UB students celebrated Tuesday after a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of two murder counts and one manslaughter count for his role in the death of George Floyd.
UB President Satish Tripathi wrote in a statement Tuesday that he hopes Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict leads community members to “transform this moment in our collective history into a turning point for genuine reconciliation and change.”
Students will have few options when they head to the virtual polls this week to vote for the 2021-22 SA e-board.
The Student Association will hold a referendum this week in which students can vote to reinstate or veto the mandatory student activity fee for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years, despite having previously held a vote on the same issue last semester.
UB President Satish Tripathi announced UB will hold 17 in-person commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021 in an email to the campus community on Friday.
UB President Satish Tripathi released a statement Friday acknowledging the trauma experienced by members of the UB community during the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.
The Faculty Senate Executive Committee declined to add student wellness days to the spring calendar during a Wednesday afternoon meeting, choosing instead to encourage professors “to be flexible” with grading and assignments.
The Student Association e-board and assembly speaker met with university administrators last Thursday to discuss the academic calendar and the potential addition of wellness days, as permitted — but not required — under SUNY guidelines.
The UB Faculty Senate’s Academic Policies and Grading Committee will hold a closed-door meeting with Student Association Assembly Speaker Austin Wolfgang Tuesday evening to discuss a resolution calling on the university to add “mandatory wellness days” to the academic calendar.
UB will postpone plans to open an on-campus vaccination site after federal authorities called for an immediate nationwide pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to concerns of rare but severe blood clots.
A door to Room 145 in the Student Union — one of UB’s on-campus COVID-19 testing sites — was left unlocked over the weekend, giving visitors unrestrained access to roughly 3,200 COVID-19 tests and valuable PPE.
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced Friday that students at the state’s 64 public institutions will not be required to get vaccinated for COVID-19 ahead of the fall semester.
Spectrum senior sports editor Anthony DeCicco took home first prize for sports column writing at the Society of Professional Journalists’ (SPJ) Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards Saturday.
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced the opening of a new COVID-19 testing laboratory located on UB’s south campus Monday.
Only seven students held signs asking UB administrators for academic relief as part of a UB Feeling Burnt Out demonstration at Flint Loop Wednesday.
The “Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act,” which was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, states that anyone over the age of 21 may carry up to three ounces of cannabis and 24 grams of cannabis concentrate, along with a maximum of 12 plants per household — six mature and six immature plants.
SUNY will provide 18,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to residential students across 34 campuses prior to the end of the spring semester, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced Tuesday.
UBmail will completely transition to Microsoft Exchange Online within the next three-to-four years for both students and faculty, according to J. Brice Bible, vice president and chief information officer for UBIT.
UB is in the “preliminary” stages of developing an on-campus student vaccination site, according to university spokesperson John DellaContrada.