According to the New York Times, University of Miami had the 46th most cases out of more than 1,900 schools they tracked. As UM has continued to promote the semester as a success, many faculty disagree.
“Remote learning felt like isolation.”
“Testing positive was a bit of a shock.”
“Either the government needs to implement more strong policies, or people need to increase their awareness of the virus in order to better control the virus.”
The University of Miami endured a tumultuous year of surprises and hurdles: from responding to the coronavirus pandemic to implementing new health practices, to adapting to society’s new normal.
Less than two weeks before commencement, Frenk announced the ceremony will be held virtually. The decision comes amidst a rise in Covid-19 cases in Miami and across the country. Prior to the email, UM had spent the previous month planning for a socially-distanced, in-person ceremony at Hard Rock stadium.
“It’s time to have a leader at the helm of our county that can bring people together, which is a trademark of Daniela’s, who’s a collaborator,” said Senior Campaign Advisor Christian Ulvert. “When she sees a problem, she runs to it and brings people together to solve it together. That’s how she started Catalyst Miami.”
In the wake of the election, The Hurricane sat down with Max Fraser, an associate history professor at UM, to discuss the history of the electoral college and its potential future.
9,433 students have received their seasonal flu vaccine, while another 3,413 have not according to UM.