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No pass/fail grading option for fall semester as of now

On Oct. 27 2020, the University of Miami decided to not offer a Pass/Fail grading option for classes this semester, and instead has emphasized on alternatives such as the Incomplete Grade option.

The dean and future of the College of Engineering: Aerosol scientist...

Upon his arrival, Biswas will bring decades of academic experience to UM, but his experiences in the world of academia were rooted before his career. Biswas spent much of his early life being raised at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India, where his father was a chemistry professor and his mother was a mathematician.

How UM rose 8 spots in national ranking to no. 49

In the latest issue of U.S News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings, the University of Miami ranked no. 49, marking the first time since 2017 that UM has crossed the top-50 threshold.

Starting college during a pandemic: Freshmen reflect on their first semester...

Coupled with the loss of traditional events associated with the end of high school, many incoming freshmen are skeptical about the future.

Faculty allege provost’s office is conducting classroom ‘spot checks’

Tension is mounting among some on-campus faculty who say the university has been conducting "spot checks" on their classrooms to ensure they are physically present at the assigned class time.

UM professor and creator of EpiPen discusses entrepreneurship, career advice

Professor Rick Toren invented the EpiPen, Holter monitor and led several successful business ventures. Now, he's sharing his expertise with students at UM.

‘Get in that classroom; hope you don’t die’: UM faculty raise...

UM faculty are pushing to be given a choice as to whether their classes will be conducted remotely or in-person. Concerned for their own personal health, many feel a return to campus this fall is not the right move.

Here’s what South Florida universities are planning for fall semester

Local universities are facing tough decisions about whether to reopen this fall, and many are forging ahead with either a mixed use of both in-person and online learning or plans to return fully in person. Here are South Florida universities' current plans to reopen during the pandemic.

Fall semester to resume in person

In a message sent out to the entire Cane community, President Julio Frenk announced that classes will resume in person starting Aug. 17. However, Frenk says life on campus will not look the same as before.

Several fall classes move to mixed online format without notice

“I think it would’ve been respectful to receive an email from the school explaining why my classes were switched rather than having me check can link to find my classes online, said senior Gabby Butman. “As a senior, it is upsetting that I am missing out on some of my last memories and experiences because now I will be spending the majority of my time at home on the computer.”

Following pornographic bookmark incident, instructor says UM pushed him to resign

A University of Miami lecturer, who was out of a job after a pornographic bookmark was spotted on his computer during a March 26 Zoom class session, says he was pressured by the university to resign.

President Frenk outlines his plan for a return this fall

University of Miami President Julio Frenk is confident that in-person instruction will resume come August. However, during a Zoom roundtable discussion with student media leaders on April 30, Frenk said the campus environment students return to will be very different.