Kearns Center receives grant to support first-gen, low-income students
The Kearns Center’s model of support includes a mix of "intensive academic advising, graduate school preparation, and an emphasis on undergraduate research."
UR offers free COVID-19 testing to students participating in recent protests
According to Dudman, as of Sept. 17, 102 students participating in protests have been tested for COVID-19 through this free testing scheme.
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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.
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Rochester residents and activists respond to the retirement of police Chief Singletary amid calls for change
Rochester residents and demonstrators met the news of Police Chief La'Ron Singletary’s retirement positively, and cited Singletary’s retirement and the convening of a grand Jury as two major victories of the movement.