Beyond Rochester

Students protest for Black lives worldwide

The goal of the demonstration, according to DLH vice-president and junior Andre Hodges, is to keep the conversations going and to continue “raising awareness about governments failing Black lives” in the United States, the African continent, and the Caribbean.  

Students demonstrate on violence in African countries

“That’s why we are here,” Kaiwa said. “For us to amplify those voices, so please [...] join us and stay informed.”

Women’s March organizer urges UR students to vote

Last Saturday, another nationwide march was organized in local communities across the country — but this time, this march was to honor former Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and to support women’s voting rights.

SADACA talks mass killings of Armenians in Artsakh

Last Friday, the Student Association for the Development of Arab Cultural Awareness (SADACA) hosted an event for organizers and attendees alike to discuss events currently happening in Artsakh and how people could get involved in helping Armenians and the people of Artsakh.

UR provides physical study spaces for remote Chinese students

“It would be ideal to offer this to all students everywhere, and each location must be evaluated individually,”Gatewood said. “[But right now], we wanted to try it in a place where we could work quickly.”

Presentation explores role of Black women in suffrage movement

SUNY Oneonta Assistant Professor of History Dr. Susan Goodier began her lecture by emphasizing the importance of telling the stories of Black suffragists. She said that they should be “household names, like the names of white suffragists.” 

FDI and SBAI participate in national Scholar Strike

The strike — to be held Sept. 8 and 9 — invites students, professors, and administrators to refrain from their duties for the duration of the strike, and instead dedicate their time to educating themselves and others on racism and systematically racist violence.

Judge rules international students are able to take a fully online semester in United States

ICE guidelines are now set to the emergency guidelines issued in march, which are relaxed to allow students to take all courses online in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

ICE guidelines and UR lawsuit support explained in town hall

“This is terrible policy guidance and terribly written” Gatewood said, also calling the actions “xenophobic and pernicious.”

Uighurs speak on ’21st-century dystopia’

“What drives the government to such evil acts?” Two Uighurs shared the story of their people at an event hosted by UR Republicans on Saturday. Their province, they say, is a 21st-century dystopia.