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Protestors occupy Rochester City Hall overnight

On the morning of Sept. 15, protesters gathered in front of City Hall to fight for and reiterate the movement’s demands.

Kearns Center receives grant to support first-gen, low-income students

The Kearns Center’s model of support includes a mix of "intensive academic advising, graduate school preparation, and an emphasis on undergraduate research."

UR offers free COVID-19 testing to students participating in recent protests

According to Dudman, as of Sept. 17, 102 students participating in protests have been tested for COVID-19 through this free testing scheme.

URMC COVID-19 vaccine trials paused

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is joining hospitals around the world in conducting a phase 3 clinical trial for a potential coronavirus vaccine, known as AZD1222.

Free the People Rochester’s virtual teach-in discusses UR’s complicity

“When you’re in that community, you need to take it as your own. This is our community,” Maring said. “That’s the problem with students, that they come to [UR] for four years and they talk shit about [UR], they talk shit about Rochester, they don’t ever get off-campus, they don’t ever interact with the community.”

Protests continue to rock Rochester

Before the march began, call and response chants of “We are elders” and “We support our youth” echoed through the street.

Students reimagine Public Safety on campus, address lack of administrative accountability  

Many students largely agreed that the funds currently supporting DPS should be  reallocated to other departments in need of more resources, such as the Paul J. Burgett Intercultural Center and University Counseling Center.

UPSIRC hosts virtual discussion on nuclear weapons

The discussion gave a comprehensive overview of nuclear weapons. It focused on the looming threat of nuclear war in today’s world and the theory of deterrence, the moderator role of international organizations and treaties, the Iran nuclear deal, issues surrounding power, and moral pressures facing countries that possess nuclear weapons. 

UR’s BCS department receives $12.2 mil NIH grant

The research project focuses on how the brain understands the difference between object motion and self-motion, and how different parts of our eyes and brain interact to “give rise to our percepts of what we see,” according to Assistant Professor of BCS Ralf Haefner.

Rochester residents and activists respond to the retirement of police Chief Singletary amid calls for change

Rochester residents and demonstrators met the news of Police Chief La'Ron Singletary’s retirement positively, and cited Singletary’s retirement and the convening of a grand Jury as two major victories of the movement.