Beginning Sept. 30 students are seeing a new and improved CaneLink, a student information system that many said long needed overhaul.
The University of Miami returned with the first in-person edition of 'State of the University' since the start of the pandemic Tuesday. The town...
“It is going to be a great opportunity for doing undergraduate research. It is also going to bring in a great amount of infrastructure and it will be very important to expand the scientific research that we can do,” said Marc Knecht, a chair and professor in UM’s Department of Chemistry.
While the increased Florida Bar passage rate is undoubtedly an accomplishment for the university, the news comes just two months after UM President Julio Frenk abruptly fired law school Dean Anthony Varona, publicly claiming that the law school needed “a dean with the required vision and effectiveness of execution to bring the school to new levels of excellence."
Despite rising COVID-19 infection rates in South Florida, the University of Miami will open its doors for in-person classes on Aug. 23 after announcing updated safety protocols to prevent the spread of the Delta variant.
Following the July 1 appointment of acting Dean Stephen J. Schnably, a respected, long-time professor at UM law, faculty members released a letter criticizing UM’s firing of Varona and demanding answers from Frenk.
“I gave it my all,” Varona said in highlighting his accomplishments as dean – including admitting what he said was the strongest law class in more than 30 years, raising $8 million, launching an environmental law program, and adapting learning models to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senate faculty support of the dean comes two days after the law school’s tenured faculty adopted a resolution protesting Varona’s removal, just hours after the president announced the dismissal.
“I have determined that new leadership is vital for the benefit of the institution, our students and our community,” said UM President Julio Frenk in the May 25 email announcing the termination.
“Remote learning felt like isolation."
The University of Miami endured a tumultuous year of surprises and hurdles: from responding to the coronavirus pandemic to implementing new health practices, to adapting to society's new normal.
On Oct. 27 2020, the University of Miami decided to not offer a Pass/Fail grading option for classes this semester, and instead has emphasized on alternatives such as the Incomplete Grade option.