Miami Response to COVID-19

Illustration of four students wearing Miami Branded face masks
Rising to the Challenge

Miami’s Response
to COVID-19

Coach stays connected to RedHawks

Swimming and diving coach Hollie Bonewit-Cron wrote handwritten cards to parents of her 2020 seniors and made videos that sometimes included her own children.

“The videos are my messages to the team that basically tell them that I am thinking about them and their families.”

Hollie Bonewit-Cron
Head coach, Swimming and Diving

Miamians serve in Ohio National Guard

Miamians Kristin Cupido, assistant coach of cross country and track and field, and urban and regional planning major Amanda Ramey volunteered to work at Ohio food banks when Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine activated the Ohio National Guard.

“A day with a delivery means between 750-1,000 families go home and know their children are going to be able to eat.”

Amanda Ramey
Urban and regional planning major

Alumna creating coronavirus
infographics in at least 12 languages

Sara Al-Zubi '19, now a student at Harvard Medical School, helped develop simple, clear coronavirus infographics and has translated them into at least a dozen different languages, including Arabic and Turkish.

“We wanted to focus on increasing awareness around COVID-19 symptoms, according to reputable sources like the WHO and CDC. We also wanted to expand people’s knowledge about what they can do to prevent the spread.”

Sara Al-Zubi ’19
Medical student, Harvard University

Miami students show Love and Honor

When Miami announced on March 10 that it would transition to online instruction, Hags Hageman went home—and invited his roommate Ze Chen Zhang to come along. Zhang could not go home to China because the global outbreak of COVID-19 had severely restricted global travel.

“Because of the virus, I cannot go back to China right now. I’m really appreciative that they (Hageman’s family) took me in. We’re getting along OK. I’m pretty happy here.”

Ze Chen Zhang
Miami first-year student

Zhang and Hageman in a side hug
Zhang and Hageman