Ashley YoonNews Editor
Class of 2023
Ashley Yoon is a sophomore intending on majoring in Data Science from Seoul, South Korea. Currently the News Editor along with Sing Chan and Michael Vilakazi, Ashley was first introduced to journalism when she started writing for Campus Times at the beginning of her freshman year. Outside of CT, Ashley is a violinist for Rochester's Chamber Ensembles, social chair for Liberty in North Korea, and the Business Manager for the Computer Science Undergraduate Council.
Office of Equity and Inclusion responds to Levy’s resignation
In an interview with Campus Times, the Office of Equity and Inclusion Vice President Mercedes Ramírez Fernández and Assistant Vice President for Public Relations and Engagement Jim Ver Steeg commented on the Title IX budget and the GME system — two reasons that previous Title IX Coordinator Morgan Levy cited as to why she resigned.
Title IX Coordinator Morgan Levy resigns
In an interview with Campus Times, Levy said that two of the main reasons for her resignation back in September were massive cuts made to the Title IX budget, and administration refusing to let her see student complaints against UR faculty and staff.
UR community explores COVID-19 misinformation in talk
“We’re also biased ourselves, we have our own values and worldview [...] — and of course it’s good to have these, you don’t want to give them up,” he said. “But we don’t [necessarily want] our feelings to interfere with our ability to accept credible information, especially about health.”
UR’s BCS department receives $12.2 mil NIH grant
The research project focuses on how the brain understands the difference between object motion and self-motion, and how different parts of our eyes and brain interact to “give rise to our percepts of what we see,” according to Assistant Professor of BCS Ralf Haefner.
UR mandates 14-day quarantine for international students
Members of the UR community arriving from international locations are now required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in New York State.
Rochester’s Mayor Warren sued over limiting gatherings in recent emergency order
Both Free the People Roc and NLG Rochester are taking action against Mayor Warren’s emergency order enacted on July 15.
Peter Castronovo remembered as dedicated, creative
“[Castronovo] loved the university and loved his job,” Cavanaugh said. “He was interested in making sure we had the best facilities anywhere.”
URMC studies COVID-19 vaccines, social distancing
Though testing will take place with multiple visits over a period of two years, it’s possible that the resulting vaccine will be ready for emergency use before then, with plans in place for millions of doses to be available by the end of the year, and production being upped to hundreds of millions in 2021.
UR team develops COVID-19 screening software for URMC workers
By asking questions related to the disease’s symptoms, the tool tells the user whether they potentially have COVID-19.