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Business, science majors dominate UB as humanities lose enrollment

05/06/15 4:05am | By Tom Dinki

Business is the largest major at UB with 3,166 students registered in the fall of 2014, which beat out engineering for the largest major at UB by 54 students. While UB has had enrollment increases of over 40 percent in the fields of engineering, biological and biomedical sciences and computer sciences in the past 10 years, liberal arts like English literature, foreign languages, history and the visual and performing arts decreased by around 40 percent, according to statistics the university gave to The Spectrum.


Giving back to the community: students volunteer for UB Pride and Service Day

05/06/15 1:08am | By JASHONDA WILLIAMS

One hundred and eighty-five students spent their Saturday morning cleaning up churches, gardening, building homes and mentoring children in the City of Buffalo for UB Pride and Service Day.

UB Pride and Service Day – the final of four annual community service events organized by the Office of Student Engagement throughout the year – was held on Saturday and students from various on-campus organizations volunteered in the effort.


UB's Faculty Senate unable to pass textbook regulations amid low voter turnout

05/05/15 11:54pm | By GABRIELA JULIA

The Faculty Senate could have passed regulation on professors assigning their own textbooks on Tuesday, but the vote was not held because only 39 out of the required 44 voting members were in attendance. The Faculty Senate Executive Committee may decide to vote on the matter themselves on Wednesday in place of a full faculty vote. If not, the policy won’t be voted on until next semester


UB Spectrum editors win big in Society of Professional Journalists' Mark of Excellence regional competition

04/21/15 10:31pm | By ASHLEY INKUMSAH

The Society of Professional Journalists (SJP) recognized three Spectrum editors on Monday for awards in SPJ’s Mark of Excellence regional competition. Former managing editor Lisa Khoury won the in-depth reporting category for her investigative story ‘Animal Heights’ and current staff members Sara DiNatale and Emma Janicki were finalists for breaking news and general reporting, respectively.