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Peaceful Protest of the Financial Aid System continues

The student group Peaceful Protest of the Financial Aid System staged a series of events during Meliora Weekend, including tabling in Wilson Commons and silent protests outside. The protests were the next phase in the group’s new initiative to spearhead change in the Office of Financial Aid. Their central goals are to foster transparency and communication between Financial Aid and students. The official schedule of events included tabling in Flag Lounge on Thursday, Oct. 16, a silent protest in Wilson... [More]

Laverne Cox discusses transgender identity

Actress Laverne Cox appeared in the Goergen Palestra during Meliora Weekend to speak about her experiences as a transgender woman. Cox is best known for ...

Doris Kearns Goodwin delivers Meliora keynote

Prominent historian Doris Kearns Goodwin was the Keynote speaker this Meliora Weekend. She started the event with a compelling speech about her history living with ...

Barnes & Noble opens; rest of College Town to open by spring

The University’s Barnes & Noble reopened Oct. 12 in a new and much larger location at the corner of Mt. Hope and Elmwood Avenues. The ...

Chemical solution causes explosion in Hutchinson

Emergency crews and local Hazmat units responded to a call from Hutchison Hall on Saturday at approximately 2:40pm in response to an accident in a ...

$1.25M goes to research in early language development

Assistant research professor in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences department Elika Bergelson received a $1.25M grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to research ...

SEGway awaits SA approval amidst liability concerns

  SEGway (Survivor Empowerment group), a relatively new organization on campus dealing with sexual assault awareness and victim advocacy, met with members of the Students’ Association ...

Workers’ union agrees on contract after negotiations

UR and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) tentatively agreed on new labor contracts for approximately 1,800 workers at UR Medical Center’s Strong Memorial Hospital ...

UR Optics captures national attention with creation of “cloaking device”

Physics professor John Howell and Ph.D student Joseph Choi of UR’s Optics Department developed a new design for a cloaking device, capturing national attention. By using ...

Student organization protests financial aid system

A new student organization, the Peaceful Protest of the Financial Aid System, formed this summer to question the transparency and sympathy of UR’s Office of ...

GPS stolen from car in Hill Court lot

1. On Sept. 14 at 7:53pm, a Public Safety Officer was stopped and advised of a car in Hill Court lot under Phase Bridge with ...

World news recap: Sept. 24- Oct 1, 2014

Massive protests sweep Hong Kong:  In what is being called the Umbrella Revolution, thousands have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to demand democracy. The ...

Sigma Beta Rho hosts cultural Fusion event

More than a dozen student groups came together this past Saturday, Sept. 27 for Sigma Beta Rho fraternity’s Fusion cultural event, a renewed festivity meant ...

Tech Fund accepts applications

UR Ventures’ Technology Development Fund (TDF) is entering its ninth round of funding this fall. TDF provides UR graduate and faculty researchers with anywhere from ...

NROTC honors lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001

To commemorate the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept.11, 2001, UR’s Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) took to the Eastman Quad for ...

ESPN’s ‘E:60’ spotlights Eastman professor James VanDemark’s ‘music box’

Eastman School of Music professor and double bass soloist James VanDemark and four of his students were featured on “E:60,” an investigative news show on ...

World news recap: Sept. 18-24, 2014

U.S. begins airstrikes in Syria:  The U.S., along with its Middle Eastern allies, launched its first-ever air strikes in Syria on Tuesday night, Sept. 23.  President ...

Fraternity jungle rumbles, public safety investigates

A fight broke out between brothers representing two fraternities early Sunday, Sept. 20 at approximately 12:30am. The fight, which included at least three members from ...

Students represent UR at U.N. Day of Peace

Two UR students attended the 32nd annual U.N. Day of Peace observance in New York City this past Sunday, Sept. 21. Sophomore Ezra Baccar and ...

New hospital focuses on patient comfort

The new Golisano Children’s Hospital, dedicated to making patients and their families comfortable, will be added to Strong Memorial Hospital come 2015. This new addition to ...