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Student leaders share why UM needs more Black faculty

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 faculty.

Black student leaders present letter to university administration calling for change

Students put together a list of 11 recommendations for the university, including requests to increase the number and retention of Black faculty, staff and students through a strategic hiring plan, to implement diversity and sensitivity training across the university and to allocate more money to infrastructure dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Following pornographic bookmark incident, instructor says UM pushed him to resign

A University of Miami lecturer, who was out of a job after a pornographic bookmark was spotted on his computer during a March 26 Zoom class session, says he was pressured by the university to resign.

President Frenk outlines his plan for a return this fall

University of Miami President Julio Frenk is confident that in-person instruction will resume come August. However, during a Zoom roundtable discussion with student media leaders on April 30, Frenk said the campus environment students return to will be very different.

Administration’s coronavirus communication efforts stir mixed reactions

While many students praised UM for supporting students through this difficult situation, some said they wished the administration was more proactive and clear in their communications.

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.

Amid coronavirus pandemic, UM announces extension of spring break, move to...

Joining over 135 other colleges and universities, the University of Miami announced in a message Thursday, March 12 that it would move to remote learning starting March 23 until April 4.

UM confirms no known coronavirus cases at this time, but administration...

UM Communications stated that while the officials at the university do not believe the coronavirus poses any immediate health risk to its campuses, the administration will be taking proper precautions.

Female representation in UM administration increases

The 2019-2020 academic year marks the first time when both the faculty senate and board of trustees leadership comprises all women.

Vice President for Student Affairs Pat Whitely wins ‘Woman of Distinction...

Plaza Health Network honors six to eight women in South Florida a year. Dr. Patricia Whitely, vice president for student affairs at the University of Miami, was honored for her contributions to UM and the South Florida community.

‘American Dream’ dean Anthony Varona heads UM Law School

“This was the very first nomination that I received where I felt viscerally that I had to pursue the opportunity, one that taps all of my experience and skills.”

‘Overworked, overloaded’ janitorial staff protesting employer ABM

“The university has such little respect for the fact that we are also human beings and that we also have rights and deserve a normal life”