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.”
After months of review, UM announces it will remove the names of Henry Fillmore and George Merrick from campus buildings due to their history of racism.
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.
Freshmen reflect on how COVID-19 robbed many of the Miami college experience.
“I was already stressed about this process even before the pandemic, but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve spent having a crisis over whether I am going to have something lined up after graduation."
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“¡Candela Candela, aquí no habrá candela!” or “Flames, flames, here there won’t be flames!” rang through the air following an impassioned speech from one student protester.
“I think it will serve as a nice release for us students given this difficult semester and that we missed out on the carnival last year due to COVID,” said Rachel Bergeron, a sophomore studying biochemistry and nutrition.
48 UM student volunteers came together on April 17 to give back to the community with UM Alternative Breaks at the organizations first in-person event of the year.
Mitchell Kaplan, a professor, podcast host, movie creator and owner of local bookstore Books & Books will be the special guest in this semester's What Matters to U event today at 5 p.m.