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Letter to the Editor

In Friday's issue of the Spectrum, Dylan Hall advocated that in response to the recent attacks upon innocent civilians from around the world, the United States should withdraw its military presence from the Middle East.


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Lee Road Plan Combines Retail Shops With Student Housing

Continuing UB's trend toward a self-sufficient university community, a structure tentatively dubbed the "Lee Road Master Plan," has been proposed to fill the vacant space between the Student Union and the Ellicott complex with apartment-style housing and retail stores."[We are] only developing a master plan on what 'could' be done," stated Vice President for Student Affairs Dennis Black in a letter to the Spectrum, adding "[The] most aggressive schedule would lead to the start of one of up to five [construction] phases as early as the end of 2002."The complex itself "would have a city feel and try and keep the community feel we have on this campus," said Clifford Wilson, associate vice president for student affairs.


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Letter to the Editor

The Spectrum's Diversity Corner on Sikh religious history published on Sept. 21st contains a misquote.Primarily, Sikhism does not allow proselytization; such behavior generally stems from tremendous amounts of ego, and Sikhs are supposed to be humble and believe in the equality of all religions.


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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

You've got to respect the football team - and not because they won. I'll grant you one in the W column, especially as it's the team's first in 18 road games, is something of a novel triumph and deserves the appropriate accolades, but the reason they deserve respect is not that they won, but that they played.


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Management's LEAP Program Helps UB Students Land Internships

Many students spent this summer working at internships in hope of finding their dream job. Some students returned with job offers, some with valuable work experience, and others gained an expertise in alphabetizing files.UB's School of Management, through its Learning Experimentally in an Academic Practicum (LEAP) program, placed over 300 students in internships last summer, some of whom have learned more about the business world than any class could teach them."There are many good internships and many bad ones ... we try to weed out the bad ones so students can make the most of their opportunity," said Geraldine Kogler, director of the LEAP office since its inception 23 years ago."When a company comes to us with a request we get details on what exactly the students will be doing before we post the jobs on our Web site ... we avoid clerical positions and companies that are looking for free help.


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UB Researcher Develops Volcano Risk Map

Thanks to a team of researchers from UB and the National University of Mexico, authorities in regions at-risk of volcano eruptions now have a way of detecting the direction of lava flow - and possibly mitigating harm from previously unpredictable eruptions.The risk map developed by Michael Sheridan, UB professor and volcanologist, will enable scientists to predict which populated areas will be affected in the event of an eruption, as well as providing alternative routes and locations for evacuation.The Popocatepetl volcano is located in a populous vicinity of Mexico containing approximately 30 million people, only 60 kilometers from Mexico City, and has been active since December 1994."There is a better than 50 percent confidence that if the next big eruption is similar in size to the eruption of 800 AD - the last big event - this map will portray the areas likely to be affected," said Sheridan.If successful, the risk map will help alleviate the pressure on Mexican authorities by making emergency evacuation safer and more effective."Civil Protection Authorities use hazard/risk maps to formulate plans for emergency response and evacuation.


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Letter to the Editor

Last week, our worst nightmare became a reality. Thousands of lives were lost after a massive terrorist attack destroyed the World Trade Center in New York, damaged the Pentagon in Washington and crashed a plane in Pennsylvania.


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Letter to the Editor

While there are ideological differences between cultures that were a significant cause for last Tuesday's attack, we cannot simply say that they attacked us due to their opposition to our "freedom" or our "way of life." We must keep in mind that we have taken many actions that spur this anger.Our constant military interference in other nations is bound to make enemies for us.


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Bush

"This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take awhile."After President Bush made this statement to the press on Monday, the reaction he received was beyond his expectations.Muslims at home and abroad condemned the use of the word "crusade." Much of the criticism is based on its historical implications; the Crusades were a series of disastrous holy wars that killed millions of Muslims.


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"Blood, Sweat and Dollars for NYC Victims"

Since last Tuesday's tragedies, several organizations at UB have coordinated efforts to help ease the suffering of their victims.Over the past week, the amount of blood needed for transfusions has increased dramatically, leading to a nationwide surge in blood drives.


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Anti-Terrorism

It was not just the scope of last Tuesday's attacks against New York and Washington, D.C. that stunned the nation, but the methods the terrorists utilized.


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Fresh Art On Display at Albright-Knox

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery's newest exhibit, "Fresh: Recent Acquisitions," is just that - fresh.Bringing together an impressive collection of modern and contemporary artists, the Albright-Knox has made this a holistic experience rather than a simple display of art.


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Settling In

Sitting in my room, more than a week past the tragedy that occurred in New York, I can't help but to just stare off into space and think about my position on what happened.



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