The Spring 2021 Latinx Graduation Committee is currently collecting feedback from students, faculty, and staff to help create a Latinx Graduation Ceremony for the Spring 2021 semester.
The September 8 article in The Miami Hurricane extensively quoted from the lawsuit and an interview with the employee, Ricardo Arnau, who has fashioned himself as a self-proclaimed “whistleblower” by bringing alleged code violations to light.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
As the new United Black Students president for the 2020–2021 academic year, I feel it necessary to address black students specifically. We once again face a new threat that preliminary data is showing to disproportionately affect our communities.
I am writing to you about ways you can be proactive to keep yourself and fellow Canes safe and to remind you of some important resources available at UM.
I thought that the decision of this organization to not “honor” me meant I was not a good leader or a good student. However, this so-called failure was what sparked a source of enlightenment.
The entire purpose of the society was to honor Miccosukee culture and preserve it while honoring the greatest leaders and change-makers in our academic community. Calling the society’s traditions “exoticizing of native culture” and racist is a complete denial of concrete fact.
During our election time, I encourage you all to be open-minded, be willing to hear perspectives, and think critically about what is being said and why.
There is very little support from the university when it comes to online classes.
We urge Representative Shalala to introduce to Congress new legislation to support global health system strengthening.