“If someone from my hometown (Miami) were to inquire about the academic quality at UM...
I would say that it is a sound education with cutting edge technology and world renowned professors.
I know that sounds cliche and what every college campus guide says but, in the most honest terms, UM is moving up the ranks in the national education system scale. We have gone from 65 to 52 in the 7 short years President Shalala has been president of this school.
Under her leadership, opportunities have been presented that UM might not have otherwise received, and it is because she believes in the academic quality of our institution that we continue to make steps to become more technologically sound with professors that are leaders in their fields.”
Class of 2008, English
President, United Black Students
Treasurer, Student Government
Student Trustee, Board of Trustees