Archive - November 2011

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Midterms, Midterms, and Midterms
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Squash!
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Happy Thanksgiving!
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Spring Registration
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The Office
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“How was your day?” “Fine until I saw this week’s Webwork problems.”
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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”
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The Sing-Off Comes to an End for the YJs
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This Funny Thing Called Time
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A Little About Myself

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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Squash!

Starting at age five and through high school, I was pretty athletic. I played a sport every season, sometimes two. My favorites were always soccer and basketball, though I tried nearly everything, from field hockey to gymnastics. By the time I got to college, I was pretty burnt out and ready for something new. B-league[…]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Best wishes for safe travels, happy memories, and equal parts fun and relaxation over the holiday weekend. Sincerely, The Admissions and Financial Aid staff

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Spring Registration

Well, the time is here for spring registration! It is crazy to even think that the weeks of our first semester are dwindling down. Winter really is right around the corner. . . . College is going by too fast! High school went by so much slower—for me, anyway. Everyone who needed to has met[…]

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The Office

It is often said that college is a place where people learn and discover more about themselves. Reasonably so, it is not strange to hear people make remarks like: “It was in college that I discovered my passion for antiques, hence my interest in anthropology courses." Or: “While in college, I realized I had to[…]

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“How was your day?” “Fine until I saw this week’s Webwork problems.”

I have been told in the past that when life gives you lemons, the appropriate thing to do is to make lemonade—needless to say, I now run a fruitful lemonade factory [pun intended]. Between now and December, I have two midterm exams, two final papers due, and little bits and pieces of homework that just[…]

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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”

The June blog post earned so much attention from CBS, The Washington Post, College Confidential, and others that I wanted to feature it here on the new blog as well. The University of Rochester’s new online Net Price Calculator will help families assemble an individual projection about financial assistance at UR. Mining data from last year reveals[…]

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The Sing-Off Comes to an End for the YJs

The University of Rochester's YellowJackets sadly had to call their time on NBC's The Sing-Off to an end after the top six were picked. It was very sad for everyone watching, even fans from all over the nation. Between Facebook, Twitter, and NBC's own blog, it is clear that the YellowJackets are highly missed. Their[…]

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This Funny Thing Called Time

I'm glancing up from these economics notes. It's 11:20 pm. "Ok, get back to writing them out. Exam tomorrow." Five minutes later, when scarcity slopes and absolute advantages are swimming in the pool of knowledge inside my brain that's been lapping all this up, I've had enough. I glance at the time again. Eleven. Twenty.[…]

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A Little About Myself

by Stacy Wells Shea Hi there. My name is Stacy Wells Shea, though people in the office refer to me as swells (my reader name). I’m originally from New Hartford, NY, and studied political science at Syracuse University as a scholarship athlete in swimming. I’ve been working for the University of Rochester for about 10[…]

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