The watch party began at 3 p.m. As students checked in, they were greeted by volunteers from both organizations and offered free pins, stickers and stick-on phone wallets. Additionally, Whip ‘n Dip provided special, UM-themed ice cream to attendees.
Sandra Perez-Alvarez, a secretary for three years in the theatre arts department, said that the opening weeks of classes left her concerned about the number of students not wearing masks as required. “The students are still not respecting the mask mandates, which is overall disappointing,” said Perez-Alvarez, a UM employee for nearly 11 years. The university recently updated its masking policies to require mask-wearing in outdoor settings while in groups of four or more.
The announcement comes on a day when Florida set a daily record for positive test results, reporting 27,584 cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday. The previous high of 26,203 confirmed cases was set on Wednesday.
“I have a seven year old at home, so I hope that while I’m doing my part to keep the students safe, they’re doing their part as well to not allow me to transmit something back to my household,” said UM chemistry professor Valentine St. Hilaire.
“Last year I thought that it would have been the most challenging time, but if anything I think we’ll have more challenges this fall than what we could have anticipated,” said Student Government President Landon Coles.
Despite rising COVID-19 infection rates in South Florida, the University of Miami will open its doors for in-person classes on Aug. 23 after announcing updated safety protocols to prevent the spread of the Delta variant.
UM is returning to fully-in-person learning for the fall semester, forcing many students to leave family members in dangerous conditions abroad as they return to campus.
Langesfeld, 26, lived in apartment 804 of the 13-story complex with her husband of six months, Luis Sadovnic. Family members have not been able to reach them since June 24, when at 1:30 a.m. the beach-front condo-complex inexplicably crashed to the ground.
Members of the Miami Hurricanes football team and staff were among the many individuals from South Florida sports teams to help out at the site of the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida.
The three-term mayor graduated with a degree in finance in 1983.
UM last bought chinchillas from the ranch in 2014, in order to conduct a hearing experiment. Twenty two chinchillas were injected with various ear infections and then were tested with baby shampoo as a possible cure to the infection.
Senate faculty support of the dean comes two days after the law school’s tenured faculty adopted a resolution protesting Varona’s removal, just hours after the president announced the dismissal.