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International students weigh in on UM’s COVID response

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“The virus shouldn’t be treated as if it were a matter of ideology or personal preference. We need to recognize that this is a public health issue, not an individual health problem,” Dominguez continued.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Students feel ‘unsafe’ after UM permits 300 Trump signs on campus

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“I’m scared for what’s going to happen next on this campus."

Students describe toxic culture within Greek Life during COVID-19

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The culture in Greek Life to party during COVID-19 is so pervasive that it has resulted in some members completely pulling away and losing respect for people they once considered close friends.

‘American Dream’ dean Anthony Varona heads UM Law School

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“This was the very first nomination that I received where I felt viscerally that I had to pursue the opportunity, one that taps all of my experience and skills.”

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

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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.

Amid coronavirus pandemic, UM announces extension of spring break, move to...

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Joining over 135 other colleges and universities, the University of Miami announced in a message Thursday, March 12 that it would move to remote learning starting March 23 until April 4.

Frenk to unveil details of 10-year plan at first annual ‘State...

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Students have not had a chance to formally discuss the details of the plan, and how it might impact them. President Julio Frenk said he hopes the "State of the U" town hall meeting Monday night will change that.

Administration’s coronavirus communication efforts stir mixed reactions

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While many students praised UM for supporting students through this difficult situation, some said they wished the administration was more proactive and clear in their communications.

1,500 COVID-19 cases later, faculty and administration disagree over ‘successful’ fall...

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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.

President Frenk unveils plans for racial justice

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President Julio Frenk first arrived at the University of Miami in 2015 during a moment when its students, faculty and staff were grappling with racism on its very own campus. Now, five years later, his administration is working once again to move UM towards racial justice.