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Lawsuit doesn’t prompt changes to student-wide judiciary some critics hoped for

(11/08/18 5:22am)

Despite criticism over the summer from a state Supreme Court judge who ruled against the university in a lawsuit, UB has not changed its Student-Wide Judiciary policy to allow students the right to a representative, and its director said there will be no further changes to the office’s policies in the foreseeable future. 

Letter to the editor

(11/08/18 5:17am)

A recent opinion piece published by The Spectrum expressed that UB professors make students uncomfortable when they bring up their political opinions in the classroom because some students inevitably disagree with those views and fear retribution if they speak out. The columnist asserted that because of this, professors should keep their political beliefs out of the classroom. The fear of retribution from professors is ridiculous and the idea that professors should just “shut up and teach,” as is heavily suggested by the piece, is an insult to the ideals of a free and open democratic society.