Matthew Groth pouts into a vanity mirror in his bedroom, admiring his jawline and fixing his already-perfect hair. A 10-foot rack stands next to him, housing over 15 wigs and enough fake jewelry and form-fitting outfits to satisfy a production of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”
Tanveen Vohra is a former senior news editor and covered international relations and graduate student protests.
UB Council doesn’t discuss Sub-Board I or Living Stipend Movement, goes through with Kapoor Hall name removalBy JACKLYN WALTERS and TANVEEN VOHRA | June 3, 2019
Student Representative Michael Brown called into Monday’s UB Council meeting and spoke for 15 minutes, denouncing the university’s decision to remove Sub-Board I as the fiscal agent for student fees.
Roughly 40 UB community members flooded the fifth floor of Capen Hall on Tuesday morning. They occupied chairs, couches and the floor while yelling “No Way FSA,” and “Save SBI.”
UB is replacing Sub-Board I, which has overseen student government funds for the past 49 years, with the Faculty Student Association, a private nonprofit.
Satish Tripathi has been UB president for eight years and said he’ll continue to serve the role as long as he feels like he can “make a difference.” Or –– as he joked –– as long as he doesn’t get fired.
It was 7 p.m. in The Spectrum office last night. It was a typical Tuesday, with Jacklyn showing me how to click my heels in the air. I was making a complete fool of myself as Savanna took videos to document my progress, or lack thereof, and Tom and Brent sporadically cheered me on from their respective corners of the office.
UB will replace Sub-Board I, its fiscal agent for student governments, with the Faculty Student Association on July 1, according to Vice President of Student Life A. Scott Weber and Vice President for Finance and Administration Laura Hubbard. The decision, according to Weber, coincides with a UB review committee’s suggestion to cut various SBI-funded programs, including free legal counsel for students, the South Campus safety shuttle bus, radio station WRUB and off-campus housing.
Starting this week, Muslim students at UB, along with Muslim people all over the world, will be fasting from sunlight to sunset to observe Ramadan.
UB leadership is discussing renaming Kapoor Hall after a federal court in Boston found John Kapoor, alum and founder of Insys Therapeutics, guilty of a racketeering conspiracy on Wednesday.
Roughly 50 protesters marched to President Satish Tripathi’s office on Wednesday afternoon, leaving a coffin and a petition on the front desk.
Drag queen Alice Raige answered questions from the community during the Q&A portion of the drag show on Friday.