Thank you and farewell
Before I began my pursuit of journalism … actually, scratch that. During my first-ever interview in February 2012, a source gave me the greatest advice I could ever use.
“Life is about dealing with all situations in moderation,” he said. “Whether you’re a celebrity, a teacher or just a guy with a shovel in his hand, digging a ditch.”
The graduation speech that never was
Editor’s note: This was the speech I planned to submit to the College of Arts and Sciences’ student speaker contest before UB moved commencement to a virtual ceremony.
Letter from the editor: We’re still reporting
I never anticipated writing this one.
Last week, as Gov. Cuomo moved SUNY schools to a “distance-learning” model for the remainder of the semester in response to the coronavirus, our staff had to make a decision.
Friday crash leaves five students injured, two critically injured, as of Saturday
Five students were injured, two critically injured, as of Saturday morning following a Friday night car accident on Sheridan Drive near Sweet Home Road, according to Amherst Police.
A 20-year-old student from Centereach, NY was driving a 2012 Chevrolet when the vehicle and Amherst Police vehicle collided shortly before midnight, according to the Amherst Police. UB spokesperson Cory Nealon says Amherst Police is investigating the collision.
UB appoints A. Scott Weber as provost
UB President Satish Tripathi announced A. Scott Weber will be taking over as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs Thursday morning in a community wide email.
Racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic slurs, symbols found on Knox Hall bathroom stall
Students are concerned following The Spectrum’s report of racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs and symbols found on a Knox Hall bathroom stall Friday.
On Friday at 7 p.m., Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist University Police in investigating the graffiti, which included the N-word, two swastikas and a homophobic slur written in red marker. Cuomo’s announcement came six hours after The Spectrum notified UPD of the writing.