Rochester Life

BlackatUR amplifies underrepresented voices

On Instagram, students across the country have made accounts sharing the experiences of students of color, especially Black students, regarding racial issues. Seeing those accounts, @BlackatUR was formed. 

The unwelcome pardon

Last month, Deborah L. Hughes, the President and CEO of the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House, had planned a press conference in Rochester to commemorate the 100th anniversary of that momentous victory for women’s rights.

Collins discusses career in air and space

Collins delivered a virtual talk on Sept. 12 to the UR community about her career at NASA and the future of outer space. She was originally supposed to be the Student Programming Board’s spring speaker but due to COVID-19, the talk was moved to this fall.

Coping with quarantine

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New York’s public health department requires all students arriving on campus from restricted states to quarantine for two weeks. 

The role of Facebook moderators during a pandemic

Of course, even before the pandemic, Facebook was a key platform for UR students public discourse. The oldest UR pages have been around for over a decade. 

Reflections on an empty campus

So, what does our campus scenery look like, now that so many of us are gone and those remaining are encouraged to stay inside?

Student podcast ‘Classically Black’ builds bridges to classical world

Harris and Brown started “Classically Black” to create a community for African-American classical musicians, an often underrepresented group within the field. Harris remarked, “these people have been [there]; we are still here.”

MERT’s not trying to get you in trouble

“People often think that we’re the drunk police or the drunk catchers,” said Director of Operations and senior Colin Murphy, “that’s really not the case.”

Progress at my expense: Anthony, Douglass, and me

In this city that once housed crusaders of two valiant fights, neither had fought for me.

The Late Night crunch: Why Late Night moved to the Pit

“Stop hitting on me for favors. Stop rudely checking me out at work. Stop disrespecting me and the other student workers,” Bowen wrote.