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Squire Hall on South Campus.
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Suspect connected to South Campus thefts to face charges

A woman banned from UB property on Jan. 14 is facing charges after University Police found her to be connected to five thefts reported on several of UB’s South Campus buildings. UPD is currently working with the Erie County District Attorney’s office to indict Wright, covering all the thefts into one plea agreement in the coming months.


Vaughn Law, sophomore communication major
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Intersecting identities

Vaughn Law says they struggled to be open with their bisexuality while embracing their Hong Kong-Vietnamese culture.  Since their intersecting cultures have “similar values,” including a “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach to sexuality, they feared coming out. And today, only some family members know of their sexuality.


SA President Yousouf Amolegbe having a conversation with the Board of Directors during a recess period at the meeting Tuesday.
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Student Association president’s fate in limbo after six-hour meeting, board of directors planning meeting to further discuss

The Student Association Board of Directors spent six hours Tuesday night discussing the suspension of SA President Yousouf Amolegbe and voted against lifting his suspension. Close to 80 students –– many of whom came in support of Amolegbe –– watched, spoke and shared their thoughts during and after the meeting, which lasted from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 12 a.m. Wednesday.


The site of Friday night's collision where UB students and an Amherst Police vehicle collided.
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UB students, Amherst police officer in car crash identified

Amherst police released the names of the five UB students and the Amherst police officer involved in the Jan. 31 Sheridan Drive car crash on Friday.  APD identified the officer involved as John Rusch and the five UB students as driver Brenna Sullivan, passengers Cara Wojtach, Mary Devaney, Savanna Hinten and Sophia Calleo. 


  SA President Yousouf Amolegbe addresses students during an SA town hall meeting in November.  
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SA president suspended due to deal with rapper, according to board of directors member

A member of the Student Association Board of Directors (BOD) told The Spectrum, on the condition of anonymity, the primary reason for SA President Yousouf Amolegbe’s suspension is that Amolegbe planned to host rapper Fivio Foreign at SA’s Trap Fest on the same night he planned to host the rapper for an event hosted by RAGE Boyz Entertainment, a company he is co-CEO of.  Under Amolegbe’s deal, SA would have paid Fivio Foreign $9,500, which would cover his transportation to Buffalo and enable RAGE Boyz to book him for “much cheaper,” according to the BOD member. The deal was stopped before it was finalized. The BOD member said SA and university professional staff stopped the deal, while other officials said Amolegbe stopped the deal.


Yousouf Amolegbe (center) after winning the SA election last year. Amolegbe has been indefinitely suspended by the Board of Directors on Friday night.
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Student Association president indefinitely suspended for alleged conflict-of-interest violations

The Student Association’s Board of Directors voted to suspend SA President Yousouf Amolegbe on Friday.  The vote came after SA’s Rules, Administration and Government Oversight Committee (RAGO) found Amolegbe guilty of nine SA policy violations, including alleged conflict-of-interest violations concerning his role as co-CEO of entertainment company RAGE Boyz, according to Amolegbe. 


Students using computers at the Lockwood Cybrary.
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UBIT explains Friday’s campus-wide network outage

Last Friday, UB experienced a campus-wide network outage which caused either a steady or complete loss of connection, according to UB Information and Technology.  The campus-wide outage was caused by the network’s core primary router hardware failing and rebooting, according to UBIT, then a “few seconds later” the same thing happened to its backup router.


The site of Friday night's collision where UB students and an Amherst Police vehicle collided.
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Friday crash leaves five students injured, two critically injured, as of Saturday

Five students were injured, two critically injured, as of Saturday morning following a Friday night car accident on Sheridan Drive near Sweet Home Road, according to Amherst Police.  A 20-year-old student from Centereach, NY was driving a 2012 Chevrolet when the vehicle and Amherst Police vehicle collided shortly before midnight, according to the Amherst Police. UB spokesperson Cory Nealon says Amherst Police is investigating the collision.


The International Student Services office is located on the second floor of Talbert Hall.
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Iranian students fear immigration hardships may amplify during political tension

Graduate student Gheysar Jebelli* tries to avoid news stories about his home country, Iran. They upset him and distract him from his academic studies.    But when his friend texted him on Jan. 8 that Iran had fired missiles at an Iraqi airbase housing U.S. troops in retaliation for the U.S.’ assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, Jebelli became distressed. He kept his eyes glued to the headlines.


Construction of One World Café blocks the entrance to Capen Hall. Printers in the first floor of Capen Hall are also relocated on the second floor.
NEWS

Construction ‘confusion’

Navigating North Campus has left some students “confused” during syllabus week, as the on-going One World Café construction, which began May 20, has led to certain areas being closed off.


The International Student Services office is located on the second floor of Talbert Hall.
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Iranian students fear immigration hardships may amplify during political tension

Graduate student Gheysar Jebelli* tries to avoid news stories about his home country, Iran. They upset him and distract him from his academic studies.    But when his friend texted him on Jan. 8 that Iran had fired missiles at an Iraqi airbase housing U.S. troops in retaliation for the U.S.’ assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, Jebelli became distressed. He kept his eyes glued to the headlines.






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