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.
Homeless people are among those most at risk for COVID-19. Here’s what these three brothers are doing about it
When three South Florida brothers saw the shortage of medical supplies, such as masks, due to the coronavirus pandemic, they began to think of ways they could use their knack for 3D printing to support their local community. In early April, Miami Masks Strong was born, a non-profit organization seeking to provide protective gear to those most at risk.
University of Miami President Julio Frenk is confident that in-person instruction will resume come August. However, during a Zoom roundtable discussion with student media leaders on April 30, Frenk said the campus environment students return to will be very different.