There are 14,920 students on campus this spring, 1,200 more than in the fall semester. As more students are welcomed back to campus, there have been a spike in COVID cases. Students and faculty discuss the implications of increased campus density.
UM students Julia Hecht and Julie Erhardt won $3,000 to support UM’s drug education and prevention efforts, the ability to attend the Drug Enforcement Administration's strategies conference and a plaque commemorating their achievements.
Reports of large social gatherings are also non-emergency, which means police officers won’t respond as quickly if it were an emergency situation. Nonetheless, police officers still need to see the behavior. As a result, if a report is made and police arrive after the party, there is nothing that can be done.
“I have to accept that this is the way that the world is going to be for a while and I can’t put my life on hold forever.”
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.
The outdoor market near the Richter Library will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today before closing for winter break.
9,433 students have received their seasonal flu vaccine, while another 3,413 have not according to UM.
With one week of in-class instruction remaining, the University of Miami passed 1,000 cases of Covid-19.
“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.