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COVID testing not required for those administering tests

UM has prioritized student testing, mandating weekly tests for all students taking on-campus classes, while some staff have been told to test only when exhibiting symptoms.

Students describe toxic culture within Greek Life during COVID-19

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.

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

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.

Isolation on a college campus: Students who contracted COVID-19 share their...

“Testing positive was a bit of a shock."

Maskless students pack bars in Key West for Halloweekend

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.

Students forced to move out of dorms to create additional quarantine...

Students in single rooms on the sixth and seventh floors of Mahoney Residential College, a residential dorm at the University of Miami, had to be quickly relocated in order to create more isolation and quarantine rooms.

Public Health Ambassadors share their experiences

“I have never felt unsafe. I feel that we are doing a very good job by doing the most. I understand that there's been a lot of pushback on school reopening, but I think what we're doing is awesome."

University expands mass testing for Covid-19

As part of the University of Miami’s mass-testing plan, all commuting and residential students are now being regularly tested for Covid-19.

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

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.

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

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.

Here’s what South Florida universities are planning for 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.