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Amendment support shows at Pride meeting, despite lingering concern

The amendment will appear on the ballot of the SA elections, which run today and tomorrow.

SA approves amendment addressing gendered groups

The amendment, proposed by a task force late last month, came in light of last year’s All-Campus Judicial Council ruling that SA was violating its non-discrimination policy by remaining affiliated with single-gender organizations.

Students and faculty upset at Jaeger teaching this fall

Students said they shouldn’t have to consider whether their professor has been accused of sexual misconduct when picking classes.

UR artist raises public health awareness through project

In an attempt to put a face to those living with HIV or mental illness, Wheatley converses with various mental illness and HIV patients and then translates their image, thoughts, fears, and lives into small painted portraits.

After Slaughter’s passing, local female leaders discuss careers in politics

When discussing their inspirations for taking a step into politics, some of panelists acknowledged the long legacy of female leadership in Monroe County. Mayor Warren alluded to the fact that the city has a history of being “progressive” and “forward thinking.”

Investigative journalist warns students of Trump’s era

“There is serious attempt by Trump’s administration to quash the American investigative journalism,” said Johnston, who came to public attention last year for releasing the partial 2005 tax returns of President Trump.

Speaker of Dalai Lama educates students about Tibetan Issue

Tashi said the Tibetan issue currently involves the Chinese and Tibetan communities going in different directions and that it is vital to bridge the gap between the two. He explained the key to bringing the two communities together are the Dalai Lama’s three guiding commitments in life — promoting human values, achieving religious harmony, and preserving Tibetan cultural integrity.

Students who worked for Slaughter remember her kindness

Slaughter had been a Democratic representative for the Rochester area since 1987. She was not only a strong advocate for women rights, co-authoring the Violence Against Women Act, and the only microbiologist in Congress, but also the author of the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. She was known on campus for her fights to secure UR funding.

SA puts out plan to keep gendered clubs affiliated, draws criticism

The task force, co-chaired by SA President Jordan Smith and Associate Dean of Students Anne-Marie Algier, was created to address last year’s All-Campus Judicial Council ruling that gendered, SA-affiliated groups were unconstitutional. The decision, which was supported by LGBT advocates on campus, brought into question whether some club sports, a capella, and Greek organizations would survive.

Conference seeks to understand guns and their culture

Mariner hoped the conference would add more nuance to the conversation around guns in America and “deepen our understanding beyond right and left, white and black, innocent and guilty.”