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In 2017, the United States population was roughly 324 million people. That same year, more than 330 million people visited national parks. Visitors spent more than 1.44 billion hours in parks, breaking old and setting new records for park attendance across the board, according to the National Park Service.
The UB Council discussed the $650 Boldly Buffalo campaign, One World Café and a tentative on-campus food pantry at its summer meeting on June 11. The nine-person council is made up of prominent community members, alumni and student representative Mike Brown.
A lot happened at UB and within the Buffalo community last academic year. Here’s a breakdown of some of this past year’s highlights and what to keep an eye on this upcoming year.
Most high school students are attracted to sports or clubs, but Gunnar Haberl always gravitated toward student government. As president of his high school class, Haberl loved being involved with decision making at his school.
The financial aid office projects a 200 to 300 student increase of Excelsior Scholarship recipients for the 2018-19 academic year, according to Janessa Givens Daniels, acting senior assistant director of financial aid. As of May 31, the office anticipates roughly 2,400 to 2,500 students with the scholarship.
UB Athletics had the most eventful period in recent memory this past year. UB had three NCAA Tournament-bound teams and plenty of record breaking individual performances. The Spectrum compiled a list highlighting the top 10 sports moments of the year.
Inconsistent road play, scoring problems and mental lapses are not scenarios the Bulls want attributed to their team.
Football (Last year’s record: 6-6, 4-4 Mid-American Conference)
UB softball didn't officially play a home game at Nan Harvey Field until April 3 –– its 29th game of the season. The Bulls dominated against a 1-27 Akron Zips team, beating them 16-1. The 16 runs were the most scored in a single game all season as freshman left fielder Anna Aguon led the offensive explosion, driving in seven.The Bulls played in sub-forty-degree weather along with 74 freezing fans in attendance. One fan stuck out among the rest.
Aly & AJ is still the sister-powered pop rock group from the golden age of Disney, but Aly and AJ Michalka are no longer under anyone’s creative control.
Felisha Legette-Jack has signed a five-year contract, keeping her in Buffalo after a historic season for the Bulls.
UB, University of Rochester and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center are partnering with a new institute to identify and support early-stage drug candidates.
Ten employees from the financial aid office have made “specific complaints” against Director of Financial Aid John Gottardy since his hiring in November 2013, according to a statement from the United University Professions, Buffalo Center Chapter sent to employees last week.
Thousands of UB community members’ account information have been hacked.
A UB Facilities employee removed and threw away stacks of Spectrum newspapers from stands in the Student Union at 11:53 p.m. on Tuesday. A Campus Life employee discarded the remaining stacks on the first floor near the Putnams staircase at 2:16 p.m. Wednesday, according to University Police surveillance reports.
University police are investigating an incident involving an unidentified male exposing himself to a female student in the Parker parking lot early Tuesday morning, according to a UB alert sent Wednesday morning.
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA -- UB’s Heroes of the Storm team fell short Saturday night, losing in the Heroes of the Dorm Grand Finals against No. 2 Université Laval 0-3. The eighth seeded “Improbabull Victory” battled their way to a 3-2 win over No. 5 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, but couldn’t carry its momentum into the final round.
LOS ANGELES -- Allen “FantaFiction” Hu, started playing Blizzard Entertainment’s popular video game, Heroes of the Storm, six months ago for fun. Now, he and his teammates are two victories away from winning over $500,000.
In today’s issue, we reported on our front page about a UB senior adviser in the Educational Opportunity Program who used his office to have sex with a student and text the student sexually suggestive photos and videos. We printed his name despite strong pressure from university officials who feel we should not have done so. We have thought deeply about the implications of including and not including his name, and believe printing his name is in the public interest.