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UR students protest decisions in Ferguson and New York

UR students, faculty, and community members have engaged in a series of protests against recent decisions by grand juries in St. Louis County, Missouri and Staten Island, New York not to indict police officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo for, respectively, the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Most recently, on Friday, Dec. 5, students held a die-in and march as the first “Ferguson Friday” event on the UR campus. Civil rights groups around the country have held Ferguson Friday protests since the August shooting death of the 18-year-old... [More]

World news recap: Nov. 20 – Dec. 11, 2014

CIA torture report: On Tuesday, Dec. 9, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a report on the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques.” Detailed in the ...

Mock Trial team places second at Yale meet

The UR Mock Trial team placed second in a tournament at Yale University last weekend in which they competed against 22 other teams in their ...

ROTC wins first place at Cornell University Drill Competition

The Rochester NROTC took first place at the Cornell University Invitational Drill Competition (CUIDC) in mid-November for the second year in a row. Made up of ...

Former student tries to get into Drama House

1. On Dec. 7 at 2:52pm, residents of Drama House called and reported a suspicious male trying to gain access into the house. Responding Public ...

ResLife switches cable providers, adds HBO

UR will no longer subscribe to Time Warner Cable after the current semester, partnering instead with Campus Televideo, a cable provider that caters to universities ...

Public Safety investigates safe robbery

Public Safety is continuing an investigation into the Nov. 16 theft of the contents of a Dining Services office safe. According to Assistant Director of ...

Students join ‘Fight for $15’ protests

UR students joined striking fast-food workers from major chains including Wendy’s, Burger King, and Tim Horton’s in a show of solidarity on Thursday, Dec. 4, ...

Ferguson protests on campus continue into second night

Parsa Lotfi / Photo Editor UR students and Rochester community members gathered on Tuesday, Nov. 25 for a second time to protest the decision by ...

UR reacts to Ferguson grand jury verdict : LIVE UPDATES

11:00 pm 11/24 Late Monday evening, UR and the nation learned that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not face indictment for the death of Michael ...

UR ranks in top ten life science universities

“Nature Biotechnology,” a leading scientific journal published by Nature Publishing Group, recognized UR as one of the top ten universities for life sciences in 2013 ...

Dining issues apology for poster in Douglass

On Nov. 10, Dining Services posted a meme from the Overheard at Rochester Facebook group that read, “I don’t always stay in an abusive relationship, ...

Laptop and iPad stolen from Gilbert Hall

1. On Friday, Nov. 14, two thefts were reported in Gilbert Hall. The first was reported at 11:22am after an iPad was taken from a ...

World news recap: Nov. 13-Nov. 20, 2014

Jerusalem killings: Four rabbis and a police officer were killed in an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Three of the rabbis ...

Congress moves to cut science funding

  Recent congressional inquiries into National Science Foundation (NSF) research funding have provoked criticism from members of the higher education community, including UR Senior Vice President ...

Ridesharing service opens for UR students

  Zimride, an online platform that allows coordinated ridesharing, is now available at UR. Zimride’s website describes it as “a new spin on ridesharing, using social networks ...

Mock Trial holds fifth annual Yellowjacket Invitational

UR’s mock trial team hosted the fifth annual Yellowjacket Invitational on Nov. 15 and 16 in LeChase Hall, accommodating 22 teams and a total of ...

Plundering perp pilfers panties

1. On Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10:15pm, Department of Public Safety officers observed an individual on a bicycle entering the campus from the footbridge over ...

Pulitzer Prize-winning former UR student delivers Neilly Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ayad Akhtar delivered a lecture entitled “American Dervish: Muslim American Culture and Family Life” on Monday, Nov. 10. The lecture was part ...

$50,000 goes to Warner professors for edTPA research

UR Warner School of Education professors Jeffrey Choppin and Kevin Meuwissen received a grant of nearly $50,000 from the Spencer Foundation for a period of ...