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Tuesday, July 05, 2022
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Tom Dinki


The metamorphosis

Word for word, I still remember my sophomore year Spectrum staffaward. You know, those “paper plate” type awards almost every club, sorority and campus organization gives out to members at end-of-the-year ceremonies. That piece of paper with a short, personalized award that most recipients will look at, either chuckle at or feel sentimental about and then forget about. I still think about mine two years later. The Butterfly Award: To the editor that is coming out of his shell and becoming a leader at the paper.

Of the roughly $9 million UB Athletics collects from a student athletic fee, 92 percent goes toward servicing the Division I varsity programs and its 535 student-athletes, and just 8 percent goes toward servicing the recreation services available to all 30,000 students. 

At UB, recreation has paid price for heavily subsidized college athletics

UB is one of a fraction of universities that does not separate its Division I athletics program and its on-campus recreation into two departments, and lets the athletics department decide how much of the $9 million student athletic fee goes toward D-I athletics and how much goes toward recreation programs. UB does not have a recreation fee. This year, the breakdown was simple: 92 percent of the student fee went to the D-I athletics programs, while 8 percent went to recreation services, according to UB’s comprehensive fee website and the athletic department’s 2014-15 athletic fee expenditures.

Kevin Spacey (pictured) is set to give his Distinguished Speaker Series talk in Alumni Arena on April 27. Bernie Sanders' rally at Alumni Arena has delayed the free student ticket distribution for Spacey's talk by one day. 

Bernie Sanders' UB visit delays free student ticket distribution for Kevin Spacey

Students with a valid student ID were supposed to be able to pickup free tickets to Spacey's April 27 talk on Monday from 5-8 p.m. in Alumni Arena, but Sanders' recently announced rally will take place in Alumni Arena at the same time, so ticket distribution has been postponed until Tuesday. Students can pickup tickets from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday.

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Missing UB student found OK

University Police has found a student that went missing Thursday. At approximately 9 p.m., UPD announced it was looking for Sahba Abraha, who was last seen getting off the bus at the Ellicott Complex on North Campus Thursday at noon. UPD tweeted at approximately 10:30 p.m. that Abraha had been found OK. 

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Athletic Director Allen Greene (front) speaks at Tuesday’s press conference in Capen Hall about UB Athletics’ new branding, as Nancy Paton (back), vice president of university communications, looks on. With a university-wide branding initiative, UB Athletics’ branding will no once again feature “Buffalo” prominently instead of “New York.”


Fire alarm Moe's

Campus Dining and Shops and Moe's workers stand around outside the Student Union after the fire alarm went off on Sept. 21. Moe's workers cleaning the grill with water caused the alarm to go off again Wednesday night. 


UB Council

President Satish Tripathi (center), Provost Charles Zukoski (left) and UB Council Student Representative Minahil Khan (far left) at the UB Council meeting Monday in Capen Hall. The Council discussed rational tuition, as well as renovations to UB’s three campuses.


History professors Jason Young (left), Victoria Wolcott (middle) and Carole Emberton (right) held a panel discussion on racial profiling and police brutality Wednesday in Norton Hall.

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