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Dishonesty hits new heights

As published in the Campus Times

The Board on Academic Honesty observed an all-time high rate of academic dishonesty cases through the 2008-2009 academic school year. The statistics prompted the Chair of the Board on Academic Honesty John Givens, to send a mass e-mail to the faculty and undergraduate community.

In comparison to the past two academic years, the amount of academic dishonesty cases last academic year showed a 25 percent increase. According to the Board, the year recorded the highest amount of suspensions in the past 10 years. It was also the first time that a student was expelled for cheating on multiple occasions.

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http://www.campustimes.org/2009/12/05/dishonesty-hits-new-heights/

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Financial aid remains constant

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Amid the current economic crisis, many students have expressed concerns about financing their college education.

However, according to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Jonathan Burdick, the student body can rely on the Office of Financial Aid.

Although the current economic crisis threatens the job market for college graduates, Burdick reassured that UR’s financial aid services remain unaffected by the current state of the economy. The Office of Financial Aid has, and will, undergo myriad upgrades in its services. However, the financial aid budget has not been affected by the economy.

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http://www.campustimes.org/2008/12/23/financial-aid-remains-constant/

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Coworkers remember UR Dining employee

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On Oct. 16, Desiree Curry, a UR Dining Services employee, was murdered in a fatal stabbing in her Remington Street home, where she lived with her 2-year-old daughter, Maz, and her grandmother, Bertha Douglas. She was 22. Curry worked in Wilson Commons on weekend nights and occasionally during the week. She started working for Dining Services through a temporary employment agency on Sept. 6 of this year.
Curry’s life and death have left an impact on her family, co-workers and community. Police have labeled the homicide as a case of domestic violence.

At around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night of Oct. 16, Rochester police were called to Curry’s home. Police found Curry lying on the floor with numerous stab wounds to her upper body. They also found a gardening tool next her body, which her parents later confirmed to be a pair of hedge clippers.

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http://www.campustimes.org/2008/12/30/coworkers-remember-ur-dining-employee/

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Film preview ignites discussion on racism

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An associate professor of communication at SUNY Brockport, Carvin Eison held a screening of his new work in progress, ‘Shadow of the Lynching Tree,” in Morey 321 last Thursday. The documentary aims to shed light on the symbolism behind lynching in America.

The primary focus of the screening was to show the consistent use of lynching as a means to evoke punishment and terror. Eison’s documentary covers lynching from the past to its more modern use in society.

One of the earliest accounts that he focused on was the lynching of a mentally challenged 17-year-old African American, Jesse Washington, in front of a crowd of thousands of roaring spectators in Waco, Texas in 1916. He then moved on to discuss modern lynching in the events of the ‘Jena Six.”

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http://www.campustimes.org/2008/12/23/film-preview-ignites-discussion-on-racism/

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Intensity propels men to 5-1 start

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On Nov. 21, the men’s basketball team tipped off its 2008 basketball season in front of a Palestra packed with 1,050 fans.

With the graduation last spring of stars Jon Onyiriuka, Uche Ndubizu and Robert Dominiak, among other key players from last season, there were many uncertainties as to what the future held.

But the ‘Jackets’ 5-1 record in the past two weeks has proven that they have not lost the high level of intensity that they possessed last year.

In its opening game a first-round match-up in the Chuck Resler Tournament UR scored a dominating 78-62 victory over University of Pittsburgh Bradford. Senior forward Mike Chmielowiec and sophomore guard Mike Labanowski stepped up to the plate with career-high performances.

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http://www.campustimes.org/2008/12/03/intensity-propels-men-to-5-1-start/

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UR undergoes minor construction projects

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Several minor construction projects are in progress on the River Campus. This past summer, work was done in Fauver Stadium. New lights were installed and the concourse was repainted. However, the completion of one project sometimes leads to the necessity of another, according to Associate Vice President of University Facilities and Services Richard Pifer.

‘We try to minimize disruption for the students and faculty and complete as much of the River Campus construction activity during the summer as we can,” Pifer said. ‘However, some activities, such as the re-establishment of lawns following construction, necessarily run into the fall.”

Initially, many of the walkways were replaced with new pavement. Upon completion of the project, the walkway construction damaged the lawn.

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http://www.campustimes.org/2008/12/02/ur-undergoes-minor-construction-projects/

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From the Pressbox: Olympic boxing

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While watching Sylvester Stallone’s ‘wrinklerific” performance in ‘Rocky Balboa,” my roommate said to me, ‘I wonder why boxing isn’t an Olympic sport.” I was somewhat taken aback, but I later came to find out that the majority of my Rochester peers were in the same boat. More than half of the residents of Crosby Hall had no idea that boxing was an Olympic sport. As an advent fan and participant of the sport, it was a shame to see how a sport that has historical significance and even biblical reference could shadowbox its own self into a dark corner.

Olympic-style boxing involves a unique scoring system. The two boxers have white circles on the ends of their boxing gloves. To score a point, the white portion of the glove has to land cleanly on the opponent. Five world-class judges are situated around the ring so that they can see the punches from different angles. When a judge sees that the white portion of the glove has landed cleanly, he must press a button within three seconds of the punch. The punch isn’t recorded unless three out of five of the judges press the button for the same punch within three seconds. Under those regulations, it doesn’t take a boxing expert to realize that combos and many other punches go unrecorded. It is simply unlikely for five guys, sitting at five different spots, to hit a button three times for a three-punch combo within three seconds of each other. My tongue is tied just by imagining the odds.

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http://www.campustimes.org/2008/09/11/from-the-pressbox-152/

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