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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.


UB Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate hold Day of Shared Governance

03/08/17 7:02pm | By THOMAS ZAFONTE

The UB Offices of Shared Governance – Faculty Senate and Professional Staff Senate – met Tuesday afternoon in Center for Tomorrow. Along with the two Senates were 10 guest speakers – including Student Association President Matt Rivera and Graduate Student Association (GSA) President Tanja Aho – who participated in a Q&A panel. There were approximately 40 people in attendance.


UB professors weigh in on Gov. Cuomo’s free tuition plan

03/06/17 11:12am | By MADDY FOWLER

Students may be able to attend any SUNY and CUNY schools with free tuition in the near future.

But UB professors are questioning what “free tuition” means.

On Jan. 3, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a proposal to make college tuition-free at all SUNY and CUNY institutions forfamilies making less than $125,000 per year.


UB students question meal plan time gaps

03/06/17 10:59am | By EMA MAKAS

When students are running late for breakfast and the clock hits 10:46 a.m., it is officially too late for them to use their breakfast meal credit.

On weekdays, students can use a breakfast meal swipe from 7 a.m-10:30 a.m. If a student wants to purchase a meal between 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., they must use dining dollars or campus cash


Spectrum Q&A with Eric Holder

02/17/17 9:01pm | By ASHLEY INKUMSAH

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sat down with The Spectrum for a Q&A session before he spoke at UB’s Distinguished Speaker Series on Thursday night. Holder spoke about his early life, gave advice to college students looking to invoke political change on campus and discussed his major gripes with President Donald Trump’s administration.