of Miami spirit. Here's how to get most out of orientation week!

UM alumnus Ray Liotta, star of “Goodfellas” and “Field of...

Ray Liotta, known for his role as Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” died on Friday. Liotta, a University of Miami alumnus, found his passion for theater and cinematic arts here on UM’s campus.

UM Model United Nations ranked 14th in the country

Model UN is an organization where delegates from each team represent certain countries and exchange ideas to come up with solutions to problems being prompted. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UM Model United Nations (MUN) team was ranked 19th in the nation, now the team has climbed all the way to 14th in the country. Their improved ranking comes after their success at their latest conference at Boston University, the first in-person conference since the pandemic.

On-campus housing crisis has students scrambling

Much like the city of Miami, the University of Miami is dealing with a serious housing crisis. Both the city and school are dealing with increased demand for housing and rising housing prices and in UM’s case, a lack of available housing.

Phi Mu Alpha’s singing Valentine fundraiser returns in-person, deligh...

While many people say that the best way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, this fraternity believes it is through the diaphragm.Phi Mu Alpha returned last Thursday to serenade student...

UM class enters the future with virtual reality class

While most virtual classes have been held over Zoom since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, one class in the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences is using a different modality: the MetaVerse.

University town-hall recap; online learning and quarantine update

“Our goal is to de-densify the move-in process and give more students more flexibility,” said Frenk, who anointed himself the “champion of in-person instruction.

Alex Terr