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.
Buffalo is known for our unfortunate sports teams and our love of chicken wings. But embedded deep into the cold tundra are a number of frigidly haunted places. Here are just a few of the Queen City’s most spooky locations. Take a visit … if you dare.
The Student Association Senate did not comply with Open Meetings Law, according to state top open-government officialBy BENJAMIN BLANCHET | Oct. 22, 2018
The Student Association didn’t notify The Spectrum or other news media in advance of its last Senate meeting, a public meeting where students move and distribute student activity fee money. The SA President Gunnar Haberl, chairperson of the SA Senate meeting on Oct. 11, said he was following SA’s past “precedent” by not alerting media.
On Sept. 28, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The earthquake triggered a roughly 10-foot-high tsunami. The tsunami struck land and hit Palu, Indonesia. The official death toll, as of Oct. 17, is 2,100, according to a report by the World Health Organization. Six hundred eighty people are missing, according to the report.
For William Regan, the UB Distinguished Speakers Series is all about the process. Regan, director of the Office of University Events, said some event preparations may not hold a lot of glamour, but the behind-the-scenes brunt work by his staff and other UB units makes its all possible by showtime.
I value every reader of this newspaper, and I also value every non-reader. Two weeks ago, I posted my first UB Secrets article on /r/UBReddit. The post received over 1,800 views, and 37 upvotes as a majority of users responded with rays of positivity. But some users were much more critical.
It’s a Sunday night, and Alexa Ringer just returned home from her three-day excursion in Canada’s Algonquin Provincial Park. But a weekend is nothing compared to her outdoor accomplishment two years ago before she came to UB.
Over a decade since its completion, North Campus’ radio tower still stands high above the student body. The 443-foot tower was built for WBFO, the UB-founded radio station from 1959-2012, and for additional tenants to improve their signal quality. After Buffalo’s public radio station WNED acquired the station’s rights in 2012, UB kept the tower, which houses six tenants today.
Fall is in full swing and with Halloween quickly approaching, there are a number of events students can enjoy throughout the Queen City. As the winds pick up, enjoy the autumn weather while it lasts and take advantage of a few of these events this week.
UB community members gathered this past weekend to discuss influential moments in local LGBTQ and feminist history. On Friday and Saturday, UB’s Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies, the English department and history department, among others, hosted a symposium, street tour and archival tour of Buffalo’s queer, transgender and feminist milestones. The departments held the event on Friday and Saturday on South Campus, at Buffalo State College and throughout downtown Buffalo.
The Faculty Student Association says its 1964 land purchase for students came from a mixture of student activity fees and other organizational resources. For three decades, FSA, a UB-controlled nonprofit known to most students as Campus Dining & Shops, has claimed it had no idea how much money went into the $785,500 it used to buy a piece of land in Amherst in 1964. This month, FSA lawyer Terry Gilbride of the law firm Hodgson Russ wrote that a “portion” of FSA’s funds used to purchase the 1964 land “did originally come from student [activity] fees collected by FSA” and the “balance of the purchase price came from other FSA resources which did not derive from student activity fees.”
Before she founded New York Fashion Week in the 1990s, Fern Mallis built her artistic foundations as a student in UB’s fine arts department. Mallis, a ’69 UB alum and fashion icon, discussed her experiences in the world of fashion to a sold-out crowd in 403 Hayes Hall Thursday night. The event marked the beginning of the university’s new speaker series featuring alumni and the lessons they’ve learned in their respective fields.
If students, faculty or staff sense danger, they can connect with University Police with just a tap on their phone from now on.
There are some residents on South Campus who aren’t paying their Campus Living fees, but UB doesn’t mind. These feathered residents are peregrine falcons, a New York State endangered species whose presence on campus is both encouraged and monitored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Students, faculty and staff can tune in to the falcons’ moves too. A “Falcon Cam” near a nesting box on Mackay Heating Plant on South Campus records a constant live video of the resident birds and allows the DEC to actively monitor the nest and allows the public to do the same, without disturbing the birds.