Archive - 2011

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Happy Holidays
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FINALS
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Dance!
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Chinese Language Program at UR
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The YellowJackets Concert, December 2011
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Winter Fun in Rochester!
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From Rochester to Mumbai
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A (Brief-ish) Introduction
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Legos, food safety, and some awesome costumes
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Midterms, Midterms, and Midterms

FINALS

Finals week: The time of over-packed libraries, endless trips to Starbucks, and countless Facebook statuses about tests and studying. This is what I have discovered finals are like here at the University of Rochester. I myself had three finals, but one was during classes. Thankfully, the University provides us with a "reading period," which is[…]

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Dance!

I do some pretty random things, but recently I did something I could have never predicted a few months ago: I put on a jingly hip-scarf and all the glittery things I owned and danced in front of a crowded room of people. This semester I took a Middle Eastern dance class, and as part[…]

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Chinese Language Program at UR

I come from loving parents. Especially when it comes to learning, my parents have always prioritized and supported what I have been interested in and let me learn whatever I enjoyed doing, from learning piano to coming to America to pursue a critical learning experience. However, there is one thing that they expected: Chinese language.[…]

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The YellowJackets Concert, December 2011

On December 11, the University of Rochester YellowJackets had their fall semester concert in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre. I was so lucky to be able to attend the second show of the day at 7 pm, considering the first show at 3 pm sold out in three days and the second show sold[…]

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Winter Fun in Rochester!

I’m moving in to the George Eastman House. Never mind the fact that it’s a museum now; it’s happening. I went for the first time with some friends on Saturday afternoon, and it was all decorated for Christmas and really pretty. The selling point for me, however, was the beautiful gardens outside. I’m in love.[…]

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From Rochester to Mumbai

By Satyajit Dattagupta, Admissions Counselor and Director of Enrollment Communications Representing the University of Rochester in South Asia is a rewarding experience because of the enriching interactions with some of the best students. My travels took me to various cities in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, where I had the opportunity to visit public and private[…]

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A (Brief-ish) Introduction

I am a senior admissions counselor for the University of Rochester. I currently recruit students in Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, and New York City. So if you see a slightly shaggy-haired guy at a college fair behind a Rochester banner in one of those parts of the country . . . that would (probably) be[…]

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Legos, food safety, and some awesome costumes

By Damian Garcia, Senior Admissions Counselor This past Sunday, the University of Rochester’s Office of Admissions, along with other community partners, hosted the 7th annual FIRST® LEGO® League Championship Tournament. 36 teams from the Greater Finger Lakes Region, including Buffalo, Southern Tier, and Corning, advanced from over 130 teams competing in 8 Qualifying Tournaments. These[…]

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Midterms, Midterms, and Midterms

In my high school, there was only one midterm period for most of my classes. Some classes didn’t even have midterms and went straight to finals. I am bringing up my good old days because I hope to explain the difference of “midterms” in college. As much as it is important to enjoy the entire[…]

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