April 13, 1989

Course registration dates are changed to eliminate a conflict with the start of Passover.

April 13, 1995

Undergraduate Scott Diaczun is arrested on fourth-degree criminal mischief after breaking off the rear antenna of a UR Security car and throwing it in the bushes near Bausch and Lomb and Gavett halls. Alcohol was involved.

April 8, 2004

Due to infractions occurred during the election, junior Ilana Kaplan-Shain’s election as SA president is nullified. Kaplan-Shain changed the default home page on ITS computers to be that of her campaign website, resulting in a last-minute disqualification of her campaign by the Elections Committee. A second election was planned as a result for a week after for the remaining three candidates.

April 14, 2011

Junior Daren Venable’s trial begins in the stabbing death of junior Jeffrey Bordeaux, Jr. Venable was charged with second-degree murder and waived his right to a trial by jury. Venable, acquitted on April 21, argued that he had stabbed Bordeaux in self-defense at a “Gangsta’s Paradise”-themed Delta Upsilon party. Several UR students were called to testify at the trial.



Seligman breaks ground on University of Rochester, Minnesota

"Today, we bring the spirit of Meliora to the Med City!" the parka-clad president began as he went to dig the foundation of Barnes & Noble Hall.

Research Rochester: Cohavi investigates peer validation via social media

Half the participants — the “inclusion” group — got many likes. The other half — the “ostracism” group — received very few. In this way, Cohavi and Gearinger simulated peer validation as their experimental variable.

From the Archives: President O’Brien’s name change controversy

O’Brien championed an effort to change UR’s name to the more prestigious sounding “Eastman University.” After his administration drew fire for stiff tuition increases and continued business with South Africa despite apartheid, this slight to the school’s identity was the last straw for many students.