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Sunday, September 26, 2021

Op-ed: The university made a mistake in hiring Alex Azar

Hearing that the Miami Herbert Business School hired Alex Azar, former President Donald Trump's Health and Human Services Secretary, we both reacted with a mix of horror, disgust and sadness.

Why we need to stay safe and prevent the spread of...

While we advocate vaccination for all people for whom it is available, the decision, ultimately, is yours. But for university students, safety in education depends on a commitment to following safety protocols.

UM Middle East scholar Bradford McGuinn gives insight after Taliban takeover...

"Decisions at the highest levels of leadership are both difficult and consequential: difficult because they often involve choices between bad options and consequential because their impact will be felt in very tangible ways."

Support survivors—those you see and those you don’t

Wednesday was the 22nd Denim Day. It was also four months and 18 days since I became part of the 97 percent.

Dear students, please get your vaccine

We know that getting vaccinated isn’t the only solution for a post-COVID world as our reality is much more nuanced than that. But it’s the right step.

I don’t think the British monarchy is racist. But let’s talk...

With mental health awareness now at the forefront of contemporary society and movements like Black Lives Matter taking the world by storm, Markle’s bombshell revelation has shattered the very bedrock and foundation of the British establishment.

We must stand up and combat Anti-Asian violence

It is not far-fetched to say that the most recent attack on the community on March 16 in Atlanta, where eight people were shot in a massage parlor with six of them being Asian women, was a culmination of months of hatred and demonization of the Asian community coming to a boil.

Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan alienates UM students

Though he has the executive power to do something that could radically change the lives of Americans in a positive way, his fierce unwillingness to do so gives us a glimpse of what the next four years will look like.

When I can get the vaccine, I’ll take it

A community cannot function correctly with half of its population unwilling to follow emergency guidelines as that community faces serious hardship.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the COVID-era can be tricky but possible

If we forget the materialistic gains and the capitalistic outlook that has permeated the meaning of Valentine’s Day, we can find that this day can be one of healing.

Dear admin: To stop the spread, we have to stop enabling...

The situation is dire and can get so much worse. With so many more students back on campus, there is a higher risk for infection and a higher need for responsibility.

Lessons we must learn from the fall semester

From the lack of accountability for fraternities and sororities continuing to party, to the university's mishandling of the polarizing tension of the election, last year’s affairs aren’t done with.