March 10, 1970

Sophomore Mervin Walker and freshman Theodore Flowers are arrested in their dorms on counts of robbery, grand larceny, and possession of a dangerous weapon. The two had reportedly robbed two liquor stores that semester. UR students attempted to raise money to cover the $10,000 bail set for each student and other legal costs they faced.

March 4, 1985

Five-hundred UR students write letters in protest of student loan cuts as part of a 24-hour letter-writing marathon. Students wrote over 1,000 letters to members of Congress and leaders of the U.S. executive branch, and more than 1,500 students signed a petition.

March 6, 1998

Senior squash player Ben-Ari Elias defeats opponents from Bates College and Harvard University to make it to the round of 16, where he lost to an opponent from Trinity College, in the National Intercollegiate Squash Racquets Association individual championships. Elias competed despite being in the process of recovering from a serious shoulder injury.

March 9, 2006

UR makes Fortune Small Business Magazine’s list of the top 10 colleges for entrepreneurship. Other schools on the list included Harvard University and UT Austin.

March 7, 2013

No Jackets Required performs its spring show “One Hit Wonders,” featuring a selection of music that includes “I’m Too Sexy,” “Baby Got Back,” and “The Safety Dance.”

Laser lab faces possible closure

The lab has also been home to a number of Ph.D. students, not only from UR, but from universities worldwide. Students have gotten the opportunity to work at the “OMEGA” facility with state-of-the-art lasers, one being one of the most powerful high-energy lasers in the world.

Students, faculty grapple with school shootings

“First of all, that’s discriminating against people with actual mental health issues, and second of all, it’s inherently racist because it’s saying that white people are not capable of just being bad.”

Author Forman talks transforming the criminal system

His narrative focused on the political, historical, and imaginative constraints on these local leaders, which he used in explaining how a legal system with ample black leadership could still lead to the mass incarceration of African-Americans.