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Letter to the editor

(04/01/19 3:40am)

Lately, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee has found itself in quite a muddle. They’ve failed to pass a resolution to address the non-living stipends of graduate student employees on this campus. Though, I’ve read in The Spectrum that they had time to discuss my last letter to the editor, which was deemed a “pretty gross mischaracterization” of their voting down a resolution for a living wage. It’s always gratifying to hear one is being read, and this creates a nice opportunity for me to explore what’s really gross about this mire: that rather than approve a proposal that would substantially affect the lives of thousands of graduate students the FSEC is quibbling over tone. 

Exclusive Q&A with acclaimed journalist Ronan Farrow

(03/29/19 3:33pm)

Ronan Farrow has gone from a 15-year-old college graduate to joining a White House administration at 22. Farrow, now 31, has been heralded for his reporting on sexual abuse cases, winning the Pulitzer for his reporting on the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal. Farrow had an exclusive interview with The Spectrum shortly before his speech in the Center for the Arts for the 32nd Distinguished Speakers Series. 

Letter to the editor

(03/28/19 6:25am)

I am writing to express my displeasure with the publication of the "Letters From the Editors" and similar in the March 14 edition of The Spectrum. The choice to publish these pieces in place of secondary source coverage of Saturday's Fiesta is not only disrespectful to the winning KSA, but to the rest of the performers, Gunnar Haberl, Elise Helou and the entire student body. 

Meet the Candidates: UB SA 2019-20 president, vice president, treasurer

(03/28/19 7:34am)

Student Association executive board elections for the 2019-20 year will run April 2-4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. The president, vice president and treasurer of the e-board are paid a combined total of $45,000 per year, and are responsible for managing a budget of over $4 million paid for by UB students’ mandatory student activity fee. Here is a breakdown of candidates running for e-board elections: