The Spectrum Logo

Two sexual assault incidents reported to UPD

11/16/17 1:56am | By News Desk

Two instances of sexual assault were reported to UPD last week.

UB alerts were not sent out for these incidents, according to UPD Deputy Chief Police Joshua Sticht because he said they did not feel the incidents posed a serious threat.

The Clery Act is a federal law that requires college campuses to alert students about crimes that occur on campus with basic information, such as the date and location of the incident. Because these events occurred “a long time ago or off campus,” UB was not obligated to report them.


News Briefs

11/16/17 1:52am | By News Desk


UB ranked among top universities for international students

UB is ranked among the top 25 institutions for hosting international students. UB is ranked No. 21 by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in the institute’s 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. UB had 7,252 graduate students as of 2016. UB has the third highest graduate student population in New York State and the highest number of graduate students among SUNY institutions.


Main Place bar conditionally approved

11/14/17 9:46pm | By MADDY FOWLER

Buffalo’s Common Council has conditionally approved Anthony Sordetto’s application to open a bar at 3144 Main St. near South Campus. The Council’s unanimous approval is contingent on Sordetto removing the black tint from the establishment’s windows and not marketing to those under 21. Sordetto has agreed to these conditions, according to The Buffalo News. The bar’s approval is good for two years so it can be monitored and reevaluated if it becomes a nuisance.


Censure resolution fails in closed ballot vote

11/14/17 9:31pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

The UB Faculty Senate voted against a resolution to censure Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning Robert Shibley, with 43 opposed, 15 in favor and three abstaining.

The Senate casted secret ballots after hearing from more than a dozen faculty members and administrators from across the university–– including President Satish Tripathi, Provost Charles Zukoski and Dean Shibley ––at Tuesday’s Senate meeting.


The loss of an ‘angel’

11/13/17 1:22pm | By HANNAH STEIN

Steven Jackson lost his son Solomon, a UB football player, nearly two years ago and the hurt still sits heavy. Sometimes, on his way home from work at UPS in Tucker, Georgia, he drives to Solomon’s former high school, parks in the parking lot and cries. He remembers driving Solomon, who had perfect attendance, to and from school for four years.


New Briefs

11/13/17 11:44am | By News Desk


UB students work together to address opioid crisis during Fall Interprofessional Forum

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences hosted “Confronting Opioid Dependence: An Interprofessional Strategy” as part of its annual Fall Interprofessional Forum on Thursday.


UB Wellness Education Services receives 2017 Prevention Excellence Award

11/09/17 2:39pm | By MADDY FOWLER

UB is one of five schools selected for the National Campus Prevention Network’s 2017 Sexual Assault Prevention Excellence Award.

Only schools that ranked in the top six percent of national Sexual Assault Diagnostic Inventory, an assessment that evaluates the strength of a school’s sexual assault prevention efforts, were eligible. Anna Sotelo-Peryea, UB’s violence prevention coordinator, believes UB was selected for the award because of its peer education programs


Black Student Union holds annual ‘Black Solidarity’ rally

11/06/17 7:29pm | By MADDY FOWLER

Roughly 30 students participated in a “Black Solidarity” rally Monday afternoon as part of UB's Black Student Union's Black Solidarity Week.

The rally started in the Student Union Lobby. From there, students marched through the Academic Spine. Demonstrators chanted “Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud,” “No justice, no peace, no racist police” and “This is what democracy looks like.” Some students carried signs. One read “If all lives matter, what’s the issue with black lives matter.” Another declared “United we stand.”


​Amherst Democratic Committee holds rally for local candidates

11/06/17 10:59am | By MADDY FOWLER

The Amherst Democratic Committee held a “Get Out the Vote” rally on Sunday where local Democratic leaders spoke to a crowd of energetic supporters on the importance of voting in the upcoming local elections.

State Senator Tim Kennedy was one of several local Democratic leaders who spoke, including the three Democratic candidates: Sheriff candidate Bernie Tolbert, Comptroller candidate Vanessa Glushefski and County Clerk candidate Steve Cichon.


UB law school alum takes a shot at unseating WNY congressman Chris Collins

11/06/17 10:14am | By SARAH CROWLEY

It was 2 a.m. on Nov. 9 and East Aurora native Sean Bunny was sitting up with his wife, who was crying.

Donald Trump had just been elected president in one of modern history’s most shocking elections. Bunny did the one thing he could think of to stop his wife’s tears––he promised to run against Republican Representative Chris Collins in the next Congressional election.


‘White Lives Matter’ signs posted throughout UB’s North Campus

11/03/17 10:38pm | By News Desk

“White Lives Matter” signs have been spotted on UB's North Campus and in the Allentown area.

The signs, which are satirical, immediately created a buzz on campus.

The posters are purportedly endorsing incumbent Sheriff Tim Howard. The posters read, “White Lives Matter. The Aryan Resistance is proud to endorse to endorse candidate Tim Howard to keep Erie county white.”


Nine months in office: A look at President Trump's impact

11/02/17 6:18pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

College students were not a key base for President Trump in last November’s election; 55 percent voted for Hillary Clinton versus 37 percent for Trump, according to Pew Research Center polls.

Many students remain critical of Trump’s decisions and appointments since he took office. We asked UB students and faculty to reflect on the most memorable decisions of Trump’s presidency so far.


A guide to the local ballot

11/02/17 12:06pm | By MADDY FOWLER

Andrew Weiner believes local elections are the most important part of government in America.

“What happens at the state and local level is more important compared with the federal government,” Weiner, a junior political science major, said.


Excelsior Scholarship spring application now available

11/02/17 11:51am | By SARAH CROWLEY

Students can now apply for the spring semester’s Excelsior Scholarship. The application is available online until Dec. 4.

The scholarship application is for eligible students who missed the fall application deadline; those already receiving the scholarship do not need to apply.

The Excelsior Scholarship, in addition to federal and state aid packages, allows students to attend SUNY or CUNY colleges and universities tuition-free.