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Uncertain and understaffed
UB’s Music Library is now down to only one part-time librarian, which leaves the future of the library unknown.  Former music librarian John Bewley is no longer an active librarian, according to Elizabeth Adelman, interim vice provost for University Libraries. Bewley, who retired this January, was the only music archivist at the library, according to UB Libraries’ website. The Spectrum reported in December that music faculty and students were concerned for the future of the library, following cuts to the staff. Bewley was the last librarian working with a music degree at the library. 
Working for the future
UB is looking to transform the job search experience with a new program: Here to Career. The program, which works directly with Student Life and Career Services, will give students on-campus jobs and pair them with advisers from multiple UB departments. This semester marks the launch of the program.
Best classes to join during add/drop period
Spring is here, but that doesn’t mean you’re not still panicking to figure out your schedule.  Most students may have a heavy workload already and are looking for classes that are more enjoyable rather than tedious. We’ve compiled some classes that are not only worthwhile to take, but won’t feel so burdensome once midterm and final exams season hits. This list should come in handy after UB extended the spring semester add/drop deadline to 11:59 p.m. on Thursday.
Best in state
SYRACUSE — The No.-14 Bulls beat the Syracuse Orangemen 71-59 at the Carrier Dome Tuesday night, in a nationally broadcasted game on ESPN2.  Senior guard CJ Massinburg put on an all-star performance, finishing with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists to continue the program’s strongest season start. Massinburg and the Bulls (11-0) played strong defense all night, with Syracuse (7-4) going 24-of-57 from the field. Buffalo led the game in rebounds, assists and three pointers.
NBA Christmas watching guide
It has been a weird first month of the NBA. The Oklahoma City Thunder were bad and now look well-built. That’s odd. The Los Angeles Lakers look like a losing team, but have a winning record and wrecking ball on defense in Tyson Chandler. We found out even LeBron James can’t carry an entire defense. The Boston Celtics look like garbage, but they have arguably the second-most-stacked team in the NBA.
A testament of faith
Monsignor Patrick Keleher of UB’s Newman Center does not want Catholic students to lose faith, despite the reemergence of a 17-year sexual abuse scandal that has again rocked the Catholic Church.
UB winter semester games to watch
Buffalo in the winter is when the arctic comes to Western New York. The brutal cold mixed with lake-effect snow guarantees anyone here will be stuck inside. Luckily, UB’s biggest sports programs have Buffalonians covered with championship and high-level games to watch. The Spectrum compiled the games that will keep Bulls fans busy as they wait for more classes at the end of January.
Triple double, triple threat
Senior guard CJ Massinburg led a second-half rally Wednesday night with UB basketball’s second triple-double in school history, to help No.17-ranked Buffalo earn an 89-55 win over the Le Moyne Dolphins.
The Edge: MAC Championship Edition
The Bulls are headed for the Mid-American Conference Championship for the first time since 2008.  Buffalo football (10-2, 7-1 MAC) will play the Northern Illinois Huskies (7-5, 6-2 MAC) at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan Friday at 7 p.m. The Bulls are looking for the program’s second MAC Championship, coming off winning the MAC East Division this season.
Drinking with the Bulls
UB began selling alcohol at basketball games last week and offered solely Bud Light at concession stands and standalone kiosks. Within a few months, there could be a lot more drinking options for UB sports fans.

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