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Smoking ban coming to campus in July

UR will be effectively tobacco-free, come next July.

Keynote speaker Shaun King yaks Seligman on non-ban

Shaun King, Senior Social Justice Writer for the New York Daily News and prominent Black Lives Matter activist, criticized University President Joel Seligman’s decision not to ban Yik Yak in a speech last Friday about racial issues in America.

Frat quad petition spurs debate

A Students’ Association (SA) Government IMPACT petition calling for the University to rename the Fraternity Quad fueled debate among students last, with many in and outside Greek life arguing on social media about the proposal.

Fringe Fest exec to headline Commencement

“I’m curious to hear what she has to say. I think it will have a different focus from previous years, and I really appreciate that.”

Students not sold on race campaign

“I hope this campaign won’t just be about free T-shirts and water bottles, but it’s good that the school is taking a step in the right direction.”

Flood leaves students out to dry

“I don’t know how I’m going to pay for it. I talked to my dad, but I’m still not sure.”