Feb. 1877 (The Rochester Campus)

The Rochester Campus reports that there are 153 students at UR. There are 37 seniors, 38 juniors, 42 sophomores, and 36 freshmen.

Feb. 1880 (The Rochester Campus)

It is reported that the value of the University’s physical assets is about $400,000, and the amount in the University’s endowment is $285,564.17. The University is seeking to add another $150,000. A list of major donors is also published, which included names of individuals including John D. Rockefeller and Azariah Boody.

Feb. 28, 1890 (The Campus)

The Campus announces the death of Martin Brewer Anderson, the first president of the University. Anderson’s death occurred three days after his wife, Elizabeth Gilbert Anderson, died. The death resulted in classes being suspended until after Anderson’s funeral.

March 1, 1901 (The Campus)

Female students participate in a reception in Anderson Hall. The Campus reports that this is the first time both male and female students participate in a social event together at the University.

March 3, 1910 (The Campus)

The Dramatic Club is set to perform “The Mountain Climber” at the Lyceum Theater. The play is directed by Norman Lee Swartout ‘02, and the club is managed by A. Russell Jones ‘10. The costumes and scenery were brought from New York City.

Correction (3/1/18): In the article “This Week in the Campus Times” published on Feb. 26, UR President Martin Brewer Anderson’s wife was incorrectly identified as Elizabeth Cilbert Anderson. Her correct name is Elizabeth Gilbert Anderson. This same error was printed in a special issue of The Campus published in 1890 in memory of Martin Brewer Anderson.



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