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Debate Union tackles contentious topics

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UR’s Debate Union is a competitive academic team that competes regionally, nationally, and internationally in frequent tournaments of Policy Debate and …

What to watch over winter break

Guy watching TVAh, winter break. A time for family. A time for friends. A time for making sure you’re ready to come back in January …


Ferguson protests on campus continue into second night

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UR students and Rochester community members gathered on Tuesday, Nov. 25 for a second time to protest the decision by …

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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 …

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Fraternity member leads fight against rape culture

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In the past year and a half, the controversy surrounding Robin Thicke and his song, “Blurred Lines,” has infiltrated social media …

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The Rebound

I will admit, I was not a fan of DeMarcus Cousins in the past.  In reality, I flat out disliked him.  He was mean, short-tempered, …


Tibetan politicians and refugees address UR

Author Gordon Chang was joined via Google Hangout by two Members of Parliament (MPs) for the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and two Tibetan refugees living …


Tough times for Sabres fans, but draft prospects offer hope

The 2014-2015 NHL season has been nothing short of embarrassing for the Buffalo Sabres so far. Coming into their game on Thursday, Nov. 13, the …

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UR receives $500k matching grant for humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has donated a matching grant of $500,000 to UR that will establish an endowment for the University’s continued partnership with …


Seligman hosts town hall meeting

University President Joel Seligman held a Town Hall Meeting on Nov. 4 to update students on projects and events happening on campus and to answer …

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The Rebound

“Wow” is all I can say about the beyond-impressive start to the Warriors’ season.  Not only are they off to a 4-0 start, but they …


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 …


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 …

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Oscar Tavares: A tragedy strikes baseball

Oscar Tavares was one of baseball’s bright young stars. Unfortunately, he was killed in a car crash this past Sunday, Oct. 26. Tavares, a native …


The Haunting of UR: Classics of Rochester Halloween

Behind the masks and beneath the ghost and ghoul costumes, countless Halloween memories have been made at UR, whether in the halls of haunted houses …


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 …


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 …

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Heisman Hysteria

This week, former Georgia great Herschel Walker commented on the Heisman candidacies of Quarterback Jameis Winston and Running Back Todd Gurley. Speaking with ESPN’S much-beloved …


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 …

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