UB reported 1,060 on-campus cases of COVID-19 this academic year. That number could have been lower. I would know. I was one of the positive cases.
Grant Ashley is an assistant features editor for The Spectrum. He is a political science major and a (mediocre) Spanish minor. He enjoys taking long bike rides and recreating Bob Ross paintings in crayon.
All SUNY and CUNY in-person students will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 starting in the fall semester, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in a tweet Monday.
Brian Hamluk has been selected to serve as the university’s vice president for student life, effective June 1, President Satish Tripathi announced in an email to the UB community Monday.
UB administrators showcased their progress on the university’s Climate Action Plan in a Zoom panel Thursday.
The Student Association will hold a referendum this week in which students can vote to reinstate or veto the mandatory student activity fee for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years, despite having previously held a vote on the same issue last semester.
The Faculty Senate Executive Committee declined to add student wellness days to the spring calendar during a Wednesday afternoon meeting, choosing instead to encourage professors “to be flexible” with grading and assignments.
The Student Association e-board and assembly speaker met with university administrators last Thursday to discuss the academic calendar and the potential addition of wellness days, as permitted — but not required — under SUNY guidelines.
UB is in the “preliminary” stages of developing an on-campus student vaccination site, according to university spokesperson John DellaContrada.
The Student Association Assembly passed a resolution Wednesday calling on President Satish Tripathi and the Faculty Senate to add mandatory “student wellness days” to the academic calendar.