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Wednesday, August 04, 2021
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UB to honor students who passed away

Friday, UB will host a memorial service for the 16 students who passed away during 2013 and 2014. The ceremony will take place in Student Union Theater at 11 a.m. UB will honor: Brian Archie, Nicholas Arieno, Katielyn Aubertine, Taylor Binnert, Paul Englert, Jeffrey Gower, Jeremy Hayes, Saron Hood, Lisa Husung, Narang David Kim, James Kuwik, Michael Munella, Christopher Peterson, Emily Peterson, Kuan-Yu Benjamin Wu and Zachary Yambor. Director of Judicial Affairs and Student Advocacy Liz Lidano has been organizing this annual memorial since its inception 10 years ago.

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I'm lucky

"What does The Spectrum mean to you?" If you had asked me two years ago, I probably would have told you it was just a way to pass time while I try to figure out what I am doing with my life. If you asked me a year ago, I probably would have said it was a résumé builder that would give me a little experience in a field I was kind of interested in. But, now, with no papers left and my undergraduate career over, it means so much more. I have already come to terms with the fact that there is no way I can even come close to verbalizing how much this place means to me. Yes, I know the irony of a journalist at a loss of words is absurd, but that isn't a testament to the skills I've learned here.

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UB Council student representative election ruled invalid

The results of the UB Council student representative election were voided Friday by the University Council Elections Committee in a majority vote. Elections Committee Chair Matt Siwiec informed the six candidates of the committee's decision in an email sent at 4:08 p.m. "The committee's decision aims to restore students' trust in the election process and demonstrate that the expectation of professionalism will be enforced," he said in the email. For the new election to be valid, it must take place within the academic year.

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UB's union approves resolution to make UB Foundation more transparent

The Buffalo Center Chapter of the United University Professions (UUP), UB's union representing academic and professional employees, came to a resolution last Friday requesting the UB Foundation (UBF) be more transparent in and accountable for its financial decisions. UBF is a non-profit, private organization that handles the millions of dollars in donations UB receives annually.


UB spearheads first annual Science Week

Eunice Lewin thinks there is a "national urgency to encourage more students to get involved in science." So when she approached some of the leaders of the City of Buffalo to create the first annual Science Week (April 7-11), she was trying to help solve that issue. Lewin, a SUNY trustee, teamed up with UB, Buffalo State College, Erie Community College, Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) and Mayor Byron Brown to create a weeklong celebration of science for BPS students in kindergarten through 12th grade.


Ahmed claims injustices in Student Association election

Ali Ahmed, a treasurer candidate in last week's Student Association election, feels he was treated unfairly throughout the election process and thinks the election was invalid. Ahmed, who ran independently, said various members of SA - whether intentional or not - hindered his ability to effectively campaign and be a viable candidate in the election.

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