From a Miami Herald editorial and a front page fluff piece to a letter from another university president, accolades have flooded in praising University of Miami President Donna Shalala. But not a single one has mentioned that one of her final acts as president was to utterly betray her community.
Showing no regard for the precious natural resources, extremely rare plants and animals living in a last remnant of South Florida’s pine rockland ecosystem, UM sold out to Walmart, guaranteeing the destruction of an irreplaceable habitat. This is as much a part of her legacy as anything else she may have accomplished.
Ernest Lent, Cutler Bay