Student Association Assembly asks UB to ‘divest’ from fossil fuel industry
The Student Association Assembly passed a resolution on Thursday calling on UB to “divest” from fossil fuels. Although there is no proof that UB is investing in fossil fuel industries, the resolution asks the UB Foundation, UB President Satish Tripathi, Interim Provost A. Scott Weber and the UB Council to direct “adequate attention and militant resources” toward “divesting” all UB funds from fossil fuel industries. SA Board of Directors Chair Hayden Gise introduced the resolution to the BOD on Sept. 25, but the board rejected it. Since the assembly passed the resolution, Gise said copies of the resolution will be sent “immediately” to those being asked to divest. 
Writing her own story
Gabriella Hall didn’t consider race a “big deal” growing up. But she still felt “different” from her peers. She said she was the only black person in her prestigious International Baccalaureate program at City Honors High School.  She didn’t understand why, but moments like these inspired her to explore racial injustice.
Buffalo’s best New York-style pizza
A true New Yorker knows what good pizza is: hand tossed until it’s stretched to give perfectly wide slices, foldable yet crispy crust, zesty tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese thicc enough to make your girlfriend jealous.  Buffalo may be in New York State, but the pizza often doesn’t live up to the city’s standards. We compiled a list of Buffalo’s pizzerias that come closest to offering true New York-style pizza.
UB President Satish Tripathi discusses UB 2020 in State of the University Address
UB President Satish Tripathi delivered his eighth annual State of the University address in the Student Union Theater Friday. Tripathi discussed UB 2020, both retrospectively and looking into the future, UB’s carbon footprint, research advancements and UB’s increased ranking as the No. 31 best public research university in front of roughly 350 students, faculty and community members. Tripathi also spoke briefly about the Ph.D. Excellence Initiative after the address. 
UB extends full Ph.D. stipend funding for additional year
Interim Provost A. Scott Weber announced on Wednesday he will provide bridge-funding to all UB colleges, fully covering the Ph.D. stipend increase for 2020-21 and covering 50% for 2021-22.
UBIT to introduce two-step verification
UBIT will launch a two-step verification for HUB in October, preventing student account breaches by asking users to verify their identity on another device before logging in.
Running it back: Student DJ looks to expand business
Jordan Nicholson began DJing when he was 15 years old. But he had to “retire” for three years while he was a running back on Monroe College’s undefeated football team. Although an undefeated season is usually exciting, Nicholson and his teammates were bored. So Nicholson decided to borrow the baseball team’s speakers and change that.
Meet the Student Association Board of Directors candidates
The Student Association Board of Directors –– previously the SA senate –– elections are taking place on Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Union lobby. Eighteen people are running for the 12 available seats. The board of directors oversees SA clubs, makes sure finances are in order for clubs and allocates the mandatory student activity fee.
UB hosts events for National Suicide Prevention Week
Student Life is hosting events this week to commemorate National Suicide Prevention Week. The office is hosting four events from Sept. 7-14, which began with an Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention at Canalside on Saturday.