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Pandemic perspectives: Employed by the U

Sandra Perez-Alvarez, a secretary for three years in the theatre arts department, said that the opening weeks of classes left her concerned about the number of students not wearing masks as required. “The students are still not respecting the mask mandates, which is overall disappointing,” said Perez-Alvarez, a UM employee for nearly 11 years. The university recently updated its masking policies to require mask-wearing in outdoor settings while in groups of four or more.

Medical school Dean Henri Ford leads UM’s response to deadly Haiti...

“We know that wherever there is hope, then there is the certainty that we will emerge victorious, and that’s what always amazes me about the Haitian people,” said Miller School of Medicine Dean Henri Ford.

UM law school graduate among those missing in Surfside condo collapse

Langesfeld, 26, lived in apartment 804 of the 13-story complex with her husband of six months, Luis Sadovnic. Family members have not been able to reach them since June 24, when at 1:30 a.m. the beach-front condo-complex inexplicably crashed to the ground.

Miami football players donate food and water to first responders at...

Members of the Miami Hurricanes football team and staff were among the many individuals from South Florida sports teams to help out at the site of the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida.

UM alumnus steers Surfside through condo collapse tragedy

The three-term mayor graduated with a degree in finance in 1983.

PETA alleges UM purchased chinchillas from ranch known for abusing animals

UM last bought chinchillas from the ranch in 2014, in order to conduct a hearing experiment. Twenty two chinchillas were injected with various ear infections and then were tested with baby shampoo as a possible cure to the infection.

Cop with history of racist incidents and excessive force working for...

Recently reinstated Miami police captain Javier Ortiz, who is best known for his long history of racist comments and excessive force accusations, has been performing lucrative off-duty work at UM's medical campus.

UMPD’s first Black female lieutenant reflects on her journey to history

“What sets Octavia apart from others is not so much that she is a great cop, but rather the fact that she is a great mother, wife, sister and daughter,” said UMPD Chief Rivero. “Her family values of doing things right translates to her job very easy because it’s embedded in her character to always do good for people.”

When the party’s over: Locals disgruntled by weeks of spring break...

“It looked like a rock concert. You couldn’t see the pavement, and you couldn’t see grass."

As fraternity parties continue across Miami, police departments struggle to hold...

Reports of large social gatherings are also non-emergency, which means police officers won’t respond as quickly if it were an emergency situation. Nonetheless, police officers still need to see the behavior. As a result, if a report is made and police arrive after the party, there is nothing that can be done.

Public Health Ambassadors share their experiences

“I have never felt unsafe. I feel that we are doing a very good job by doing the most. I understand that there's been a lot of pushback on school reopening, but I think what we're doing is awesome."

New Florida law to combating texting and driving

The bill signed by Governor DeSantis makes texting while driving a primary offense effective July 1, 2019, allowing law enforcement officers to pull over drivers and give a citation solely for texting behind the wheel.