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Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor researches gulf oil spill

Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor John Kessler recently returned from a two-week research expedition in the Gulf of Mexico, where he had been investigating the …


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ResLife announces HBO GO access for students

On Friday, April 10, the Office of Residential Life & Housing Services announced that all students with an on-campus housing contract now have access to …


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 …


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Eyes ahead to first-round frenzy

Christian Cieri, Illustrator

With things so subject to change in both NBA conferences, it is hard to analyze first-round matchups. With just over a week …


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Softball faces tough loss to SUNY Cortland

Aaron Raymond, Photographer

After the cancellation of last week’s doubleheader,  UR Softball was ready to finally get out on the field on April 7 for …


Dance competition provides high-energy entertainm

On Saturday, March 28, UR Ballroom Dancing hosted their first ever dance show at Douglass Dining Hall. Entitled “Dancing with UR Stars!”, the show was …


New research could improve cancer treatments

A UR research team led by Director of the UR Center for RNA Biology Dr. Lynne E. Maquat has found that blocking a certain cellular …


Tiernan Project will not renew special interest housing status

The Tiernan Project, which was established in 1974 as UR’s special interest housing for those interested in community service and is currently located on Burton …


Meliora Challenge meets $1.2 billion goal

The University announced this week that fundraising efforts had surpassed the Meliora Challenge campaign’s  initial goal of $1.2 million. President Seligman and chair of the …


Artist installs Susan B. Anthony mural in Dewey tunnel

Artist installs Susan B. Anthony mural in Dewey tunnel

Rochester-based artist Sarah Rutherford, who was hired by the University to paint a mural on campus, is at work this week in the tunnel system …


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Weekend of mixed results for women’s tennis

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After their win over regionally-ranked William Smith College last week, the UR Women’s Tennis team had high hopes to continue their …


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Net neutrality: neutralizing exploitation without noticeable effects

Christian Cieri – Illustrator

Freedom, equality and opportunity—standard ideals of American politics. Ideals as vague as they are loved, they were invoked again with the …


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Discovering immortality in ‘Poetic Sentiment’

David Libbey – Staff Photographer

Amidst all this snow, it’s not surprising that some of it made its way into Wilson Commons. But it won’t …


Newly-discovered star “flew by” our solar system

A newly discovered binary star system was found to have passed exceedingly close to our solar system within the last 70,000 years. Associate Professor of …


Keystone XL: inconsequential, vetoed or not

In the latest national news, the bill to authorize the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline was vetoed by President Obama.    This was only …


United States should stand its ground on GMOs

Arguably, the most underreported story in the media these days is the ongoing negotiations over the proposed United States-European Union Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership …


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Guest athletes play during halftime at women’s basketball game

Nathaniel Potrepka – illustrator

This past Spirit Week, UR came out on top with electrifying victories against NYU from both the Men and Women’s Basketball …


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International rugby tournament kicks off

With the Rugby World Cup looming, this year’s Six Nations Tournament leaves each team with something to prove. It’s all about momentum, mentality, moving forward …


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Climber summits a frozen Niagara Falls

Photo Courtesy of Red Bull

Before last week, Will Gadd had never visited Niagara Falls. Within an hour, he had scaled a 150-foot frozen section …


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