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Missing professor Rantakari fell into Genesee River, police say. UR still hasn’t notified students, faculty
Professor Heikki Rantakari has been missing since Oct. 21. Police said Friday they found video of him falling from a bridge into the Genesee River. UR didn't notify the full student and faculty body of the situation until Oct 30.
America is divided, but Judy Woodruff remains optimistic
Television news pioneer Judy Woodruff dove into the good, the bad, the ugly — and the future — of U.S. politics at Meliora Weekend on Oct. 7.
Frederick Douglass Institute
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie headlines Mel Weekend amid transphobia controversy
Despite student pushback over her past comments about trans women, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie headlined Meliora Weekend on Oct. 7.
Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro ’95 first jumped into politics at UR
Before Josh Shapiro ‘95 became Pennsylvania’s governor-elect, he boasted two humbler titles — UR Students’ Association senator and president.
Latin American Studies department resolution passes SA
SA passed a resolution supporting the creation of a Latin American Studies department after hearing speeches from seven student advocates.
bias incident report
SA solicits input on race-related trainings for faculty
SA released a survey seeking student input on potentially-mandatory race-related training curricula for faculty.
You should be worried about local election denialism
If this week’s midterm elections solidified anything, it’s the fact that Republican election denialism is now just another strategic tool that’s here to stay.