By around 10 p.m. on Halloween, Duval Street was bustling with crowded groups of maskless tourists in costumes walking through the streets, many of them with drinks in hand and several others bunched together waiting outside of bars to get in— much like what would be seen on a normal Halloween without a pandemic.
UM faculty are pushing to be given a choice as to whether their classes will be conducted remotely or in-person. Concerned for their own personal health, many feel a return to campus this fall is not the right move.
Local universities are facing tough decisions about whether to reopen this fall, and many are forging ahead with either a mixed use of both in-person and online learning or plans to return fully in person.
Here are South Florida universities’ current plans to reopen during the pandemic.
Para un miembro del personal de limpieza de la Universidad de Miami, sobrevivir a la pandemia de coronavirus significa elegir entre la vida y continuar recibiendo su salario.
President Julio Frenk first arrived at the University of Miami in 2015 during a moment when its students, faculty and staff were grappling with racism on its very own campus.
Now, five years later, his administration is working once again to move UM towards racial justice.
Amid layoffs, risk of exposure to COVID-19 and threats to their benefits, the University of Miami’s subcontracted facilities and dining workers report that they have been hit hard by the pandemic.
Students put together a list of 11 recommendations for the university, including requests to increase the number and retention of Black faculty, staff and students through a strategic hiring plan, to implement diversity and sensitivity training across the university and to allocate more money to infrastructure dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion.
In this episode of Canes Chat, our video editor Tre’Vaughn Howard is joined by Abigail Adeleke, president of the University of Miami Student Government, and Landon Coles, president of United Black Students, to discuss being Black in leadership and the impact the lack of representation has on people of color.
In an effort to spark action, six Black student leaders gathered for a virtual dialogue over Zoom to deliver a Black State of the Union Address and discuss racial issues persisting at the University of Miami.
Here are six takeaways from the event.
While the majority of protests have been peaceful so far, protestors must be aware of possible risks including arrest, tear gas, exposure to coronavirus and other possible uncontrollable variables.
Here is a guide on how to protest and do so safely.