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Friday, August 19, 2022

Landscape of Coral Gables, UM rapidly changing in face of urbanization

Though Coral Gables may fall prey to high living costs like all urban cities do, not everyone thinks it should lose its historical fingerprint.

UM victim of cyber-attack, student information potentially compromised

The University of Miami was the victim of a cyber-attack and now subsequent ransom request. The news was first reported by Bleepingcomputer.com.

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.

Coronavirus places UM workers under financial stress, health risk

Amid layoffs, risk of exposure to COVID-19 and threats to their benefits, the University of Miami's subcontracted facilities and dining workers report that they have been hit hard by the pandemic.

UM expands dining options with smoothies and all-day breakfast locations

Last year’s addition of Lakeside Village is now changing the dining options on campus at the University of Miami.
McDonald Tower, part of Hecht Residential College is pictured midday on July 10.

4 students in Hecht test positive for Covid-19, 2 residential floors...

The University of Miami confirmed four positive cases of Covid-19 in the Hecht freshman dorms in an email message to students and staff on Friday, Aug. 21, the first message of its kind following students' return to campus for the fall semester.

Black student leaders urge university to act

In an effort to spark action, six Black student leaders gathered for a virtual dialogue over Zoom to deliver a Black State of the Union Address and discuss racial issues persisting at the University of Miami. Here are six takeaways from the event.

Coral Gables mayor makes face coverings mandatory as coronavirus cases surge

The new order went into effect on June 25 and will be enforced with a fine

Photo essay: U.S. Army Parachute Team ‘Golden Knights’

Founded in 1959, the Golden Knights travel across the nation, perform in freefall demonstrations and compete internationally. At the end of their season, the team travels to the Homestead Air Reserve Base to train and complete their Annual Certification Cycle. Photo Editor Jared Lennon had the opportunity to observe the team train and capture images of their process, from both in the air and on the ground.

Maskless students pack bars in Key West for Halloweekend

By around 10 p.m. on Halloween, Duval Street was bustling with crowded groups of maskless tourists in costumes walking through the streets, many of them with drinks in hand and several others bunched together waiting outside of bars to get in— much like what would be seen on a normal Halloween without a pandemic.

COVID testing not required for those administering tests

UM has prioritized student testing, mandating weekly tests for all students taking on-campus classes, while some staff have been told to test only when exhibiting symptoms.

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.