As nationwide discussion on masking and safety measures begins to heat up once again, Philadelphia became the first major city to reinstate its indoor mask mandate on Monday, April 11. The decision came after a 50% increase in reported cases across the city over the 10 days prior.
The Butler Center recognized exceptional student and faculty leaders and their service to the University of Miami community during the annual Celebration of Involvement on Tuesday, April 12th from 4 to 6 p.m.
The University of Miami Department of Theatre Arts and the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre initiated this month of recognition with a showing of Simon Stephens’ “A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. The play ran from March 4-11.
According to a memo posted by the university on Thursday, March 31, the testing has been discontinued as a result of the dramatic decline in cases and high rate of vaccination across our campuses. The end of the mandatory requirement became effective on Friday, April 1 at the Coral Gables and Marine campuses.
On April 6, the red carpet rolled out for a unique version of the NAACP Image Awards held by UM’s NAACP chapter at the East Shalala Ballroom.
On Tuesday, April 5, UMiami held its annual student government executive board inauguration, welcoming the 2022-23 executive board and executive committee and honoring this year’s group. For the first time in the history, the inauguration was held publicly for all students and faculty to attend. Several awards recognizing contributions to student government were presented to students and administrators at the event.
Model UN is an organization where delegates from each team represent certain countries and exchange ideas to come up with solutions to problems being prompted. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UM Model United Nations (MUN) team was ranked 19th in the nation, now the team has climbed all the way to 14th in the country. Their improved ranking comes after their success at their latest conference at Boston University, the first in-person conference since the pandemic.
“Navigating Our World,” a celebration of four regions of the world and the University of Miami’s international community, concluded Friday night. Each night, COISO showcased a region with music, food and other tent activities. Monday was Opening Night, Tuesday Latin and Caribbean Night, Wednesday Africa Night, Thursday Middle East and Europe Night and Friday Asia Night.
Rae Sremmurd will be performing on Friday, April 1, at Watsco Center. Sremmurd's performance will be the first large-scale concert hosted by UMiami since the start of the pandemic.
When Armando Christian Pérez, commonly known as “Pitbull,” walked out on stage, he was greeted by a roaring crowd of University of Miami students. Over 1,800 students filled the Watsco Center on Tuesday evening to see the superstar rapper and singer of their childhood speak at the What Matters to U (WMTU) event. Throughout the hour of conversation, between song lyrics and nuggets of wisdom, the audience got to know Pitbull’s story; one of passion, ambition and perseverance that all began here in Miami.
In the Lakeside Pavilion multi-purpose room at UM’s Coral Gables campus, Fulbright and BridgeUSA scholars and professionals from countries ranging from Hungary to South Africa gathered to discuss their experiences studying in the U.S.
University of Miami-based start-up company, UniHop is looking to revolutionize delivery on college campuses. UniHop was founded last year by UM sophomore Kyle Levy after he realized the need for a delivery service uniquely designed for and by college students.