The Spectrum sat down with Tripathi for a half-hour on May 3 to discuss his interactions with students, the university’s plans to address mental health concerns and the recently rebranded UB Top 25 Ambition initiative.
Reilly Mullen is the editor-in-chief at The Spectrum. She is a senior majoring in political science with a journalism certificate. She enjoys Dunkin’ iced lattes and Scrabble. A former web, features, news and managing editor, she is a columnist at heart but has covered everything from UB Football to breaking news.
It is a relentless and exhausting battle. I live in a pendulum, swinging back and forth between feeling devastatingly numb and debilitatingly depressed. Joy is a fleeting feeling whose glimpses only seem to push me further down the hole, reminding myself that I have not earned happiness.
UB will not require students, faculty, staff or visitors to wear masks “in most settings” on campus “regardless of vaccination status” beginning March 5, Vice President for Student Life Brian Hamluk announced in a school-wide email Wednesday.