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Seniors surprised by wine tour availability

By noon on Thursday, April 30, the Wilson Quadrangle was littered with folding chairs, blankets and water bottles: the result of hundreds of students camping out, waiting to purchase a coveted wine tour ticket. In the days leading up to the event, students planned their strategies: getting in line as early as 4 a.m.; bringing bag chairs and snacks; and sitting with a group of friends. For students, the 15-year Finger Lakes wine tour tradition merits an early arrival. “We were on the corner of the [Wilson Commons] patio,” senior... [More]

Seniors adjust goal

The annual Senior Class Gift drive is underway, with the 2015 Class Council soliciting donations to the University from graudating seniors. A website for the ...

Diversity report published

UR President Joel Seligman’s ninth annual diversity report, which was released this May, noted that the University continued to make steady progress with its diversity ...

Posse Foundation seeks to promote college access

On Sunday, May 17, education strategist and Posse Foundation founder Deborah Bial will give the commencement address for UR’s class of 2015. Bial is known ...

Burglary at Rettner Hall

1. Electronics were stolen from Rettner Hall on Sunday, April 26 some time between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m. Department of Public Safety (DPS) and ...

Dean Culver announces new Humanities Center

Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Gloria Culver announced the upcoming creation of a Humanities Center at UR in a press release published ...

Student groups mobilize after Nepal earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal at 11:56 a.m. local time on Saturday, April 26, resulting in a death toll which is currently estimated at ...

Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor researches gulf oil spill

Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor John Kessler recently returned from a two-week research expedition in the Gulf of Mexico, where he had been investigating the ...

Marketplace Taxi has unclear future with UR

Rochester television station WHEC News10NBC released two videos on Wednesday, April 22 that showed Marketplace Taxi employees referring to UR students using expletives and racial ...

Student attempts to leave Hillside without paying

1. On Saturday, April 18 at 1:21 a.m., Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to the report of an attempted larceny at Hillside Market. Upon ...

UR students create dining app

Two UR students have developed an iPhone app called URdining that offers daily, up-to-date information about dining halls and a ratings feature for giving feedback ...

SA Senators launch ‘Take Back Yik Yak’

The “Take Back Yik Yak” campaign, which aims to foster an inclusive community on campus and promote positivity on Yik Yak, officially launched this Wednesday, ...

Culver appointed dean

UR Professor of biology Gloria Culver was chosen as the new Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences this week. As dean, Culver will ...

Laser Lab avoids budget cuts

U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter of New York’s 25th congressional district recently prevented a $7.5 million funding cut to UR’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) for ...

Visiting professor discusses implications of climate change

Dr. James Hansen, an adjunct professor from the Earth Institute at Columbia University, visited UR on Monday, April 20 to hold a seminar about the ...

SigEp paints mural in 19th Ward

David Stark – Contributing Photographer The following article contained an error in the print edition that has been corrected for the online version. The article ...

Students and workers march from UR in ‘Fight for $15’

As part of the national “Fight for $15” campaign for a higher minimum wage and the right to unionize without repercussions, a large crowd of ...

UR Hillel workshop to discuss Israel, anti-semitism

UR Hillel will host an Interfaith workshop on Saturday, April 18 to discuss means of differentiating between anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiment. The event was organized ...

Visiting speakers address Tibet issue

The following article contained an error in the print edition that has been corrected for the online version. The article originally stated that Holi was ...

SPARK Entrepreneurs host conference

SPARK Entrepreneurs, an undergraduate club focused on promoting creative business ideas among UR undergraduates, held their first annual conference on Saturday, April 11. The Greater ...