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UB law school alum sues for UB Foundation’s Housing Corp. to release records

20 hours ago | By SARAH CROWLEY

A UB alumnus is asking a State Supreme Court justice to decide if a student-housing nonprofit linked to the UB Foundation should make its records and meetings public. John N. ... read more >>

#MeToo social media movement raises awareness about sexual harassment and assault

10/19/17 11:25am | By MADDY FOWLER

Thousands of survivors of sexual assault and harassment are speaking up and sharing their stories to spread awareness through a five-letter phrase: “me too.”

The #MeToo movement originally started 10 years ago when black activist Tarana Burke created the phrase as a way to connect with other survivors, especially other women of color who had experienced sexual violence

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Harvey Weinstein wrote about attacking women in The Spectrum in 1971

10/19/17 11:13am | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET , BRENTON BLANCHET

Harvey Weinstein wrote about attacking women who refused his advances while he was a UB student and occasional Spectrum columnist in the 1970s.

In 1971, he penned a fictitious column in which a hustler named Denny tries to aggressively coerce women to spend time with him. “‘Denny the Hustler’ did not take no for an answer,” he wrote in one February piece.

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