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The censure vote was fair, but was the decision just?

11/16/17 1:53am | By SARAH CROWLEY

UB can dismiss a pre-tenure professor without offering a single reason why.

A clause in the professors’ union-negotiated contract upholds this practice; it’s not just a rarely cited, last-resort clause, but rather a policy deans and administrators are specifically advised to follow.


How to get your act together

05/03/15 4:33pm | By Daniel McKeon

It’s the end of the semester and no one really wants to do anything. The worst part is that this is the time where you really need to be doing the most. You need to get your act together. And here’s how.


Letter to the editor

05/03/15 1:51pm

This letter to the editor was written in response to an article published in the May 1 edition of The Spectrum entitled, “The branding initiative.”


Spring Awakening rocks crowd

04/30/15 10:20pm | By REBECCA VINCENT

Spring Awakening opened at the Center for the Arts last week and continues its performances this weekend. If you haven’t yet caught this talented group of students stomping, singing and moving through the struggles of adolescence – you should.


Business is booming in Buffalo – with a little help

04/30/15 4:30pm | By Editorial Board

As Buffalo continues to attract an influx of college graduates looking for work and establish itself as a location for incoming industries downtown, the importance of small businesses to the economy cannot be overlooked. Fortunately, there are several programs in Buffalo that emphasize the role of small businesses and support up and coming companies.


Buffalo Bucket List No. 12-15: Slacking Off

04/30/15 4:18pm | By Daniel McKeon

College is a time of meeting new people, exploring new ideas and growing as a person. But sometimes you just want to do absolutely nothing. Despite popular belief, there are actually different ways of going about doing nothing and certain milestones you can hit in your quest to shirk all responsibilities for a while.


“We the people” must practice what we preach

04/28/15 9:50pm | By JAMES BATTLE

I’m going to preface this column the best way I know how: I AM NOT ADVOCATING VIOLENCE OF ANY KIND. With that out of the way, I’ve seen a lot of hypocrisy lately on social media and in the news regarding how demonstrators are protesting against the police brutality – namely, in the city of Baltimore.


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Turkey cannot deny the Armenian Genocide - and its dark beginnings - any longer

04/23/15 8:48pm | By William Krause

On the night of April 24, 1915, hundreds of members of the Armenian ethnic minority in Constantinople – now the Turkish city of Istanbul – were arrested and shortly killed – the beginning of what would become known as the Armenian Genocide. At its conclusion in 1918, roughly 1.5 million ethnic Armenians were dead. One hundred years later, Turkey – and other nations, including the United States – deny the killing was genocide.