Archive - March 2011

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The Pizza Effect
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Combined-Admission Programs Prepare Future Leaders
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High School Musical
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Rochester’s Open Curriculum: Keep an Open Mind
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You received your financial aid notification…. Now what?
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Fighting Senioritis
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Postgrad: Jamie Sokol ’05
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Still Winter, Huh?
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Making High School Meaningful: Part One
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Get Ready for Snow, Incoming Yellowjackets!!

The Pizza Effect

Recently, after a tour of the Abbey (a monastery), my dad, a few friends, and I decided to drive by a pizzeria to grab something delicious. I got into the queue and eventually, it was my turn. “Hello, sir,” said the attendant, “what would you like?” “Em…. Can I please have a calzone and a[…]

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Combined-Admission Programs Prepare Future Leaders

By Justine Rumbel, Senior Admissions Counselor Recently, we welcomed 88 admitted students to campus who were finalists for one of three Combined-Admission Programs (CAPs). The CAPs programs assure admission into a University of Rochester graduate school in business, engineering, or education. Get ready for some acronyms: There’s Rochester Early Business Scholars (REBS), Graduate Engineering at[…]

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High School Musical

So, it’s that time: HELL WEEK. Also known as tech week or sleep week. But more appropriately…HELL. WEEK. Our showings of the school musical Once Upon a Mattress are this weekend: Thursday, Friday, and two on Saturday. So guess what this week consists of? Run-through after run-through with notes and touch-ups…pretty much anything that you[…]

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Rochester’s Open Curriculum: Keep an Open Mind

By Costas Solomou, Director of Admissions Programs Some people get a bit nervous when they hear that the University of Rochester has no general education requirements; they imagine students being left to select their courses randomly, with no direction. While students are entrusted with the independence and freedom to design their own paths, they have[…]

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You received your financial aid notification…. Now what?

By Jason Buitrago, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Scenario: You’ve been admitted to the U of R and you’ve applied for need-based financial aid. Roughly 7-10 business days after receiving your admissions notification, you receive an e-mail prompting you to sign in to FAOnline, the University’s student financial aid portal. You dutifully sign in, and[…]

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Fighting Senioritis

As defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, senioritis is “an ebbing of motivation and effort by school seniors as evidenced by tardiness, absences, and lower grades.” Sound familiar? I see it in my friends and other students in my class of 333 seniors. It is getting close to April and slowly but surely, students are suffering[…]

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Postgrad: Jamie Sokol ’05

Jamie graduated in 2005 with a BA in Health and Society and a minor in Psychology. While at Rochester, she was an editor of the Campus Times and served as a research assistant at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. After graduation, she earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh.[…]

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Making High School Meaningful: Part One

All four years of high school are important. You may have heard the widespread rumor that your junior year is your most important year. In reality, admissions officers scour your high school transcript, 9th grade through 12th grade. We look at your courses, the level of difficulty, and your grades in an attempt to understand[…]

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Get Ready for Snow, Incoming Yellowjackets!!

My school district recently had two snow days within two weeks. This is a big deal, because Greece Central RARELY closes. We have been known to go to school with feet upon FEET of snow before. The first snow day was really more of a “cold day”; school was cancelled because temperatures were in the[…]

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