University of Rochester

The University of Rochester is reversing some of the cost-saving measures they had to implement over the last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A letter sent out to the U of R community says that faculty and administrators who had salaries reduced will see their salaries reinstated to their full amount, with the exception of some senior administrators who will continue to receive a reduced salary through June.

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Downtown bar owners are hoping the organizers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Fest will change their mind on moving the event to Henrietta, if not this year, then next. 

Festival co-producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent announced Thursday that they plan to move the nine-day concert series to Rochester Institute of Technology, in part to adhere to current social distancing guidelines. The event attracted more that 200,000 people in 2019.

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Hospitals in Monroe County will begin to allow limited visitation next week. 

University of Rochester Medical Center hospitals will open up to some visitors on Monday, followed by Rochester Regional hospitals on Tuesday. 

Patients receiving certain types of care can designate two people who may visit one at a time. However, those receiving end-of-life care can have up to two visitors at once.


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New York political leaders on both sides of the aisle are calling for actions, including a criminal investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his top aides and an end to the governor’s emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The outcry follows a New York Post report that the governor’s chief of staff said during a private meeting that the administration deliberately withheld key data on nursing home deaths during the pandemic.

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Phyllis Siembor and her 15-year-old goddaughter stopped by a candy shop this week with two red envelopes -- and a purpose.

The envelopes contained valentines for a 9-year-old girl whom Rochester police officers handcuffed and pepper-sprayed during a mental health crisis two weeks ago.

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For schools to fully reopen, Rush Henrietta Central School District Superintendent Lawrence Bo Wright said Thursday that social distancing restrictions will have to be reconsidered. 

He was one of six superintendents on a panel organized by advocacy group ACT for Education, a group of leaders from various Monroe County School districts that collaborate to “encourage community support for public education.” This panel was titled: “Continuity of Learning.”

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The city of Rochester on Thursday released disciplinary files for 118 police officers who have been reprimanded on the job -- a records dump that has been highly anticipated since last summer’s civil unrest.

Jazz festival will happen but will move to RIT

Feb 11, 2021
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After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is on track for this summer -- but will be held for the first time outside the city and later than usual, festival organizers announced Thursday.

The festival’s co-producers, Marc Iacona and John Nugent, said they were moving the popular nine-day concert series to the Rochester Institute of Technology campus in Henrietta to better adhere to state health guidelines. The festival is scheduled for July 30 to Aug. 7.

The University of Rochester Medical Center will end its Executive Health and special patient services programs.