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UM students and faculty protest Texas abortion ban as Florida legislature...

Since a Texas law banning abortions more than six weeks into a pregnancy went into effect on Sept.1, activists, abortion providers and various members...

University of Miami students and faculty required to take flu vaccine...

“Vaccine mandates have been the law of the land since 1905 in Jacobson v. Massachusetts and these have been held up again and again,” said Dr. Timothy Loftus, the Health Disparities Project Fredman Family Foundation practitioner-in-residence and lecturer in law at the UM School of Law.

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.

UM administrators to host Town Hall in preparation for fall semester....

Despite rising COVID-19 infection rates in South Florida, the University of Miami will open its doors for in-person classes on Aug. 23 after announcing updated safety protocols to prevent the spread of the Delta variant.

UM unsure if vaccines will be mandatory for fall semester

More than 200 universities are requiring its students – and in some instances, faculty and staff – to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall semester. Although the University of Miami has not yet announced if it will follow suit, UM President Julio Frenk said by the end of May that UM will provide more guidance about “a safe return in the fall.”

Students grow weary of daily symptom checker; some find ways to...

The university has employed 30 COVID symptom checkers around campus to slow the spread. However, many students have quite literally found a way around it.

Mourning 3 million deaths globally, Student Government to host COVID-19 memorial

“Three million people have died across the globe...That's three million people who were here this time last year, and now they're not. We wanted to sort of commemorate and recognize the fact that this has hit everybody.”

Goodbye vaccine envy. Here’s where you can get vaccinated in Miami-Dade

With the expansion of vaccine eligibility in the state of Florida this week to all adults, college students at the University of Miami are now able to safely and legally be vaccinated.

A look back on the lives lost and changed by COVID-19

After more than a year of living with COVID-19, students share their stories of hardship and grief as the U.S. continues its march toward 600,000 deaths.

‘Cycle Sesh’ raises money for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

“Being a part of this event means I can challenge myself and also be a part bigger community that’s fighting towards finding a cure."

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.