• November 15, 1970
  • November 20, 1970
  • December 02, 1970
  • April 20, 1971
  • 1972

"The Ibis in 1972 reported that the UBS goal of involvement was being realized and listed a series of firsts for the 1971-1972 year. Vaughncille Molden was the first woman chairperson of UBS, which sponsored the first orientation week for Black students. Black students for the first time received academic achievement awards. "Malaika," a handbook designed for and by Black students became available. The UBS gained an ex officio seat in the USG Senate. Miss Molden hosted "Black Views" on WVUM and wrote columns for the Hurricane. Demonstration was no longer the only way for Blacks to get their views heard."

Charlton Tebeau in University of Miami: A Golden Anniversary History

The 70s were also a time when the statuses of other ethnic groups as well as gender issues were included in discussions on discrimination. Pursuant to affirmative action legislation enacted by United States Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, organizations began to track the enrollment, hiring and promotion practices as they applied to Blacks, Hispanics and women. At the University of Miami, a group of women comprised of faculty, administration, staff and students formed the Women's Commission and were formally part of Presidents Stanford's Minority Affairs Council.

Desegregation was also being implemented in the South Florida school system. At the request of Judge C. Clyde Atkins, the following community leaders were to serve on the Bi-TriRacial Committee for school integration: Mrs. Thelma Gibson, wife of Miami Civil Rights activist Theodore Gibson, Mrs. Audrey Finkelstein, President of the American Jewish Committee, Miami Chapter, Cuban-American & US Ambassador Paul Cejas, Congresswoman Carrie Meek and Bob Simms, Director of the Miami Dade Community Relations Board to name a few.