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SUNY faculty union rallies for funding increase
United University Professions, the SUNY faculty union, rallied for more state funding for SUNY on Tuesday at Buffalo State College and at other campuses statewide. Roughly 70 UB and Buffalo State UUP leaders and students, many wearing red in support of UUP, met in Buffalo State’s Campbell Student Union at 12:30 p.m. to hear speeches from state, state and UUP leaders and officials.
UB PharmD on probation
UB’s PharmD program was put on probation on Feb. 6 for not offering students sufficient experiential learning opportunities to meet national standards.
Mechanical smackdown
UB hosts an annual fight club.  But it isn’t an underground ring pitting students against each other for Dining Dollar prizes.
Give me healthcare or give me death
My insurance company hates me. In the last six months, I’ve had two visits with my primary care physician, three with my gastroenterologist, I’ve filled three prescriptions, had two rounds of bloodwork and one surgical procedure. 
Lonely heart club anthems
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and the panic is beginning to set in. As partners struggle to navigate Pinterest in search of thoughtful gifts, us singles will be carefully curating playlists to remind our lonely hearts that we “ain’t got no valentine.”
UB awarded $21.7 million Clinical and Translational Science Award renewal
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health awareded UB a five-year $21.7 million award renewal for increasing community involvement in clinical research on Feb. 10.
Pretty girl
I am a hopeless romantic. And I’ve never had a difficult time finding a boyfriend. As a conventionally attractive woman, I know that I draw stares. I notice when men glance at me 11 times in Bert’s and I count each time they offer me drinks at parties or joke that I’m not finishing them fast enough.
Protect yourself
With STD rates on the rise, students may need a refresher on their middle school “sex-ed” classes. Students are having unprotected sex –– according to The Spectrum sex survey, 23.3% of students who are sexually active say they do not use any form of contraception –– leaving them vulnerable to sexually-transmitted disease diagnoses and unwanted pregnancies. UB offers several types of contraceptives to students for free. All you have to do is schedule an appointment at Michael Hall –– which offers free STD and pregnancy testing –– to find out what best fits your needs. Emergency contraceptives, like Plan B, are available on North and South Campus, but they aren’t cheap.
Black Student Union, Buffalo community host Black History Month events
The Black Student Union is teaming up with several organizations in honor of Black History Month, where they hope to promote relationships between black students and faculty and provide black students with mentors and networking opportunities.
A. Scott Weber prepares for provost role, talks diversity and student retention
Students have a lot of questions for A. Scott Weber as he transitions into his role as the second-highest UB official. But they mainly want to know one thing: What does the “A” stand for?