Snow greeted students when they returned from winter break in late January: two feet of powder, with drifts even deeper. Rhode Island declared a state of emergency, and the University asked students to delay their return to campus if they could. The Nor’easter tempted local reporters into drawing breathless comparisons with the Blizzard of ’78. Good chatter, perhaps, but lousy history. Those who were on campus in 1978 know better. That storm buried cars—not just Schwinns.