Fall 2020 plans finalized pending governor’s approval
The University’s plan is subject to change pending its accordance with a set of yet-to-be-released guidelines from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Socially distant undergraduate move-in plans announced
More information on the University’s restart plans can be found on the University’s coronavirus planning page.
Public forum discusses anti-racist education, engagement with Rochester
"It's got to be deep [...] sustained engagement with community and community organizations,” said University President Sarah Mangerlsdorf.
Sorority members call for mass disaffiliation in open letter
The letter, written by three Alpha Phi women of color and signed in solidarity by nine white sorority members, calls for an end to Greek life at UR.
Discriminatory recruitment practices stir up uncertainty for Alpha Phi, Greek life
The applicants considered the prettiest, the letter says, would likely be the only ones to make it through recruitment.
Judge rules international students are able to take a fully online semester in United States
ICE guidelines are now set to the emergency guidelines issued in march, which are relaxed to allow students to take all courses online in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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June 2020, July ’64: Rochester’s so-called ‘riots’
"When people’s needs are not met, they will respond. And rioting, mashing up, destruction, all of those things are part of it.”
Peter Castronovo remembered as dedicated, creative
“[Castronovo] loved the university and loved his job,” Cavanaugh said. “He was interested in making sure we had the best facilities anywhere.”
Fenno remembered as scholar, teacher, and colleague
Fenno, who was vital to the development of UR’s political science department as one of the field’s best in the nation, died at the age of 93 on April 21, from what was deemed a likely case of COVID-19.