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.”



Pre-summer break cheers and jeers

Cheers to the Campus Times going almost completely digital. Jeers to no one reading the Campus Times anyway.

Let’s talk about campus hate speech

Today, in a world of blatant racism and white supremacy, college hate crimes are on the rise. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of reported hate crimes on college campuses has increased by 25 percent.

Who sets up Commencement? A team of 22 plans for months

Twenty-two staff members from Event and Classroom Management spend October to June planning the ceremony,  with four of them working full-time on the event. Facilities and Meliora Catering also play a role in getting everything in place and the food for the different ceremonies across campus.