Some schools will play football this weekend, some schools won't.During a Wednesday of decision-making that mirrored the complex and fractious nature of college football's power brokers, conference commissioners went separate ways in determining whether to play Saturday games in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the United States.The NCAA announced Tuesday it would leave the decisions to its members.
In response to the Pentagon and World Trade Center disasters, the undergraduate Student Association and Sub Board I, Inc. have postponed Fall Fest 2001, originally scheduled for this afternoon, until late September or early October.The decision to postpone the Fest was made late Wednesday afternoon by the Fest committee, composed of SA officers Christian Oliver, Joshua Korman, Naazli Ahmed, and Sub Board I President George Pape."Due to respect for thousands of UB students feelings for the tragedies in New York and Washington, we are postponing the Fest," said Oliver."A huge portion of the students at this school are from the New York City area, and are either directly affected by it or are at one degree of separation from it," said Korman."We didn't think it was appropriate to have a rock concert in lieu of everything," he added.A tentative date of Oct.
After two days of constant contemplation, the National Football League has cancelled all football games previously scheduled for this Sunday."We in the National Football League have decided that our priorities for this weekend are to pause, grieve, and reflect.
Lee Smith, retired Buffalo News reporter, editor and editorial writer; veteran professor at UB, Canisius College and Daemen College; and a former advisor to the Spectrum, died yesterday afternoon from complications of a stroke he suffered last July.Smith was born May 1, 1919 in Washington, D.C.
Tolling bells and organ music punctuated the silent solemnity of St. Joseph's Church on Main Street Tuesday night as students, faculty, administrators and community members gathered to mourn and pray for the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks.As news of the escalating casualties reached UB, and television cameras transmitted eyewitness accounts of the horrific scenes in New York City and the Capitol to the outwardly peaceful university, campus ministers scrambled to provide needed emotional and spiritual support to students affected by the tragedy."We've all been summoned to be of help to people, and especially those students from New York City," said Monsignor Patrick Keleher of the Newman Center, the Catholic ministry on campus.Representatives from all the campus ministries were called by the Office of Student Affairs to join counselors in supplying support services to students in need throughout the day."We're all praying," said Father Keleher, who was moved to tears this morning shortly after hearing the news, "That's all we can do.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."Ralph Waldo Emerson's words set the tone for a prayer vigil held in the Wilkeson Coffee House Tuesday night to offer UB students support and allow them to vent feelings of anger and disbelief about yesterday's bombings of the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.The vigil was organized by three U.B.
Following the conclusion of Fall Fest 2001 on Friday, Sept. 14, the Student Association will launch "Exposure" - the first of the "SA Bar Series," scheduled to take place the second Friday of every month at the Coliseum Complex.Exposure, featuring DJs Lo Pro, Shaun Touch, Maggadon and Pablo, will take place from 11 p.m.
Several UB sporting events have been postponed or cancelled due to terrorist acts at the Pentagon and World Trade Center yesterday.UB Director of Athletics Bob Arkeilpane and UB President William Greiner have canceled all non-conference sporting events this week, including: the men's soccer game vs.
Los Angeles Kings director of pro scouting, Ace Bailey, and amateur scout Mark Bavis were confirmed as passengers on United Airlines Flight 175, the second airplane that crashed into the World Trade Center on Tuesday morning."We've received confirmation from both of their families that they were on Flight 175," team spokesman Mike Altieri told the Associated Press.Bailey, 53, earned seven Stanley Cup rings in 31 years as an NHL player and scout.At press time, Major League Baseball had not reported any player casualties.Terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.
In the fallout of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., UB shut down all non-essential operations to provide counseling and support services to its students.The university quickly established a "NYC/DC Response Center for UB" in Student Union 210, providing access to live television coverage, free telephone service to the affected cities, fax machines, ministers, social-work volunteers and counseling services.
Addressing concerns about UB's plans for housing expansion, UB President William R. Greiner and Vice President for Student Affairs Dennis Black held their monthly 'Talk of the University" on WBFO Monday night.Greiner and Black answered questions on issues ranging from affirmative action for construction workers on campus to parking concerns.