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.
“The virus shouldn’t be treated as if it were a matter of ideology or personal preference. We need to recognize that this is a public health issue, not an individual health problem,” Dominguez continued.
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.
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.
Nothing stops a Miami frat party — not a deadly pandemic and certainly not the administration.
“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.
“Remote learning felt like isolation.”
“Testing positive was a bit of a shock.”