When students go to college, they accumulate housing stories about roommates, RAs, new friendships and the occasional roommate argument. My strange encounter, however, dealt with the bookkeeper who opened my bedroom door unannounced.
I know that I haven’t technically entered the workforce yet, but I can’t wait to retire. I can already see myself on a senior booze cruise to the Caribbean. Laying on the balcony lawn chairs, with all the other geriatrics and their orthopedic shoes. Some people say that college is the best four years of your life.
The UB Faculty Senate and the UB Professional Staff Senate recently, jointly and unanimously passed The University at Buffalo Office of University Shared Governance (OSG) Doctrine of Shared Governance; it has now been sent to President Tripathi for promulgation.
The Spectrum endorses Students Reform presidential, vice presidential candidates but doesn't endorse a treasurerBy Editorial Board | Mar. 31, 2019
The Spectrum unanimously agrees that Students Reform Party presidential and vice presidential ticket is grounded in practical policy. We endorse these candidates for SA’s top two positions in the 2019-20 school year. But we couldn’t agree on this year’s race for SA treasurer.
I am writing to express my displeasure with the publication of the "Letters From the Editors" and similar in the March 14 edition of The Spectrum. The choice to publish these pieces in place of secondary source coverage of Saturday's Fiesta is not only disrespectful to the winning KSA, but to the rest of the performers, Gunnar Haberl, Elise Helou and the entire student body.
The Student Association turned our reporter and photographers away at International Fiesta on Saturday. In doing so, they torpedoed themselves.
To the Editor of The Spectrum: Many Americans do not understand anti-Semitism, thinking of it as just another form of prejudice. The truly dangerous thing about anti-Semitism is not merely the dislike of Jews. It is, rather, the belief that Jews are cosmic evildoers, ready to commit the worst crimes we can possibly imagine, whether to kill God on earth, try to lord it over non-Jews, or heedlessly exploit. It is such beliefs about Jews that have led to the Spanish inquisition, numerous expulsions, pogroms and then the Holocaust.
Michael Jackson is best described as an enigma. Riches, fame and notoriety all surrounded Jackson’s 30-year career. The crowned “King of Pop” fostered a legacy imprinted in the musical history books but extended beyond the confines of a record as well.
The UB Council went into executive session on Monday morning after a graduate student stood up and interrupted the meeting procedures. We know the UB Council doesn’t have to listen to graduate students by law. But UB Council members, all of whom advise UB on its future, should sit down, listen and respond to future UB alumni.
I was ready to give up after my first day at UB. I landed in Buffalo in the middle of a January snowstorm and just 33 hours earlier, I boarded a plane in 80-degree weather. I’m multiracial, multiethnic, multicultural and I’ve lived in two countries in different hemispheres. I am no stranger to adaptation and transition. Still, nothing could have prepared me for that snowstorm.
With American parties, it’s all fun and games until armed police bust down the door and shut the thing down. For those of you who grew up here, this is common knowledge. But as an international student, this is something I still have to remind myself when a basement DJ tells everyone to be quiet.
UB says it’s a “diverse” and “inclusive” learning environment. But the number of black tenure-track faculty has decreased 44 percent since 2004. The Educational Opportunity Program’s future is in question. And the African and African American Studies program is struggling and virtually hidden on the top of Clemens Hall. UB administrators need to address and fix these glaring problems instead of pretending they don’t exist or making excuses.
I was under the impression for most of my life that I had to be a “good girl” and that I had to bury myself in order to fit into societal and cultural standards. My parents sent me to an all girls high school under the guise that “all boys were the devil” and I didn’t need any distractions. The funny thing is that I wasn’t concerned with them. I studied, yes, but I was too busy looking at the girls.