Tripathi announces 'Religiously-Neutral Calendar' to begin 2014
Dr. Richard Cohen believes President Satish Tripathi is hindering the religious practices of students and faculty members at UB. On May 23, Tripathi announced the creation of the "Religiously-Neutral Academic Calendar," which includes classes on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in an attempt to "ensure greater continuity in the academic schedule and minimize course disruptions for students." The decision came from the president after he received the Faculty Senate Executive Committee's recommendation that no religious holidays should recognized by the university and observed with a day off from classes. "Does President Tripathi think that we are stupid?" Cohen posted on UB Reporter.
UPD makes arrest in South Campus robbery
University Police arrested 26-year-old Jonathan A. Huitt and charged him with the early-morning robbery of a Buffalo woman on her way to work Wednesday. The woman reported Huitt demanded she turn over her purse to him while threatening her with a knife, though no weapon was displayed.
Case dropped against professor arrested for protesting anti-abortion display
The disorderly conduct charge against Laura Curry, an adjunct media study professor, was dropped on Thursday morning. Curry appeared in front of Judge Mark Farrell in Amherst Town Court almost a month after she was arrested for using profane language to demonstrate her distaste for a graphic anti-abortion display presented by UB Students for Life and the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. The display - which was stationed outside the Student Union from 9 a.m.
Rocky road to downtown campus
Citizens of the Fruit Belt, an area in Buffalo's lower East Side, are fed up with UB. They said they haven't received any information about UB's plans to buy McCarley Gardens - a low-income public housing development - to expand the downtown Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Citizens are concerned about their homes and neighborhoods and think UB doesn't care about its relations with the community.