David Fathi discusses criminal justice reform in Spectrum Q&A
David Fathi has led prison reform across the United States, was the director of the U.S. Human Rights Watch and advocated for the United Nations to adopt the “Nelson Mandela Rules,” which revised the minimum standards for the treatment of prisoners worldwide.
The hard work of international students went unrecognized yet again
When I first came to UB as an international student last August, Elise Helou — the Student Association’s international council coordinator — gave a speech at the international student orientation.
She talked about the magnitude of diversity and representation at UB and spoke at length and with pride about International Fiesta.
Protesters demand support for UB’s African and African American Studies program
Students protested for the African and African American Studies Program Friday afternoon in the Student Union.
Over 50 students and faculty members gathered to join or watch the demonstration, as students demanded UB administration increase funding and resources toward the Educational Opportunity Program and the AAS program. The students also demanded structures named after 13th U.S. president and UB founder Millard Fillmore be renamed to honor activist Frederick Douglass. The students chanted phrases like “more money for EOP, more black faculty” and held signs that read “end white supremacy,” “more funding for EOP” and “from Millard Fillmore to Frederick Douglass.”