Oct. 4, 1966

A UR expedition to Hudson Bay to study cosmic rays is declared a success by researchers. The experiments involved sending cosmic-ray detecting equipment to an altitude of 27 miles by balloon and collecting data on helium isotopes in the radiation. All three flights done by UR were successful.

Sept. 30, 1976

Despite an early-season loss to Cornell, the UR women’s tennis team defeats both Buffalo State and RIT in consecutive matches. In both matches, all the match-ups in singles were won by UR.

Oct. 5, 1982

Art critic and author Robert Hughes and three ensembles from the Eastman School of Music are slated to highlight the 11th annual Joseph C. Wilson Day. At the time, Hughes was the art critic for Time magazine and wrote the book Shock of the New.

Oct. 2, 1997

The Campus Times reports that UR expects to begin dorm cable service starting in fall semester 1998. Students would be required to pay for a cable subscription, but at a greatly reduced rate.

Oct. 5, 2006

Over 200 students volunteer for Be the Change Day to clean up Rochester’s 19th Ward. The event was part of UR’s celebration of the National Gandhi Day of Service.

Oct. 4, 2012

UR joins the WitsOn! — Women in Τechnology Sharing Online — program, which connects female students studying a STEM field with woman mentors in the STEM field.

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Orange Line service increases amid student dissatisfaction

The start of the semester saw the Orange Line overwhelmed, as five morning buses couldn't match the demands of students heading to campus.


They moved in packs, resembling clouds of yellow pain. Their intent: to drive students into buildings, away from campus center, and just generally insane.

Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro ’95 first jumped into politics at UR

Before Josh Shapiro ‘95 became Pennsylvania’s governor-elect, he boasted two humbler titles — UR Students’ Association senator and president.