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Touting Increased Student Involvement, SG President Delivers State of the U Address

By Renee Reneau
UM News

Alessandria San Roman

SG President Alessandria San Roman delivers her State of the U address.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 13, 2015) – Praising students’ increased involvement in community service projects and social activism, University of Miami Student Government President Alessandria San Roman delivered her State of the U address last Wednesday at the UC Rock, signifying the culmination of her administration’s work now that new SG elections are scheduled for this week.

In an interview with UM News, San Roman touted her administration’s accomplishments, noting that Sebastian’s Closet, which will allow students to rent business attire through the Toppel Career Center, will be implemented in the coming weeks. Also coming soon: Free shuttle rides for students from the Coral Gables campus to Miami’s Wynwood district and metro passes for undergraduate students who take some of their classes on the Miller School of Medicine campus.

When asked if she had any advice for the next SG president, San Roman said, “Be patient and stay passionate. I promised when I was elected that I would never lose that passion.”



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Students Elect New SG Executive Officers

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 21, 2014) – The Unite the U ticket swept the recent University of Miami Student Government elections, winning all three executive officer seats that were up for grabs.

A total of 1,951 students cast votes in this year’s race—a 4 percent increase in voter participation that Symon Rowlands, SG Elections Commission vice chair, attributes to the new OrgSync voting system that allowed students to vote via computer.

The elected executive officers, whose one-year terms begin in April, include:

  • President: Alessandria San Roman (Unite the U)
  • Vice President: William Herrera (Unite the U)
  • Treasurer: Dariel Fagundo (Unite the U)

Seven students were elected to the Student Government Senate:

  • College of Engineering: Tomas Cacicedo
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Bryon Hazzard and Austin Akira
  • Commuter Students: Kristen Schlotzhauer, Eric Gonzalez, and Nicole Marcos
  • School of Communication: Bruno Solari

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Ray Lewis Inspires Students on Return Visit to UM

The former UM star football player and retired NFL linebacker shared stories from his past and gave advice to students.

Ray Lewis answers students' questions.

Ray Lewis answers students’ questions.

Ray Lewis’s greatest moment as a Miami Hurricane wasn’t the 15 tackles he recorded in a game against West Virginia or being named to the All-American team in his sophomore and junior years. It was the simple, uneventful act of stepping foot for the first time on UM’s Coral Gables campus as a newly arrived freshman linebacker from Lakeland, Florida.

Raised in a disruptive environment with drug-related activity all around him, Lewis viewed his arrival at UM as a chance to succeed. “Everything that’s around me presents opportunity, a chance to help my family,” Lewis recalled telling himself. Read the full story

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New Student Government Leaders Sworn In

From left: Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc, outgoing SG President Nawara Alawa, newly elected SG President Bhumi Patel, and Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason.

From left: Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc, outgoing SG President Nawara Alawa, newly elected SG President Bhumi Patel, and Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason.

Pledging to be “visible and open,” Bhumi Patel, the newly elected president of the University of Miami’s Student Government, was sworn in, along with other SG Executive Board members, on April 3 during a ceremony held inside the BankUnited Center’s Hurricane 100 Room. The 2013-14 Executive Board members include: Read the full story

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UM’s Iconic Symbol Gets a Place on Campus All Its Own

Sebastian led the crowd in several ’Canes cheers and students sang out, “It’s great to be a Miami Hurricane.” From left, in Iron Arrow jackets, are Student Government President Nawara Alawa, President Shalala, and Vice President for Student Affairs Pat Whitely.

It adorns everything from letterhead and T-shirts to the helmets worn by the school’s football players. Now the University of Miami’s iconic symbol—the green and orange split U—can be found in one of the most popular locations on campus. Read the full story

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