The Student Association is planning to hold Fall Fest this semester, but the event will likely be smaller due to COVID-19 restrictions, room reservation issues and vendor capacity problems, according to members of the SA e-board.
The Student Association will focus its advocacy efforts almost exclusively on student mental health, its e-board said during an interview with The Spectrum Monday.
On Sept. 28, 37 international students had their F-1 visa statuses terminated for failing to submit an I-94 form within 30 days of their arrival on campus, thus revoking their legal immigration status.
The first Distinguished Speakers Series lecture has been rescheduled to Thursday, Nov. 4 after being postponed last week due to undisclosed circumstances.
UB has received a $293,000 grant to build micro-credential training courses for computer science department faculty.
UB President Satish Tripathi delivered his 10th annual State of the University Address Friday morning in Slee Hall.
UB will celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day the second Monday of every October, with events and activities honoring and celebrating Indigenous people. But only the Faculty Senate is empowered to cancel classes that day, according to the university.
UB’s 2021-22 Distinguished Speakers Series was scheduled to begin this Wednesday, but the first lecture has been postponed due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
UB enrolled 32,332 students this fall, 16 fewer than last year’s record total of 32,348 students. That number includes students enrolled in university programs on UB’s North, South and Downtown campuses, as well as its Singapore and India programs.
UB is temporarily moving its Student Health Services center to a single-story building near North Campus, the university announced in a UBNow story last week.
A $28 million renovation of Crosby Hall commenced on Sept. 22, according to a UBNow story. The project will restore the historical architecture of the building while improving student learning facilities and advancing UB’s sustainability initiatives, the university says. It is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2023.
Roughly 800 students — approximately 8.2% of the graduating Class of 2020 — walked the Alumni Arena stage Friday for UB’s first in-person commencement ceremony since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s mandate that all health care workers receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine took effect Monday, potentially affecting hundreds of UB-affiliated health care employees.
Students’ dining options keep getting thinner.
Students looking to visit Canada in the near future will face restrictions due to Canadian COVID-19 requirements. Canada requires all visitors be fully vaccinated and present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 72 hours before entering the country.