A viral social media post shows screenshots of University of Miami College Republicans making racist comments during a club meeting via Zoom directed at Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris on the eve of the election.
After a Trump sign on campus was vandalized, the University of Miami administration was quick to condemn such actions. Thus, students and faculty say they are upset with how the university has handled other situations of expression.
After the University of Miami Police Department denied the use of facial recognition technology, Fight for the Future uncovered Chief Rivero’s resume on the department’s website explicitly mentioning the use of the technology.
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.
“The goal of the show is to give people a place at the end of each week to just catch our breath, take stock of what happened, have our questions answered, make sense of it and then prepare for the next week," said Johnson.
The cleaning and disinfecting portion of the module includes an 8-second video of an individual wearing a hazmat suit disinfecting a table and a 4-second clip of a man wiping the floor. Both of those clips the University of Miami Employee Student Alliance says were stock videos found on Shutterstock and iStock.
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.”
This lawsuit against the University of Miami is one of 30 class-action lawsuits filed against universities around the country, which include Drexel University, University of California-Berkeley and Boston University.