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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Understanding the ‘Zoom Boom’: Videoconferencing, Zoom University and zoombombings

As declarations of stay-at-home orders begin to rise and social distancing continues to be enforced, Zoom has become a cultural phenomenon. Many people use the app to host religious services, parties, lectures and musical shows.

Breaking down each learning model: hybrid, remote/virtual, and in-person

“Remote learning felt like isolation."

How UM rose 8 spots in national ranking to no. 49

In the latest issue of U.S News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings, the University of Miami ranked no. 49, marking the first time since 2017 that UM has crossed the top-50 threshold.

UM professor and creator of EpiPen discusses entrepreneurship, career advice

Professor Rick Toren invented the EpiPen, Holter monitor and led several successful business ventures. Now, he's sharing his expertise with students at UM.

Remote learning just isn’t the same, students say

“A lot of people have the anxiety of worrying that their family may get the coronavirus and die. When you have a pandemic going on people aren’t able to perform at the same level.”

Fall semester to resume in person

In a message sent out to the entire Cane community, President Julio Frenk announced that classes will resume in person starting Aug. 17. However, Frenk says life on campus will not look the same as before.

Here’s what South Florida universities are planning for fall semester

Local universities are facing tough decisions about whether to reopen this fall, and many are forging ahead with either a mixed use of both in-person and online learning or plans to return fully in person. Here are South Florida universities' current plans to reopen during the pandemic.

Ancient Greek heroine Antigone has modern relevance

Anastasia Bakogianni presented a fresh take on the nearly 2,500-year-old Greek play “Antigone” Monday at the University of Miami’s Richter Library. Bakogianni, who teaches courses...

Falling again, UM ranking drops to no. 57

For the second year in a row, the University of Miami was marked outside of the top 50 universities in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.

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.

Several fall classes move to mixed online format without notice

“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.”

Student-created petition calls for pass/fail grading option, receives more than 5,500...

Following the University of Miami’s decision to move online for the remainder of the spring semester, senior Anuj Shah started a petition on March 17 calling on UM to make a pass/fail grading option due to some of the issues coronavirus is causing for the student body. Less than a couple of days later, it received more than 5,000 signatures.