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April 14 , 2024

How student ambassadors are making accessibility a focus on campus

As diversity, equity and inclusion become increasingly hot-button issues both on and off-campus, one organization is out to remind students that disabled students are also part of the conversation....

Visiting journalist questions the myth of journalistic objectivity at Cosfo...

For consistency, Wallace will be referred to "he" throughout this article. Wallace uses he/they/ze pronouns.Lewis Raven Wallace, an independent journalist who has previously worked at outlets includin...

COPE asks students to take a stand against sexual violence

Students on campus are deciding there will always be a safe space for survivors on campus. COPE (Counseling, Outreach, Peer Education), a branch of UM’s counseling center run by peer educators, took over The Rock Plaza on Monda

Marlee Matlin takes center stage for What Matters to U?

Marlee Matlin, Academy Award winning actress and prolific activist, spoke to students about expanding the rhetoric of inclusion from the stage in the Shalala Center Grand Ballroom this Friday, in the latest talk of the “What Matters to U?” series, which invites prominent speakers to share their unique, valuable perspectives. Matlin, who made her acting debut in Children of a Lesser God, for which she won best actress at the Academy Awards, is not only the youngest to ever have claimed this prize, but also the first deaf performer to win an Academy Award. She also starred in CODA, a more recent venture, which received critical acclaim for its portrayal of deaf culture, and won all three Academy Awards it was nominated for, including that for Best Picture.

The Miami Book Fair: A bibliophile’s fantasy comes to downtown Miami

The Miami Book Fair ran for eight days, from Nov. 13 to Nov. 20 and closed out by hosting the open-air marketplace that publishers and authors used to promote their books to the Miami literary community. A series of panels hosted by writers and other professionals in the publishing industry were also speckled throughout the fair’s final days.

Latest fish kill in Biscayne Bay brooks fears for future climate disaster

On Oct. 3, massive amounts of fish died off in Biscayne Bay, resulting in a severe fish kill — one of the worst Miami has seen since 2020. Over the course of the following days, officials removed over two tons of dead fish from the Bay, all while working to identify the root cause. Scientists warn that these fish kills could increase in frequency in the coming years, as they may be symptomatic of a deeper ecological distress.

Plus one scholarship funds reallocated to financial aid

The Plus One Scholarship Program, which allowed students at the University of Miami to add up to one additional, fully-funded year to their undergraduate careers, has been discontinued by the Office of Academic Enhancement (OAE).

Banned Books Week comes to the University of Miami

At a crowded, colorful table at the entrance of Richter Library, some of Florida’s most controversial banned books are proudly on display. “Banned Books Week” is an annual, nationwide event that encourages people to read books that have been banned or challenged. It is a direct response to increased attempts at censorship across the country and runs from Sep. 18 to 24. Richter has worked to ensure it acquires banned books so that they may remain accessible to students and has set up an exhibit that lasted through the week in order to further promote awareness. “The banned book exhibit is basically a list of titles that, at some point or another, were banned from certain school districts,” said Elisiene Jean, a University of Miami alumnus and current circulation manager at Richter. “The one that’s currently being displayed is very relevant to our society, because a lot of those titles were recently banned.”

Sarah Perkel