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More than 1,500 UB students receive Excelsior Scholarships this semester

8 hours ago | By SARAH CROWLEY

More than 1,500 UB students took advantage of the New York State Excelsior Scholarship this year, according to The Buffalo News.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Excelsior Scholarship in April of 2017, as a “last-dollar” initiative to help lower-income students attend college and universities tuition-free. The Excelsior Scholarship covered up to $5,500 for students in 2017-2018, acc


UB Votes Effort releases voter information and Election Day polling locations

10/02/16 6:11pm | By HANNAH STEIN

UB Votes Effort, a new initiative on campus, is working on registering students and faculty to vote before the voter registration deadline on Oct. 14. Students are tabling in the Student Union, across campus and are going into classes as requested to register students to vote. Jude Butch, coordinator of UB Votes and assistant director of student engagement, started the initiative.


Presidential debate rundown

09/27/16 5:52pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump kicked off the first presidential debate on Monday night. NBC Nightly News anchor Lestor Holt moderated the debate, which took place at Hofstra University. Experts projected 100 million viewers would watch the televised debate.


UB College Republicans host debate watch party

09/27/16 2:40pm | By MADDY FOWLER

UB College Republicans hosted the event but students from the Democrat and Libertarian clubs were also present. Attendees were engaged and enthusiastic. Students intermittently cheered and booed for the candidates. Cheers were primarily in response to Republican candidate Donald Trump’s remarks, whereas boos were mostly directed at Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.