UB reported 1,060 on-campus cases of COVID-19 this academic year.
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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.
In a letter to President Satish Tripathi dated March 2, the UB Campus Governance Leaders group requested that the university immediately create a joint Safety and Health Committee with United University Professions, the bargaining unit for SUNY faculty and professional staff members.
SUNY faculty union petitions Gov. Cuomo to expand vaccine eligibility to all in-person university employees
United University Professions, the bargaining unit for SUNY faculty and professional staff members, called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a letter and petition Wednesday to explicitly include “all in-person higher education staff” in the state’s 1b vaccination phase.
St. Bonaventure University President Dennis DePerro passed away Monday from COVID-19 complications. He was 62.
Colleges and universities in New York State that are testing at least 25% of their total on-campus students, faculty and staff per week will only be required to suspend in-person classes and activities if the positivity rate of their on-campus population reaches 5% over a rolling 14-day period, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday in a press release.
UB will be accepting nominations for the renaming of Porter Quadrangle, an Ellicott Complex residence hall, through March 22, President Satish Tripathi announced in an email to the UB community Monday.
This year was The Year. Sure, every year is The Year if you ask Bills Mafia, but this year was The Year. The Bills, who hadn’t made it beyond the wild card round since 1995, were finally on the brink of going to the Super Bowl!
Members of the UB community are split on whether the university’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic during the fall semester was “successful” or “inexcusable.” Either way, the university returned to hybrid learning for the spring semester on Monday.
Krish Patel often thought of what it would be like to vote in his first presidential election.