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UB enrolled 32,332 students this fall, 16 fewer than last year’s record total of 32,348 students. That number includes students enrolled in university programs on UB’s North, South and Downtown campuses, as well as its Singapore and India programs.
Before Saturday, the biggest event Saumya Gilra had ever planned was a bake sale for her high school’s Key Club.
UB students will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 2 to cast their vote for mayor of Buffalo and other local races. Incumbent Byron Brown (I) is running a write-in campaign against Democratic nominee India Walton (D) in a showdown the city won’t soon forget.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s mandate that all health care workers receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine took effect Monday, potentially affecting hundreds of UB-affiliated health care employees.
The Stampede bus fleet is currently operating with 20% fewer drivers than normal due to a national bus driver shortage, according to a UBNow article.
After spending the fall 2020 semester entirely online in his home country of Nigeria, Namhe Itegboje was excited to begin the spring semester on campus.
A UB Alert was sent out at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday reporting a dumpster fire in the Ellicott Tunnel near Wilkeson Quadrangle. Wilkeson, the Academic Center and part of Spaulding were evacuated.
Like thousands of other students, Marissa Kasper returned to campus on Monday excited to tackle the fall semester.
UB reported 1,060 on-campus cases of COVID-19 this academic year.
All SUNY and CUNY in-person students will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 starting in the fall semester, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in a tweet Monday.
Brian Hamluk has been selected to serve as the university’s vice president for student life, effective June 1, President Satish Tripathi announced in an email to the UB community Monday.
UB administrators showcased their progress on the university’s Climate Action Plan in a Zoom panel Thursday.
SA e-board elections are ongoing and will conclude Friday at 5 p.m.
The Student Association will hold a referendum this week in which students can vote to reinstate or veto the mandatory student activity fee for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years despite having previously held a vote on the same issue last semester. The referendum will be held in conjunction with regular officer elections.
The Faculty Senate Executive Committee declined to add student wellness days to the spring calendar during a Wednesday afternoon meeting, choosing instead to encourage professors “to be flexible” with grading and assignments.
The Student Association e-board and assembly speaker met with university administrators last Thursday to discuss the academic calendar and the potential addition of wellness days, as permitted — but not required — under SUNY guidelines.
UB is in the “preliminary” stages of developing an on-campus student vaccination site, according to university spokesperson John DellaContrada.
The Student Association Assembly passed a resolution Wednesday calling on President Satish Tripathi and the Faculty Senate to add mandatory “student wellness days” to the academic calendar.
Zaw Oo Ko is afraid he won’t be able to leave Burma* to attend classes at UB next fall due to a year-long state of emergency imposed by the military.