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Two thousand, six hundred and ninety UB logins stolen in data breach

05/19/18 1:12pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

Thousands of UB community members’ account information have been hacked.

On Friday, UB confirmed that J. Brice Bible, vice president and chief information officer, is investigating and responding to a breach of 2,690 UBITName accounts. The breach affects 1,800 student accounts, 862 alumni accounts and 28 faculty and staff accounts, according to UB spokesperson John Della Contrada.


News Briefs

02/05/18 12:28am | By News Desk


UB student survives accident during lacrosse team practice

John Miske, a senior business and marketing major, vice president and captain of the UB lacrosse club team, survived an accident that occured during team practice on Jan.


SA Vice President Jamersin Redfern steps down

02/05/18 12:22am | By HARUKA KOSUGI

Jamersin Redfern officially resigned from his position as Student Association vice president on Friday after delivering the news in person to staff members that afternoon.

Redfern finished his coursework for a psychology degree in the fall semester and is stepping down after graduating early because of “undisclosed family issues.”


Winter recap

02/01/18 1:35am | By News Desk

Wondering what happened with that story you were following before break? We've got you covered. Read our rundown on major events that happened over break.


The daily grind

12/04/17 11:08am | By ANNA SAVCHENKO

When it comes to getting Starbucks at The Commons, UB students face a choice: wait in line for up to 30 minutes, or as the baristas call it, “going mobile.”

The UB Commons location has consistently ranked in the top three most popular mobile ordering locations in the U.S., with a total average of 400 to 500 mobile orders per weekday.


News briefs

12/04/17 2:22am | By News Desk


IBM awards UB computer scientists grant to develop energy efficient electronics

IBM has awarded UB computer scientists Tevfik Kosar and Murat Demirbas $75,000 to create software that reduces the energy consumption of computers through IBM’s Open Collaboration Research program, according to a UB news release. The research project called “GreenDataFlow” focuses on reducing power consumption in both hardware and software on Internet connected devices.


Senate narrowly passes controversial tax reform bill

12/04/17 2:21am | By MADDY FOWLER

The Senate passed a massive tax overhaul in the early hours of Saturday morning after several last-minute, handwritten revisions were scribbled in the margins of the 479-page bill.

The measure passed 51 to 49 and would offer large permanent tax cuts to major corporations, such as Apple, General Electric and Goldman Sachs, according to Forbes. The bill aims to reorganize and lower the taxes businesses and corporations pay in order to stimulate economic growth.