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.
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.
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.”
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.
“Working with local Miami-based historians, our group investigated Merrick’s past and discovered much evidence confirming that George E. Merrick boldly held and acted upon, racist segregationist beliefs throughout his life, including in his role as head of the Miami-Dade Planning Board,” the petition read.
Under President Julio Frenk, the number of Black faculty at the university increased 26 percent from 159 to 200 individuals, making up 5.1 percent of
The bill grants players the opportunity to “earn compensation for the use of her or his name, image, or likeness. Such compensation must be commensurate with the market value of the authorized use of the athlete’s name, image, or likeness.”
“I think it would’ve been respectful to receive an email from the school explaining why my classes were switched rather than having me check can link to find my classes online, said senior Gabby Butman. “As a senior, it is upsetting that I am missing out on some of my last memories and experiences because now I will be spending the majority of my time at home on the computer.”