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Missing professor Rantakari fell into Genesee River, police say. UR still hasn’t notified students, faculty

Professor Heikki Rantakari has been missing since Oct. 21. Police said Friday they found video of him falling from a bridge into the Genesee River. UR didn't notify the full student and faculty body of the situation until Oct 30.

America is divided, but Judy Woodruff remains optimistic

Television news pioneer Judy Woodruff dove into the good, the bad, the ugly — and the future — of U.S. politics at Meliora Weekend on Oct. 7.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie headlines Mel Weekend amid transphobia controversy

Despite student pushback over her past comments about trans women, Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie headlined Meliora Weekend on Oct. 7.

Crossword answers for Oct. 4, 2023

The answers for the Oct. 4, 2023 edition of the Campus Times crossword, which can be found in print copies of that day's newspaper.

Meet UR’s furriest therapist

Sasha — UR’s first therapy dog — helps comfort a steady stream of students during her office hours in the Interfaith Chapel, and her role around campus and the community is growing.

Man shot by RPD officer during skirmish

A Rochester police officer shot a man Monday night after that man allegedly tackled and punched the officer before fighting…

Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro ’95 first jumped into politics at UR

Before Josh Shapiro ‘95 became Pennsylvania’s governor-elect, he boasted two humbler titles — UR Students’ Association senator and president.

Latin American Studies department resolution passes SA

SA passed a resolution supporting the creation of a Latin American Studies department after hearing speeches from seven student advocates.

SA solicits input on race-related trainings for faculty

SA released a survey seeking student input on potentially-mandatory race-related training curricula for faculty.

You should be worried about local election denialism

If this week’s midterm elections solidified anything, it’s the fact that Republican election denialism is now just another strategic tool that’s here to stay.