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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A proposal that would require faculty members to conduct research relevant to the community as a condition for tenure is currently under review by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.Robert G.
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.