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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.
UB announced Thursday that men’s basketball coach Jim Whitesell and women’s basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack have received contract extensions that could keep them in the Queen City through the 2025 season.
Students can expect to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their peers at football games and walk around the Academic Spine maskless, according to long-awaited health and safety guidance released by UB Thursday.
Eight UB football players — including the backup quarterback, a number of key linemen and the second-leading tackler — have entered the NCAA Transfer Portal since former UB head coach Lance Leipold left to take the Kansas job last Friday.
UB was ranked 20th among U.S. public institutions and 50th among U.S. universities in the 2021 QS World University Rankings released Thursday.
A Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences resident is alleging in a lawsuit that Amil Akl, a fellow resident, groomed, sexually harassed and sexually assaulted her, and that the school “ignored its [own] policies” when it failed to take action.
Montana Desabio won the only contested race for SA e-board and students chose to make the student activity fee mandatory during a three-day election that ended Friday.
UB President Satish Tripathi wrote in a statement Tuesday that he hopes Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict leads community members to “transform this moment in our collective history into a turning point for genuine reconciliation and change.”