Tagged - COVID-19

Runner responds to student concerns over lunch

On Monday, Nov. 16, 15 students attended a Zoom lunch hour with Jeffrey Runner, Dean of the College in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, to air grievances and ask questions about whatever they wanted. 

Executive Director of ResLife Talks About Plans for Winter Stay, Spring Semester

Students looking to stay on campus over the extra-long winter break will be able to snag a room free of charge if they already have a housing contract for the school year. 

Students’ complicated relationship with WiFi

Students often joke about renaming the University’s WiFi network from “UR_Connected” to “UR_Not_Connected,” and I’m beginning to understand why.

Rochesterians come out in numbers for early voting

Countywide, over 84,000 people have cast their ballot in the first week of early voting in Monroe County, setting a new record. 

UR community explores COVID-19 misinformation in talk

“We’re also biased ourselves, we have our own values and worldview [...] — and of course it’s good to have these, you don’t want to give them up,” he said. “But we don’t [necessarily want] our feelings to interfere with our ability to accept credible information, especially about health.”

UR students petition for new fall break

On Tuesday, an SA Impact petition asking the administration for a new fall break on Nov. 3 and 4 garnered nearly 600 signatures within an hour of its release.

COVID-19 is making one of the most dangerous sports even riskier

Social distancing in any setting is only as effective as its practitioners. 

Make a mask a part of your Halloween costume

We’re doing so well keeping our campus open and free from outbreaks, but we’re one unmasked party away from shutting everything down.

Student organizations struggle to adapt to health guidelines

Throughout the summer, it was unclear what the fall semester would look like. The extent of in-person learning and on-campus living was unclear and dependent upon changing government health policies. As a result, policies for events and other club activities remained up in the air until closer to the start of the semester.

Everyone needs a break right now

We 100% support the decision to cancel fall break, but there has to be something to replace it.