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Armed man climbs inside dumpster at Eastman

1. On Jan. 25 at 7:41pm, a Public Safety officer working at Eastman School observed a male climbing into a dumpster at the back of Miller Center. After a couple of minutes, officers approached the male who was still in the dumpster. Officers attempted to identify the male but he did not have ID. When asked if he had any weapons, the male stated he did not. A check of the male determined he had two knives in his possession. The unaffiliated male was taken into custody for... [More]

Mock Trial sweeps Cornell Invitational

The UR Mock Trial Team took first place at the 11th annual Big Red Invitational Classic at Cornell University last weekend. The Yellowjackets competed against ...

Students in court on drug charges

Two UR students arrested last semester on drug charges made a court appearance Tuesday morning before Rochester City Court judge Honorable Melchor Castro. Sophomore Justin Delgado, ...

Flask explodes in chemistry class

A flask exploded during an experiment in professor Benajmin Hafensteiner’s Chemistry 132 class on Jan. 23 around 10:45am, leaving Hafensteiner with minor cuts on his ...

UR hosts annual MLK Address

Rachel Hammelman, Photo Editor “Never has this event been more timely,” UR President Joel Seligman said in his opening remarks at the 14th annual Martin ...

UR scientists develop hydrophobic metal

Parsa Lotfi, Photo Editor Two UR researchers have developed an entirely new method for waterproofing metal surfaces. Professor of Optics Chunlei Guo and senior scientist ...

Alumni film Super Bowl advertisement for Doritos

Photo courtesy of Alvin Chandra UR alumni Dave Horowitz ‘95 and Nick Sivakumaran ‘95 have a one-in-ten chance of seeing their Doritos Crash commercial air ...

In Plutzik series, poet Katherine Larson unites poetry and science

Catherine Kong, Staff Photographer Poet and biologist Katherine Larson read from her book “Radial Symmetry,” a collection of poems, in the University’s Plutzik Reading Series ...

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 ...

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, ...