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Free the People Rochester’s virtual teach-in discusses UR’s complicity
“When you’re in that community, you need to take it as your own. This is our community,” Maring said. “That’s the problem with students, that they come to [UR] for four years and they talk shit about [UR], they talk shit about Rochester, they don’t ever get off-campus, they don’t ever interact with the community.”
Students reimagine Public Safety on campus, address lack of administrative accountability
Many students largely agreed that the funds currently supporting DPS should be reallocated to other departments in need of more resources, such as the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center and University Counseling Center.
UPSIRC hosts virtual discussion on nuclear weapons
The discussion gave a comprehensive overview of nuclear weapons. It focused on the looming threat of nuclear war in today’s world and the theory of deterrence, the moderator role of international organizations and treaties, the Iran nuclear deal, issues surrounding power, and moral pressures facing countries that possess nuclear weapons.
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.
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.
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.
Dissatisfied by administration’s reopening process, UR faculty launch AAUP chapter
72 UR faculty members frustrated with administrations’ actions surrounding reopening have launched a chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).