The Miami Hurricane Presents:

Canes Chat with Tre’Vaughn Howard

In this series, our video editor Tre’Vaughn chats with various people from the UM community to let viewers know they are not alone during this period of social isolation. Our hopes are that people hearing these stories will learn how to better navigate these times.

According to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, black professionals in 2018 held just 3.3% of senior leadership roles, which are defined as within two reporting levels of the CEO. In this episode of Canes Chat, our video editor Tre’Vaughn Howard chats with Abigail Adeleke⁠—president of UMiami Student Government⁠—and Landon Coles⁠—president of United Black Students—on being black in leadership while discussing the impact lack of representation has on people of color.
In this episode of Canes Chat w/ Tre’Vaughn Howard, our Video Editor sits down with Kinnon McGrath–current University of Miami senior and Chief Justice of the Student Government Supreme Court–and Jordan Farrell–current junior majoring in criminology and political science with previous roles in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs.
The University of Miami’s class of 2020 has weathered several hurricanes, the Zika outbreak and now coronavirus. In this semester’s final episode of Canes Chat, senior Jamilah Muhammad discusses how COVID-19 affected her last days at UM and sheds light on the resilience of her class.

In this episode of Canes Chat, Godard Solomon discusses how COVID-19 affected future plans and ways he is staying grounded during these changing times.

During these past few months, there has been a call for more protective medical equipment for workers on the frontline. Tre’Vaughn chats with Ronen Pink about how he is helping to bring more security to his community.
Shayla King serves as Senior Program Coordinator for the Programs of Academic Excellence at UM. She joined this episode of Canes Chat to talk about the changing work environment and the resilience of her advisees during this time.
Tre’Vaughn invites Adele Devito to share her experiences of being abroad in Italy and after it was abruptly canceled due to COVID-19.