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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 slurs. The employees were recorded using derogatory language upon ending calls with students. The videos were recorded by former Marketplace Taxi driver Christine Van Orden. Marketplace Taxi is promoted by UR, but there is no formal contract. In a statement made by UR President Joel Seligman on Wednesday that was published by News10NBC and also released in a UR newsletter on Thursday, April 23, Seligman noted... [More]

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 Working with local mural artist Shawn Dunwoody, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (SigEp) painted a mural this weekend on the side ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

URMC tests oral vaccine for HIV

A new oral vaccine against HIV is being tested by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Unlike other HIV vaccines, traditionally given ...

Woman steals from Barnes & Noble

1. On April 6 at 10:23 a.m., Barnes & Noble staff in College Town reported a theft from the store. Staff told Department of Public ...

New Google Glass app teaches public speaking skills

UR’s Human-Computer Interaction research group (HCI) developed a wearable technology that delivers real-time feedback on speaking ability. The technology, named “Rhema,” makes use of the ...

Center for Energy and the Environment opens at UR

The Center for Energy and the Environment (CEE), a new research group at the University of Rochester, will bring together faculty from multiple departments to ...

Three new businesses open in College Town

Saxbys Coffee, The Beer Market and Constantino’s Market opened their doors to College Town on April 6, 7 and 9, respectively, giving students easy access ...

Student group achieves financial aid reform

The Students’ Association (SA) and the student organization Peaceful Protest of the Financial Aid System met with Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Jonathan Burdick ...

Dever and Holloway elected

Parsa Lotfi – Photo Editor Grant Dever and Melissa Holloway have been elected 2015-2016 Students’ Association (SA) president and vice president, according to unofficial ...

Seligman hosts town hall meeting

UR President Joel Seligman held a town hall meeting on Tuesday, March 31, to discuss past and current developments in University infrastructure. Seligman also discussed ...