Since when is it the University’s responsibility to coddle the delicate sensibilities of its students? As a non-smoker, I understand the motivation to ban smoking from campus completely. It smells, it creates litter and that puffy white cloud even triggers unfortunate asthmatic symptoms for some. But last I checked, smoking cigarettes is still legal. Yes, we are on privately-owned grounds and yes, the University can essentially make any rules it wants, but that doesn’t mean it should.
On Friday night, the University of Miami campus experienced not only the kick-off of Homecoming Week, but also the close of another festival. In the grand finale of Festival Miami, jazz greats Jeff Hamilton and John Clayton played alongside the University of Miami Concert Jazz Band (CJB) and UM’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.