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.
"Different students react differently. All of them have no idea what this means. We're talking literally about kids who have had no contact with war," Rabbi Shay Mintz of the Hillel Center said Tuesday, just hours after the news of the terrorist acts reached UB.In an effort to calm and comfort students affected by the bombing of the World Trade Center, Mintz, along with all campus religious officials and counseling staff, talked to those who needed emotional support in the Student Union, and in various impromptu counseling centers around both the North and South campusesMaking sure students did not panic in the midst of the crisis was part of the effort of the counseling centers.
Virginia Tech 31, Western Michigan 0Virginia Tech running backs Keith Brunell, Kevin Jones, Wayne Ward and Jarrett Ferguson rushed for a combined 235 yards and two touchdowns as Hokies Head Coach Frank Beamer used a stable of runners to replace the injured Lee Suggs.
As the world stood still to watch the tragic suicide crashes in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, UB's administration sprung into action to console students touched by the most horrendous act of terrorism ever perpetrated on American soil."Faculty and staff are concerned, anxious and worried about students and their loved ones," said Clifford Wilson, associate vice president for student affairs.
The true horror of Tuesday's barely believable tragedy cannot be stated in words. Its dimensions cannot be displayed in statistics.But the terrible reality speaks for itself: American Airlines Flight 11, carrying 92 passengers and personnel, crashed into the World Trade Center shortly before 9 a.m.
Before counselors at Crisis Services of Buffalo had heard the news Tuesday morning, their phone lines were already buzzing.As soon as Crisis Services Executive Director Douglas Fabian learned of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., he and other staffers at the counseling center began preparing for the solemn day ahead."We got a spike in phone calls this morning almost immediately after the news came out," said Fabian.
In the wake of this great tragedy, we are declaring the rest of the day a day of mourning and memorial for the victims of these horrendous, unspeakable attacks. On behalf of the University at Buffalo community and the UB council, we do so out of respect for the dead, dying, wounded and their families.
This year's Fall Fest, on Friday, Sept. 14, will offer something more than music to students in attendance.The Student Association and the University Unions and Activities Board is sponsoring the "Miss UB Contest," which will take place between each musical act during set changes.
Although some have branded it unfair, UB's School of Management is upholding its admissions policy for students with repeated courses on their transcripts.Two students, including Laszlo Kerekgyarto, a NYSSA delegate from UB, who were denied admission to the school on the basis of a recalculated GPA contested the school's policy, claiming it was unfair to alter a university-wide guideline.
The UB men's soccer team showed what they were made of this weekend, as they defeated two teams in tournament play to capture the Bulls Fall Invitational Championship at RAC field Sunday afternoon.Despite having one of the most inexperienced teams in recent years, Coach John Astudillo's squad won both of their games to take the tournament, bringing the team's overall record to 3-1.
Opera buffs gathered Saturday morning to learn about the women of Richard Strauss' operas in the serene setting of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College.
The 20th anniversary of Mercy Flight, celebrated Saturday at Woodlawn Beach State Park, held a particularly special meaning for Matthew Schrantz.Schrantz, a UB junior history major, not only works as community events coordinator for Mercy Flight, the Western New York emergency air medical transport service, but was also the agency's first passenger nearly two decades ago.About a month after Schrantz was born on Aug.