Spring is here, but that doesn’t mean you’re not still panicking to figure out your schedule. Most students may have a heavy workload already and are looking for classes that are more enjoyable rather than tedious. We’ve compiled some classes that are not only worthwhile to take, but won’t feel so burdensome once midterm and final exams season hits. This list should come in handy after UB extended the spring semester add/drop deadline to 11:59 p.m. on Thursday.
Ben Meister, Ethan Pitts, Michael Herrick and their Jeep-driving friend Grady became the most popular guys on campus Wednesday; after Barstool Buffalo shared a video of them shredding across campus on Instagram. University Police reported three incidents of illegal car-rear skiing on Wednesday. The freshman group’s ski trip was a product of YouTube inspiration, 10 years of skiing experience and having a friend with a car –– something not all freshmen are used to.
James Currie is worried about the future of UB’s Music Library. Since he came to UB 15 years ago, he said, he has seen dramatic changes to the library.
It was 1970 and Bruce Jackson was eating his typical dinner near South Campus. But Jackson, a new faculty member at the time, noticed trouble.
Nearly every day at UB’s Counseling Services office, mental health officials respond to a student in a state of crisis, university reports show.
Water from fountains around campus is H2Okay, according to a Spectrum study. Though the pH of water from some fountains fell below recommended U.S. Environmental Protection Agency levels, the water on North Campus was consistently safe to drink and free of harmful metals like lead, the study found.
One of the most celebrated American holidays is fast approaching: Black Friday. This week, millions will stampede into chain clothing stores across the nation to snag the hottest trends. But if you prefer not to join the masses in this major frenzy, try visiting some locally owned stores instead.
In 1984, UB built the Student Activities Center, now called the Student Union. Now, 34 years later, UB is looking to update the most-populated building for students on campus. SA leaders, club officials and other UB community members gathered on Wednesday in SU Room 250 to discuss plans to move the union into the current century.
Daae Jung said she believes international students should demand a refund from UB. “I mean what are [international students] getting, other than this really traumatizing experience of isolation and even humiliation,” Jung, a graduate student in the English department, asked.
From 2002 to 2006, Dr. Zachary Schlader controlled the post as a power forward for the Austin Peay State University Governors basketball team. But there was an off-the-court problem. Schlader’s class schedule conflicted with hoops. As a biology major, he needed to take chemistry and biology labs, but practice got in the way.
It’s 1993 and Kim Greenfield is sitting on her living room floor, talking on the phone with Nirvana’s attorneys. She’s shuffling through 30 pages of paperwork for the grunge band’s upcoming UB performance when she sees an interesting detail in the band’s requests.
Rebecca Kennedy spent two years recovering from her drug addiction. Kennedy, who started smoking cigarettes at 12 years old, is now a 24-year-old mother. As her five-month-old son Jaxson plays on her lap, Kennedy said she feels like she’s been judged her whole life.
A number of deans, faculty and staff donate primarily to Democrats, according to political donation data –– a stark contrast to UB Council members, who give money across party lines, records show.
One in five women experience sexual violence while in college, according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Forty-eight students have experienced sexual violence after arriving to UB, according to UB’s 2017-18 Sexual Assault Prevention Program. Through education and workshops, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is looking to make a change.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) discussed immigration, the U.S. economy and climate concerns during a town hall event at UB on Friday. Gillibrand, who is running for re-election on Nov. 6, answered questions for roughly an hour at Slee Hall. Jean Wactawski-Wende, dean of the School of Public Health and Health Professions, moderated the town hall, but no attendee who asked questions identified themselves as a student.
As an avid bathroom user –– mostly due to high consumption of C3 –– I have become a campus bathroom connoisseur. Through my two years at UB, I’ve used almost every male bathroom on North Campus. When duty calls, you don’t refuse.