Archive - January 2012

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Reflections on Native American Heritage Month: Part One
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Happy Lunar New Year!
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Lose Yourself
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About Me
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And We Are Back!
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RICE CREW: Peace Sign for Second Place!
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Crazy Weather!
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Life is an inward journey of self exploration. Join the bandwagon now.
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“How was your day?” “I just got my GPA back.”

Reflections on Native American Heritage Month: Part One

By Carlie Fishgold, student intern Just a little over six years ago, I made the decision to drop out of high school in order to continue supporting myself as an emancipated minor. To this day, I confidently maintain that I do not regret my decision, especially because the gritty reality of vocational competition in this[…]

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Happy Lunar New Year!

I celebrated the Year of the Dragon with my friends this past weekend!It was my first time celebrating the Chinese-style Lunar New Year.When I’m back home in Korea, our family usually eats rice-cake soup on New Year’s Day.The Chinese celebrate the Lunar New Year slightly differently. In China (especially in the North), it is customary[…]

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Lose Yourself

Eminem's lyrics to "Lose Yourself," particularly the beginning, are on my mind a great deal. "Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip? Yo. His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy . . . "[…]

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About Me

My name is Joe Latimer, and I am the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Outreach here at the University. I currently have¬†twenty-two¬†years of college admissions experience, spanning a midsized public university in southeastern Massachusetts, a private university with a cooperative education program in Boston, a small liberal arts college in central New York, and now[…]

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And We Are Back!

So, winter break has run its course, and now we are back at the University of Rochester for the second semester of the 2011-2012 school year. Personally, I am so happy winter break is over. It was nice to see my friends every once in a while again, but really, being home means working and[…]

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RICE CREW: Peace Sign for Second Place!

  This past semester, my dance crew (Rice Crew) got second place in Delta Upsilon's 2nd Annual Dance 4 Charity! This friendly competition with 10 University of Rochester dance groups raised over $1,100 this year, and the proceeds are going to the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester. The Ballet Performance Group (BPG) got first place and[…]

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Life is an inward journey of self exploration. Join the bandwagon now.

"So, what are you studying in university, Natasha?" Yet another question about my major. Here goes, I say to myself. "Umm, microbiology?" I might sound unsure, but saying it aloud brings a smile to my face. It is a big step forward from saying "Umm, I don't know. . . . I haven't decided for[…]

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“How was your day?” “I just got my GPA back.”

It happened. The New Year is here AND so are the grades. Yay. [notice the lack of exclamation] The Grade Point Averages of roughly 4,500 students hit Blackboard (the online website where we view our grades) across the last days leading up to 2012. When it gives back GPAs, the University of Rochester leaves its[…]

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