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Justin Weiss is the The Spectrum's managing editor. In his free time, he can be found hiking, playing baseball or throwing things at his TV when his sports teams aren't winning. His words have appeared in Elite Sports New York and the Long Island Herald. He can be found on Twitter @Jwmlb1.

Students, faculty and staff — regardless of vaccination status — will be required to wear face masks inside all campus buildings, effective Tuesday.

UB reimposes indoor mask mandate

UB is updating its indoor masking policy for the fall semester following a surge in nationwide COVID-19 cases and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to students at UB's 2017 Commencement ceremony. Photo: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki / University Communications

UB to hold in-person commencement for Class of 2020

UB will host the Class of 2020 for an in-person commencement celebration on Friday, Oct. 1. The festivities, which were initially pushed online last May due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will potentially bring thousands of students, along with their friends and families, to campus.

RHA took a lead on advocacy issues, through its work on RHA Votes, a five-week initiative; #RHAWearsAMask, a social media campaign promoting COVID-19 best practices; gender-neutral housing and restrooms; and quarantine support, among others. Photo: Courtesy of Hailey Syperski

UB RHA wins national residence hall of the year

UB’s Residence Hall Association has been named NACURH School of the Year, the “highest honor member schools can attain,” according to the National Association of College and University Residence Halls.

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