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UM’s updated Covid-19 dashboard differs from previously reported cases
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UM’s updated Covid-19 dashboard differs from previously reported cases

Three days after University of Miami’s president, Julio Frenk, sat for a contentious live interview on national television where he was pressed about the total number of Covid-19 cases at UM and refused to answer, UM has updated it’s Covid-19 dashboard to display cumulative statistics. However, the numbers are different than previously reported, raising more questions.

Black student leaders present letter to university administration calling for change
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Black student leaders present letter to university administration calling for change

Students put together a list of 11 recommendations for the university, including requests to increase the number and retention of Black faculty, staff and students through a strategic hiring plan, to implement diversity and sensitivity training across the university and to allocate more money to infrastructure dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Student-created petition calls for pass/fail grading option, receives more than 5,500 signatures
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Student-created petition calls for pass/fail grading option, receives more than 5,500 signatures

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.

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