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.
“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.
9,433 students have received their seasonal flu vaccine, while another 3,413 have not according to UM.
“It is a way for us to do something and influence how people behave on-campus and off-campus and try to protect our health and those around us,” said Scylla Blervacq, a senior majoring in health science, who is also a student in the socially-engaged art class and participated in the “mask-erade.”
University of Miami School of Law professor Daniel Ravicher began tweeting his views on Twitter in support of Trump, which included accusing the Democrats of cheating by deliberately stopping votes.
“I’m scared for what’s going to happen next on this campus.”
Although members of the community were concerned about the possible use of facial recognition to identify individuals on campus recently, specifically participants at the “die-in” protest, evidence points to the university using camera footage along with Cane Card swipes and WiFi connectivity to pinpoint students on campus.
After a Trump sign on campus was vandalized, the University of Miami administration was quick to condemn such actions. Thus, students and faculty say they are upset with how the university has handled other situations of expression.