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Students attempt to evade Public Safety

1. On Wednesday, March 18 at 12:51 a.m., DPS officers responded to a loud noise complaint outside Lovejoy Hall facing the Residential Quadrangle. As officers approached, they observed six people talking loudly outside of Lovejoy. When the group observed the officers, they quieted down and two left and entered the building. As officers came closer to the group, the remaining four got up and entered the building. The officers yelled for the group to stop, but they kept walking. Officers followed the group inside and again advised them to stop,... [More]

North Korean refugee speaks at LiNK event on campus

Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) hosted LiNK alumnus and North Korean refugee Justin Kim at an event on March 24, where he addressed LiNK members ...

UR seeks legal action against Yik Yak users following racist posts

UR students rank among the most active users of Yik Yak, but in recent weeks the app’s reputation as a place for harmless puns ...

Apple debuts Parkinson’s study app in collaboration with URMC

An app co-developed by URMC researchers was unveiled on March 9 at an Apple keynote event. The app, dubbed mPower, is designed to collect real-time ...

Fast-food workers’ speaking tour begins

Fast-food workers and UR students  launched Metro Justice’s city-wide Fast Food Worker Speaking Tour at the University last Thursday, March 19. Former fast-food worker and ...

Vandalism continues in Burton bathrooms

Ongoing vandalism in the bathrooms of Burton Hall has prompted an investigation by Public Safety and Residential Life. Since the beginning of this semester, vomit, ...

SA adopts new bylaws

On March 19, SA Senate passed new bylaws governing the entire Student Association. The bylaws, which dictate everything from committee duties to election procedures, ...

UR raises tuition rates for 2015-16

This past weekend, UR administration announced the tuition, room and board rates for the upcoming 2015-2016 year. Tuition for undergraduates will increase approximately 2.8 ...

Security Update: Students found dancing in Gilbert attic

1. On Feb. 28 at 5:12 p.m., a student reported hearing what sounded like footsteps above her room in Gilbert Hall. The area in question ...

Repairs in store for Hutchison, Hylan, Dewey entrances

UR Facilities & Operations will be replacing entrance doors on several River Campus buildings during UR’s spring break. The repairs are slated for the external ...

U.S. Senator visits UR to discuss prevention of sexual violence

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the University of Rochester on Monday to participate in a roundtable discussion on ending sexual violence. In a meeting with ...

Construction plans move forward for Data Science Institute

UR recently selected Welliver, a provider of construction services based in the Finger Lakes region of New York, as the manager for preconstruction services for ...

Frederick Douglass Building renovations will begin in May

The Frederick Douglass Building will undergo renovations throughout the coming year and will reopen in fall 2016 as the last step in the 10-year process ...

SA launches IMPACT website for student petitions

SA officially launched and announced the beta version of IMPACT, a petition site “for students by students,” on Tuesday, Feb. 24. SA President’s Cabinet member ...

Security Update: Student takes unwitting visitor’s coat

1. On Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2:11 a.m., Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers were advised by a visitor that her coat and personal belongings ...

Scientific American editor and UR alumnus Fred Guterl gives lecture

Parsa Lotfi – Photo Editor In the latest installment of the River Campus Libraries’ Neilly Lecture Series, executive editor of Scientific American magazine Fred Guterl ...

Sig Ep, Drama House and DLH staying on Frat Quad

Rachel Hammelman – Photo Editor This week, UR Residential Life finalized its selection process for the Academic Living Centers (ALCs) housed on the Fraternity Quadrangle. ...

Career Center names new director

Joe Testani, who is currently the director of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)’s Career Center,  will be replacing the current Director of the Gwen M. ...

Editor of Scientific American gives library lecture

In the latest installment of the River Campus Libraries’ Neilly Lecture Series, executive editor of Scientific American magazine Fred Guterl addressed students and community members ...

Career Center names new director

Joe Testani, who is currently the director of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)’s Career Center,  will be replacing the current Director of the Gwen M. ...