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Letter To The Editor

Regarding your editorial in The Spectrum, I must say that it was reassuring to hear the voice of reason calling for patience and composure in light of the more recent tragedies our nation has suffered.


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New NYSSA Delegate Named to Replace Haumesser

After the Student Association was notified that one of UB's New York State Student Assembly Delegates, John Haumesser, would not be returning to the university this semester, Sub Board I Inc. President and recently appointed Interim NYSSA Secretary George Pape was appointed to the vacant position.Because SA's constitution does not specify the process by which a delegate is replaced before the term is complete, SA President Christian Oliver appointed Pape at his discretion."There is nothing in our books that says how to reappoint," said Oliver.


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UB Prof Captures Grief of a Nation on Film

On Sept. 22, UB professor Bruce Jackson hopped a plane to New York City to capture something many of the news cameras had missed: the public grief of an entire city, expressed on 8.5 x 11 sheets of paper, some with detailed information, some just photos of those missing."Every place there was a wall, there was a poster, or just a note sometimes," said Jackson, a Distinguished Professor of English and Samuel P.


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Incoming Freshmen Faced Higher Standards

UB's current freshman class, culled from the school's largest applicant pool ever, ranks among the most accomplished in university history."Our mean score for the SAT has gone steadily up and acceptance rate has gone steadily down," said Sullivan.UB admitted 68.9 percent of its applicants last fall, down from 81.6 percent in 1997.


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Bulls vs. RedHawks

Last season, the Bulls were a missed 21-yard field goal away from pulling off a major upset against perennial MAC East title contender, the Miami of Ohio RedHawks.On a field more fitted to bobsledding or ice fishing than football, they ran wild over the RedHawks, amassing a season-high 290 yards rushing in former Bulls' Head Coach Craig Cirbus's last game.


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Letter To The Editor

My name is Patrick Comerford and I was recently quoted in your newspaper [Oct. 3, "Fall Fest Attracts Small but Devoted Monday Crowd."] I did not say what you quoted me as saying.


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"University Convocation Honors Excellence, Those Who've Passed Away"

Students, faculty and staff gathered in the Center for the Arts for the seventh annual University Convocation Thursday afternoon to honor UB's strongest leaders and brightest talents.The convocation began with a somber procession by the Thundering Herd, UB's marching band, as the flags of the United States and the university's 15 schools and colleges were carried aloft.


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Please Deliver My Mail

I live on a road that doesn't exist. Oak Court, the street sign reads. But there's no street, no pavement, just grass and a bench.Confused?


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Athletics Program to Undergo Certification Process

Last week, UB announced its athletics program will be the subject of a year-long, intensive study as part of the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division I certification program.As a result of joining D-I in 1993, the university is required to undergo a self-run study in an effort to ensure commitment to honesty and equity in the university's athletic programs.Barbara Ricotta, dean of Student Affairs and chair of the study committee, said the study will examine both negative and positive aspects of the athletics program.


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Tenure Considerations

Academics are frequently criticized for isolating themselves in the ivory towers of colleges and universities, often immersing themselves in research to the exclusion of the surrounding community or other overriding public obligations.A proposal currently under consideration by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee would require faculty members to participate in community-relevant research as a condition for tenure.


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Bulls Clip Eagles' Wings

The UB women's volleyball team defeated the Niagara Purple Eagles 3-2 in a grueling match that spanned two hours and 15 minutes Wednesday night at NU.


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SUNY Scholarships

The financial cost of the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States is expected to total in excess of $100 billion over the next two years.


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SUNY Scholarships Offered to Victims' Relatives

A week after hijacked planes destroyed New York City's Twin Towers, Gov. George E. Pataki introduced legislation that, if passed, will provide family members of those killed in the attacks with full scholarships to SUNY institutions or comparable aid to non-public academic institution.Pataki announced plans Sept.


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