University of Miami athletes, administrators and coaches lined up in rows and silently protested on their knees Tuesday night inside the Carol Soffer Indoor Practice Facility to mourn the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died in police custody after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes on May 25 while three other officers stood idly by.
A University of Miami lecturer, who was out of a job after a pornographic bookmark was spotted on his computer during a March 26 Zoom class session, says he was pressured by the university to resign.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s seniors didn’t get the goodbye they may have wanted. Under these unprecedented circumstances, The Miami Hurricane decided to put together a special project to congratulate the graduating seniors of the class of 2020. This includes a look back at the past four years, as well as reflections from seniors on their time at UM.
Homeless people are among those most at risk for COVID-19. Here’s what these three brothers are doing about it
When three South Florida brothers saw the shortage of medical supplies, such as masks, due to the coronavirus pandemic, they began to think of ways they could use their knack for 3D printing to support their local community. In early April, Miami Masks Strong was born, a non-profit organization seeking to provide protective gear to those most at risk.
University of Miami President Julio Frenk is confident that in-person instruction will resume come August. However, during a Zoom roundtable discussion with student media leaders on April 30, Frenk said the campus environment students return to will be very different.
Founded in 1959, the Golden Knights travel across the nation, perform in freefall demonstrations and compete internationally. At the end of their season, the team travels to the Homestead Air Reserve Base to train and complete their Annual Certification Cycle. Photo Editor Jared Lennon had the opportunity to observe the team train and capture images of their process, from both in the air and on the ground.
A University of Miami instructor was teaching a business analytics class over Zoom and sharing his screen when students spotted something unexpected– a pornographic bookmark tab describing college girls.
“It’s like things have come to a stop,” Foust said. “Campus definitely misses its students. I know a lot of people are having a hard time being at home because they miss campus, but it’s sad being one of the only people left here.”
As declarations of stay-at-home orders begin to rise and social distancing continues to be enforced, Zoom has become a cultural phenomenon. Many people use the app to host religious services, parties, lectures and musical shows.