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Remote international students unable to attend UR in-person
To address student concerns about not being able to make it to campus on time for in-person classes, junior Alina Fang published a petition on Aug. 11 on the SA Impact website for international students to continue the hybrid learning model into the fall. At the time of publication, 284 students signed the petition.
Rochester Marriage Pact
Rochester Marriage Pact claims to find yoUR perfect match
The Rochester Marriage Pact is a college-specific matchmaking service — an idea that originated from a market design class project at Stanford, according to the creators.
Office of Equity and Inclusion responds to Levy’s resignation
In an interview with Campus Times, the Office of Equity and Inclusion Vice President Mercedes Ramírez Fernández and Assistant Vice President for Public Relations and Engagement Jim Ver Steeg commented on the Title IX budget and the GME system — two reasons that previous Title IX Coordinator Morgan Levy cited as to why she resigned.
Title IX Coordinator Morgan Levy resigns
In an interview with Campus Times, Levy said that two of the main reasons for her resignation back in September were massive cuts made to the Title IX budget, and administration refusing to let her see student complaints against UR faculty and staff.
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’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.
UR mandates 14-day quarantine for international students
Members of the UR community arriving from international locations are now required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in New York State.
Rochester’s Mayor Warren sued over limiting gatherings in recent emergency order
Both Free the People Roc and NLG Rochester are taking action against Mayor Warren’s emergency order enacted on July 15.