Student Association President Yousouf Amolegbe has waited for a follow-up decision on his now five-plus-week suspension, as the SA Board of Directors continues to vote to keep it in place. The BOD met Thursday as SA Treasurer Kendra Harris motioned to reopen the discussion of Amolgebe’s suspension.
Students felt Shira Gabriel was best equipped to help in a hypothetical apocalypse during UB’s annual Life Raft Debate on Wednesday.
Members of the UB Chinese community have raised $19,142 to send medical supplies to hospitals in Hubei province, China after a UB student began a donation program on Jan. 20. Yuqi Pang, a senior marketing major and vice chairwoman of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, started the program on Jan. 20 and joined Chinese students around the world by raising money to stock hospitals in Hubei province with supplies. Pang’s efforts allowed UB Chinese students and local Chinese residents to raise $19,142 for hospitals in Hubei province.
Emma Valvo opened her phone Monday morning to an overwhelming feeling of relief. The social work master’s student had just found out Harvey Weinstein was convicted of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act.
UB student returns to campus from Italy without COVID-19 screening or quarantine, UB taking precautions against coronavirusBy ELIZABETH NAPOLITANO | Mar. 5, 2020
When Gabriella Galizia* returned from her UB study abroad trip to Italy on Friday, no one at JFK screened her for the coronavirus or put her in quarantine. “I flew into JFK and there was no temperature screening,” Galizia said. “There was nothing and that surprised me. It was actually scary. Like I actually would’ve wanted to be screened.”
Students followed along Tuesday as democrats rallied around former Vice President Joe Biden on “Super Tuesday,” when he regained the front-runner position in the 2020 democratic primary.
United University Professions, the SUNY faculty union, rallied for more state funding for SUNY on Feb. 25 at Buffalo State College and at other campuses statewide. Roughly 70 UB and Buffalo State UUP leaders and students, many wearing red in support of UUP, met in Buffalo State’s Campbell Student Union at 12:30 p.m. to hear speeches from state, state and UUP leaders and officials.
UB is recommending students studying abroad in Italy stay there amid the country’s coronavirus outbreak. There are currently 11 UB students studying abroad in Italy with UB’s Rome, Florence, Tuscania and “Three Cities” programs, as well as a foreign exchange program with University of Rome La Sapienza.
UB spends over $23 million more on administrative salaries than the average of their “peer institutions,” according to an accounting professor’s independent financial analysis report. The analysis, conducted by Eastern Michigan University’s Howard Bunsis, found roughly 13% of the money UB spends on salaries is on upper administration.
By 2026, a four-story wellness and recreation facility featuring pools, basketball courts and artificial turf fields will likely stand where The Commons and the University Bookstore are now located. Representatives from CannonDesign, an integrated design firm working on the project, unveiled project boards and 3D models of the proposed Wellness and Recreation Center at the Student Union Wednesday.
Campus Dining and Shops and other businesses around campus will stop offering single-use plastic bags as part of the state-wide plastic bag ban beginning March 1. New York State created the law to reduce waste and other negative environmental impacts. All businesses required to collect NYS sales tax will be banned from distributing plastic bags, even during tax-exempt sales. Businesses are not required to provide alternative bags, like paper bags, so NYS encourages consumers to carry reusable bags with them.
Former UB basketball player Rodney Pierce was one of four people arrested Tuesday in a Buffalo drug-trafficking bust. Pierce, 32, was arrested and charged with conspiring to distribute 500 grams “or more” of cocaine. If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and maximum of 40 years in prison.
Yusef Salaam said the Central Park jogger case is a “love story” between “God and his people.” He said it was a story of a “criminal system of injustice placed on trial” by the people who then fixed it, to create a “miracle.”
UB Divest conducted a phone-banking drive on Wednesday, urging the UB Foundation (UBF) to “completely divest” from all investments related to the fossil fuel industry.
A woman banned from UB property on Jan. 14 is facing charges after University Police found her to be connected to five thefts reported on several of UB’s South Campus buildings. UPD is currently working with the Erie County District Attorney’s office to indict Wright, covering all the thefts into one plea agreement in the coming months.
Emily Mingxia’s* sophomore year at UB came to a halt when she was quarantined in Wuhan, China before she could return to Buffalo. Mingxia said UB was unable to offer solutions to her predicament, as she said she may graduate later than expected and might lose her student visa as a result.
Vaughn Law says they struggled to be open with their bisexuality while embracing their Hong Kong-Vietnamese culture. Since their intersecting cultures have “similar values,” including a “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach to sexuality, they feared coming out. And today, only some family members know of their sexuality.
Student Association president’s fate in limbo after six-hour meeting, board of directors planning meeting to further discussBy BRENTON J. BLANCHET and JULIAN ROBERTS-GRMELA | Feb. 13, 2020
The Student Association Board of Directors spent six hours Tuesday night discussing the suspension of SA President Yousouf Amolegbe and voted against lifting his suspension. Close to 80 students –– many of whom came in support of Amolegbe –– watched, spoke and shared their thoughts during and after the meeting, which lasted from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 12 a.m. Wednesday.