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Men found with bolt cutters and stolen bikes

1. On Oct. 25 at 9:59pm, a Public Safety officer saw two males on Fraternity Road, of whom one was riding a bike and the other was walking. The officer lost sight of the two males for a short time. When he located them again they were both on bikes. Officers made contact with the two males in the Faculty Road circle. The two were not affiliated with the University and only one could produce ID. While speaking with the two males, an officer observed what appeared to be bolt... [More]

World news recap: Oct. 23 – Oct. 30, 2014

Mass graves in Mexico investigated:  Another mass grave was discovered near the town of Iguala in the Mexican state of Guerrero, where 43 students went missing ...

Student receives $10,000 scholarship from NASA

Junior Mechanical Engineering student William Green received NASA’s $10,000 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Award. Green was lauded for his outstanding accomplishments and his drive toward a ...

SA pursues past $5K proposal

Inspired by one of the runner-up submissions to last semester’s 5K Challenge, UR’s Students’ Association (SA) is working on a campus art project that would ...

‘Full speed ahead’ for Douglass renovations

Director of Dining Services and Auxiliary Operations Cam Schauf announced a complete overhaul of Douglass Dining Center and the Frederick Douglass Building (FDB), as well ...

Eastman welcomes new Dean

The Eastman School of Music officially welcomed a new Dean with the investiture ceremony of Dr. Jamal Rossi this past Sunday, Oct. 26. Rossi, who served ...

Peaceful Protest of the Financial Aid System continues

The student group Peaceful Protest of the Financial Aid System staged a series of events during Meliora Weekend, including tabling in Wilson Commons and silent ...

Laverne Cox discusses transgender identity

Actress Laverne Cox appeared in the Goergen Palestra during Meliora Weekend to speak about her experiences as a transgender woman. Cox is best known for ...

Doris Kearns Goodwin delivers Meliora keynote

Prominent historian Doris Kearns Goodwin was the Keynote speaker this Meliora Weekend. She started the event with a compelling speech about her history living with ...

Barnes & Noble opens; rest of College Town to open by spring

The University’s Barnes & Noble reopened Oct. 12 in a new and much larger location at the corner of Mt. Hope and Elmwood Avenues. The ...

Chemical solution causes explosion in Hutchinson

Emergency crews and local Hazmat units responded to a call from Hutchison Hall on Saturday at approximately 2:40pm in response to an accident in a ...

$1.25M goes to research in early language development

Assistant research professor in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences department Elika Bergelson received a $1.25M grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to research ...

SEGway awaits SA approval amidst liability concerns

  SEGway (Survivor Empowerment group), a relatively new organization on campus dealing with sexual assault awareness and victim advocacy, met with members of the Students’ Association ...

Workers’ union agrees on contract after negotiations

UR and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) tentatively agreed on new labor contracts for approximately 1,800 workers at UR Medical Center’s Strong Memorial Hospital ...

UR Optics captures national attention with creation of “cloaking device”

Physics professor John Howell and Ph.D student Joseph Choi of UR’s Optics Department developed a new design for a cloaking device, capturing national attention. By using ...

Student organization protests financial aid system

A new student organization, the Peaceful Protest of the Financial Aid System, formed this summer to question the transparency and sympathy of UR’s Office of ...

GPS stolen from car in Hill Court lot

1. On Sept. 14 at 7:53pm, a Public Safety Officer was stopped and advised of a car in Hill Court lot under Phase Bridge with ...

World news recap: Sept. 24- Oct 1, 2014

Massive protests sweep Hong Kong:  In what is being called the Umbrella Revolution, thousands have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to demand democracy. The ...

Sigma Beta Rho hosts cultural Fusion event

More than a dozen student groups came together this past Saturday, Sept. 27 for Sigma Beta Rho fraternity’s Fusion cultural event, a renewed festivity meant ...

Tech Fund accepts applications

UR Ventures’ Technology Development Fund (TDF) is entering its ninth round of funding this fall. TDF provides UR graduate and faculty researchers with anywhere from ...