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Construction on the Skinnersville Road student-housing complex will continue as scheduled, after a State Supreme Court Justice denied a motion Monday for a preliminary injunction. Amherst resident Rita Forman had requested an injunction to halt construction on the $11 million complex until the underlying lawsuit is resolved.
Last week at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., 700 students attended an impromptu forum discussing Islam and Pakistan. At the University of California at Santa Barbara, 550 students crammed into a 220-seat lecture hall, hoping to extract words of wisdom from a course entitled "Global Conflict."
UB will resume groundwork today on the Skinnersville Road apartment complex after a State Supreme Court justice Tuesday lifted his temporary restraining order, which had halted construction. The order was issued Monday by Justice Vincent E. Doyle as a result of a lawsuit filed by a Skinnersville Road resident who is attempting to bring construction to a standstill.
Skinnersville Road, situated on the northwestern edge of UB's North Campus behind the Ellicott complex, will soon be the location of the university's latest student-housing development - this time, for graduate, professional and married students.
In the midst of national mourning, anxiety, and talk of retaliation, close to 100 UB students attended the Muslim Student Association's panel discussion designed to dispel fear and promote tolerance and inter-cultural communication.
Tolling bells and organ music punctuated the silent solemnity of St. Joseph's Church on Main Street Tuesday night as students, faculty, administrators and community members gathered to mourn and pray for the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks.
The 20th anniversary of Mercy Flight, celebrated Saturday at Woodlawn Beach State Park, held a particularly special meaning for Matthew Schrantz.
"And where are you going to school?"
Unhappy students, an unsightly campus, dull and inaccessible professors and lackluster dorms - that is the picture of UB painted by Princeton Review's 2002 college rankings, released Aug. 20.
Five years ago, some 3,800 students resided on UB's North Campus. Now, over 5,500 students call the Amherst campus home, with a new apartment-style complex cropping up along the perimeter of campus each year since 1998.