Following the University of Miami’s decision to move online for the remainder of the spring semester, senior Anuj Shah started a petition on March 17 calling on UM to make a pass/fail grading option due to some of the issues coronavirus is causing for the student body. Less than a couple of days later, it received more than 5,000 signatures.
The University of Miami announced Thursday morning that all spring undergraduate, graduate and law commencement ceremonies will be postponed until December 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Miller School of Medicine will host a virtual commencement ceremony Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 3 p.m. EST.
The University of Miami announced Tuesday morning that all classes will be conducted online for the remainder of the semester. Additionally, on-campus housing will partially close March 25, with limited exceptions for students who are unable to return home or cannot find housing off campus.
Launched last spring, UM’s Money Management Program aims to educate students about budgeting, credit cards, loans and more.
“Everything is coming right after the other,” said Dominique. “Students should be using the break to take a breather and spend time with family, but because of the tightness of this year’s fall calendar, we’re basically forced to study and work on homework throughout the break.”
“I believe naming gifts really set the basis for a legacy that will last in perpetuity,” President Julio Frank said in a statement. “The Herberts are associating their name and legacy with the future of the Business School.”
“There’s something nice about being able to write, cross-out and annotate on paper,” Rodriguez said.
Ellen Venzer, the University of Miami’s judge-in-residence will be hosting a “Dinner & Dialogues” event.
“When I say I go to UM, people reply, ‘Oh I thought about applying there, but I didn’t even bother because of how expensive it is,’” Locke said.
“It gives students a lot of flexibility,” said Manuel Sicre, a full time lecturer at the Miami Business School who was among the first faculty members to start teaching online courses at UM. “All they need is a computer and an internet connection, and they can participate.”
Participants will hear admissions directors, faculty and students from business schools speak about the opportunities and advantages that come along with having a Ph.D. in business.