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UM subcontracted workers allege unsafe working conditions still persist on campus

While the workers explained they are very concerned about contracting COVID-19 considering their ages and some having health conditions, they say ABM is not taking it seriously.

Students express concerns over UM Law professor’s Twitter account

University of Miami School of Law professor Daniel Ravicher began tweeting his views on Twitter in support of Trump, which included accusing the Democrats of cheating by deliberately stopping votes.

UM College Republicans members make racist comments during club meeting

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.

In wake of Trump sign vandalism, students question administrative response to free speech

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.

Despite new evidence, UMPD Chief denies use of facial recognition technology

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.

Faculty and student protestors question UMPD surveillance efforts

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.

UM alum Joshua Johnson anchors MSNBC primetime weekend show

“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.

Faculty allege provost’s office is conducting classroom ‘spot checks’

Tension is mounting among some on-campus faculty who say the university has been conducting "spot checks" on their classrooms to ensure they are physically present at the assigned class time.

UM misrepresents working conditions in ‘We Are One U’ Covid-19 safety module

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.

UM contract workers, faculty stage ‘die-in’ protest demanding response from administration over safety concerns amid the pandemic

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.”

Class-action lawsuits against UM for spring tuition refund move forward

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.
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