After the "die-in" protest on campus, nine undergraduate and graduate students who attended received an email about a meeting with Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Ryan Holmes regarding their attendance at the protest. Yet, many did not understand how they were identified.
Many of the protestors laid down to symbolize dead bodies, holding signs that represent gravestones that called on UM to take action. Faculty members chanted, “I cannot teach if I die,” and “my students are getting sick.”
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“I believe naming gifts really set the basis for a legacy that will last in perpetuity,” President Julio Frank said in a statement. “The Herberts are associating their name and legacy with the future of the Business School.”
“It gives students a lot of flexibility,” said Manuel Sicre, a full time lecturer at the Miami Business School who was among the first faculty members to start teaching online courses at UM. “All they need is a computer and an internet connection, and they can participate.”