With one week of in-class instruction remaining, the University of Miami passed 1,000 cases of Covid-19.
Democrats in Florida lost big on Election Day, with the state moving firmly to the right in elections for president and Congress, including an unexpected unseating of South Florida Reps. Donna Shalala (D-27) and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-26).
By around 10 p.m. on Halloween, Duval Street was bustling with crowded groups of maskless tourists in costumes walking through the streets, many of them with drinks in hand and several others bunched together waiting outside of bars to get in— much like what would be seen on a normal Halloween without a pandemic.
“We need to groom our young people now, and I put all of my faith in the young people.”
The University of Miami confirmed four positive cases of Covid-19 in the Hecht freshman dorms in an email message to students and staff on Friday, Aug. 21, the first message of its kind following students’ return to campus for the 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.
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.
The new order went into effect on June 25 and will be enforced with a fine
Amid layoffs, risk of exposure to COVID-19 and threats to their benefits, the University of Miami’s subcontracted facilities and dining workers report that they have been hit hard by the pandemic.