In Monday's feedback, Fabio Albertin criticized The Spectrum for printing an opinion piece that he considered "biased and discriminating religious propaganda." I am glad that Albertin brought up the topic of discrimination, because the sort of censorship that he supports seems discriminatory on the grounds of both freedom of speech and freedom of religion.A student publication at a state school cannot and should not practice content-based viewpoint discrimination.
Miami (OH) 30, Akron 27Miami quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hit receiver Eddie Tillitz with a 70-yard touchdown pass with no time remaining, scoring a last-second, come-from-behind-victory over the Akron Zips in front of a hometown crowd last weekend.Miami began the game looking like they would need no last-minute heroics leaping out to a 17-3 lead early in the second quarter on a 47-yard touchdown run by running back Steve Little.
There are those who think ignorance is bliss. It is better not to know. It is better to go about our days as zombies and let others deal with things.But I can defend this by arguing in times of war it is pertinent that the country is behind its leaders.
"Peace is Passive"Walking from the bus to the Student Union to Clemens Hall, the statement struck me as the most ridiculous of last week's countless sidewalk scribblings.Others included "Bombs Don't Discriminate," "Nothing kills innocent people like war," and perhaps the most humorous, "Force George to read a book for every bomb."The "Peace is Passive" comment seems ridiculous to me because I have been wondering what exactly it means for days now.
Although the scoreboard didn't reflect it, UB did have a winner at Homecoming.Sophomore Dan Nilsson won the Division of Athletic's "Survivor" contest between the game's first and second quarters Saturday afternoon, and took home a $1,000 prize.
Although the prospect of a university hospital at UB has often been raised in light of recent medical school woes, the economic hardships of university hospitals in the SUNY system and nationwide have pushed the idea to the background.In their review of UB's graduate medical student residency program, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education cited among other concerns a lack of an overall administrative plan, along with overworked residents completing an insufficient amount of research.
Dennis BlackVice President for Student Affairs542 Capen HallTelephone: 645-2982E-mail: email@example.comThe PositionDennis Black's position as chief Student Affairs officer requires him to design and implement policies in the interests of UB's 24,000 students.The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for: Student Union and Activities, Residence Life, Public Safety, Faculty-Student Association, Special Events, Campus Transportation and Parking, Student Health Services, the Counseling Center, the Living Well Center, Career Planning and Placement, Judicial Affairs, Student Leadership and Development, Multicultural Affairs, Disability Service, Child Care and Student Insurance.The PersonBlack earned both his bachelor's and juris doctorate degrees from UB in the 1970s.Black began his career at UB as the executive director of Sub-Board I Inc. from 1978 to 1981.
No matter what meal plan a student chooses, he is rarely satisfied. Declining balance provides convenience, but at a price; meal plans offer cheaper food, but at set hours and in pre-determined quantities.Many UB students, particularly those living in the residence halls, take advantage of meal plans due to their convenience and tax-exempt status, while others opt out entirely."I am a junior and I do not have a meal plan or [Dinning Dollars] anymore because I would never eat the food," said Dale Skir, a legal studies major.The Faculty Student Association, currently UB's dominant food service, is a not-for-profit corporation organized to handle certain auxiliary enterprises on campus.The company is responsible for administering the UB card system, dining services, vending machines, catering, convenience stores, summer storage, refrigerator rentals and athletic concessions.Not all students have the freedom to decide whether to utilize FSA's services; freshmen living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan for both semesters of their first year."This was done to help freshmen better acclimate themselves to living away from home.
The UB women's cross-country squad earned first place Friday afternoon in the UB Invitational meet.
As Americans nationwide struggle to deal with the pain inflicted more than a month ago, small readings throughout the community have been helping local poets express their feelings and deal with grief.Poets for Peace, an international organization founded in the 1990s, is sponsoring readings in Buffalo where local poets can come together and express thoughts and emotions regarding the attacks of Sept.
With the nation is still reeling from the World Trade Center attacks, researchers at UB have already begun to study ways to minimize damage resulting from similar structural collapses.A team of four civil engineers from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences traveled to the World Trade Center wreckage site Sept.
UB professor Robert Creeley, a central figure in Buffalo's literary community and one of the country's most praised living poets, was named the eighth recipient of the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award last month.Creeley, 75, is the fourth poet to win the $200,000 award for "writers who have made significant contributions to English-language literature." A past winner of Yale's prestigious Bollingen Prize, Creeley is the author of over 75 individual works, including the recently published collection "Just in Time."He has worn many professional hats beside poet, including editor, literary critic, essayist and lecturer.