UB announced Friday that it plans to close the UB Confucius Institute after 11 years of promoting Chinese culture across Western New York.
UB will resume its plans to administer 200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to residential students at its Student Union vaccination clinic beginning Thursday.
UB’s Health Guidelines committee will meet Wednesday to discuss the CDC’s new mask guidelines and how the university plans to distribute the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to students after it was temporarily paused.
UB has begun construction on five ground-mounted solar panel sites around North Campus, which officials expect to be completed by fall 2021.
A door to Room 145 in the Student Union — one of UB’s on-campus COVID-19 testing sites — was left unlocked over the weekend, giving visitors unrestrained access to roughly 3,200 COVID-19 tests and valuable PPE.
SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced Friday that students at the state’s 64 public institutions will not be required to get vaccinated for COVID-19 ahead of the fall semester.
UB is in the “preliminary” stages of developing an on-campus student vaccination site, according to university spokesperson John DellaContrada.
Over the course of the pandemic, droves of COVID-19 denialists have found every reason to break the rules. From anti-mask protests to vaccine skepticism, rallying Americans to comply with COVID-19 guidelines has not been easy.
Wednesday marks National Equal Pay Day, which brings awareness to pay discrepancies between men and women who do the same work.