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Blithering Idiot Sounds Off

Being a student in a university system I expect to receive an education based on factual information from which I may formulate my own unique opinion.


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On August 9 a suicide bomber entered Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem and detonated his bomb.It was lunchtime and the restaurant's patrons consisted of small children, mothers and families.


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Provost Commissions Survey to Gauge Grad Student Satisfaction

In an effort to identify and improve lagging areas of UB graduate education, the university hired StudentVoice, a higher education marketing research company, to conduct a survey of 500 incoming graduate students this past summer.The survey is part of UB's plan to comply with a SUNY memorandum last year that outlined the university's need to boost research endeavors and attract graduate students of a higher caliber.According to Katherine Ferguson, associate vice provost and director of graduate enrollment, by conducting the survey, UB is attempting to learn how to identify and recruit better quality students rather than simply a greater number of students.


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Local Artist Decodes Slave Quilts With Mixed Media

In their search for freedom, slaves traveling on the Underground Railroad sometimes found directions to freedom on clotheslines.This method of communication, which allowed runaway slaves and their allies to communicate via symbols sewn into quilt patterns, inspired Cordelia Dohse-Peck's series, "The Underground Railroad Quilt Code," on display until Sept.


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Men's Soccer Takes One of Two

The University at Buffalo men's soccer team opened their season on the road, recording one win and one loss in the Lehigh-Army Soccer Classic held this past weekend at Ronald J.


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Women's Soccer Splits Pair of Weekend Games

UB Rolls Over Local Rival NiagaraWhich team is a stronger unit was evident early in the first half of the University at Buffalo women's soccer game against neighboring rival Niagara University as Buffalo thoroughly dominated play and scored a 4-1 win Friday night at RAC Field."We had a little bit of a slow start, which was expected.


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TA Stipends

Graduate teaching assistants within several departments of the College of Arts and Sciences, including geology, history, and English, are fighting the administration for higher stipends, which have remained static for the past 10 years at $8,400 while the cost of living and national stipend levels have steadily increased.


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Princeton Review Rankings

The Princeton Review has released its annual compilation of "the best" 331 colleges and universities throughout the United States.


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Letter to the Editor

Whatever else he has done or may yet do in office, President Bush made the right decision when he ended federal funding of certain kinds of stem-cell research.In your editorial you pointed out that the U.S.


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Password Safety

Don't pick your initials. Or your birthday. Or your address, or your phone number. Your mother's maiden name is off limits, not to mention the names of your father, brother, sister, pets and favorite sports teams - also out of the question.Hmm.


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"Give a Hoot, Read a Book"

"Honey, put the book away. You've been reading for half an hour already and I don't want you to ruin your eyesight."Does that sound wrong to you?


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TAs Criticize Rise in Funds Awarded to New Hires

Last spring, graduate teaching assistants in the English department were unsure of the effect organized teach-ins would have on what many of them felt was an indifferent administration.A few months later, with new compensatory fellowships being awarded to some incoming TAs, uncertainty remains about both the consequences of the past and possibilities for the future.Beginning this fall, TAs entering the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible for "an excellent new array [of fellowships]," said Munroe Eagles, associate dean for graduate studies.


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MAC Gaining Football Notoriety

Like that nervous kid with acne who stands in the corner at your party sipping a wine cooler and trying to gain the courage to slip out of his anti-social slumber, the Mid-American Conference was once just an afterthought in the gigantic fraternity party that is national college football.Not only has that kid finally come out of the corner, he's dancing with your girlfriend.The MAC has quietly gained respectability over the years, aided mostly by Marshall's success on the national stage, and is now starting to receive dividends for the conference.Another bowl game has been added, the GMAC Bowl (formerly the Mobile Alabama Bowl), to go along with the Motor City Bowl, which the MAC has participated in since 1997.


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Letter to Our Readers

Being the reader of a newspaper should not be a passive activity. The Spectrum welcomes letters of feedback or opinion pieces from students, faculty, staff and other members of the university community.


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Pan-Am Art Decorates CFA Gallery

One thousand pieces of memorabilia from Buffalo's 1901 Pan-American Exposition, on loan from antiques collectors from across the country, will decorate UB's University Art Gallery, located in the Center for the Arts, through the end of September.The exhibit, titled "Tangible Memories," documents the six-month long 1901 World's Fair.





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