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Students react to January classes moving online, guidance to remain off-campus

Many students voiced their thoughts about the decision on social media and in interviews with the Campus Times.

UR online until at least Jan. 31, students without approval to remain at home

Students will not be allowed on campus early unless granted permission by the University.

Booster shots, negative COVID-19 test required for spring semester

A COVID-19 booster shot will be required to return to campus in spring for all students eligible to receive one.

Professor suspended after saying n-word in class

On Sept. 21, white English professor David Bleich read aloud an article containing multiple instances of the n-word in front of his class.

UR responds to Omicron variant

New York Governor Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency, which went into effect Friday.

UR students attend the 86th annual Boar’s Head Dinner

On Thursday, Dec. 2, Feldman Ballroom transformed into an English great hall for a couple of hours for the 86th annual Boar’s Head Dinner.

UR Medicine study links redlining in Rochester to premature birth rates

“This is further evidence of the influence of a legacy of structural racism on the disproportionate burden of adverse pregnancy outcomes for Black women in the U.S.,” Hollenbach said in an article published in URMC news.

To ban or not to ban: The future of plastic bottles at UR

This debate and survey were the first steps to assess the student body’s attitude toward the ban, and they will ultimately influence Dining Services’s decision for or against plastic bottles.

University to raise minimum wage for non-student employees

On Nov. 21, the minimum wage will increase from $12.50 to $15 an hour, according to a Newscenter article published by UR Spokesperson Sara Miller.

UR to observe Juneteenth as an official University holiday

Beginning in 2022, the University will officially observe Juneteenth as a University holiday.