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Starting up the start-ups

07/05/18 6:11pm | By KIRSTEN DEAN

Benjamin Corbett started out his collegiate career at the University at Pittsburgh in 2015. He planned on joining the university’s ROTC program to give back to the community, but officials discovered a scar on his back.

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Type is Right

Your type is right

04/14/15 5:52pm | By SOPHIA MCKEONE

Last Wednesday, Swierski and her advanced public relations class, COM 453, held an event aimed at helping current and future patients waiting for organ donations. Since 2009, UNYTS has sponsored an event hosted by Swierski’s class to raise awareness about the need for organ and blood donors.

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Cover a Mile in her Scarf

UB students 'Ask a Muslim Woman'

04/12/15 5:36pm | By DANI GUGLIELMO

On Friday, The Muslim Women’s Council held “Ask a Muslim Woman” in order to inform students about the Muslim culture and religion. This gave students an opportunity to understand Muslim beliefs and ask them questions.

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Summer internships

UB students and faculty talk about the importance of internships

04/02/15 7:13pm | By SOPHIA MCKEONE

About 56 percent of recent graduates who did not have an internship during college have full-time jobs in their field, according to a survey conducted by Gallup and Purdue University. But the survey found 71 percent of students who did have an internship have full-time jobs in their field. Because of statistics like these, UB professors and faculty in Career Services stress the importance of students landing internships as a first step to working in their desired field.

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Hamburguer

UB students organize strike with Fight for $15 to raise minimum wage

03/26/15 11:23pm | By SAMANTHA BRENNER

In the Student Union Flag Room on Wednesday, Frieh and Joel Inbody, a graduate sociology student, and a D’Youville student spoke at the panel. They discussed the workers’ right to unionize without backlash from managers and owners, the working conditions in fast food restaurants, cruel and exploitative managers and the struggles people face living on the current minimum wage – $8.75 in New York State.

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UB students share their experience with UB’s dorm lottery

03/24/15 10:24pm | By DANI GUGLIELMO

Some schools let students pick their rooms based on when they submit their deposit, but not UB. As an attempt to avoid a lack of housing and to assign on-campus housing to students, UB Campus Living has created a lottery system that randomly assigns students reservation numbers based on how many semesters they’ve spent living on campus.

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Building Buffalo through ‘Prosperity’ scholarship

03/12/15 6:45pm | By DANI GUGLIELMO

Juweria Dahir, a senior sociology major, moved from Mogadishu to Britain in 2002 to escape the sectarian violence in Somalia.

Dahir now promises to serve the refugee women in Buffalo and continue empowering women.

The Prentice Family Foundation created the Western New York Prosperity Scholarship Program for “entrepreneurial civic-minded students” like Dahir, according to a 2013 UB Graduate School news and events article.

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Students in UB's Haiti Medical Mission save lives in Haiti

03/10/15 9:51pm | By SOPHIA MCKEONE

UB’s Haiti Medical Mission is working to prevent the problems that arise when people don’t have access to health care from increasing. The mission is a five-day medical clinic in Fontaine, Haiti. It’s conducted and fundraised by UB’s first-year medical students through the Friends of Fontaine organization that is dedicated to supporting community-based development in Haiti.

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