The Spectrum encourages UB to help #SaveStudentNewsrooms
The first Spectrum came out in December, 1950. In it, our staff wrote that a campus newspaper must present “all the hues and facets” of important issues at UB.
We don’t use the term “hues and facets” anymore, but we still have the same mission: to deliver news and information to the UB community.
UB needs to do more to honor, respond to Sebastian Serafin-Bazan’s death
Last week, we lost one of our own.
Freshman Sebastian Serafin-Bazan died on April 17, six days after alleged hazing at the Sigma Pi fraternity in the University Heights.
His roommates described him as a dedicated student. They no longer see his Post-It note reminding him of his goal to get a 4.0.
UB Council should hold a limited public comment period
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.
UB administrators need to hear black students’ cries for help
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.