Archive - 2013

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2013 in Review
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Kevin’s Semester Snapshot
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Budgeting Your Holiday Spending
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Audio & Music Engineering at Rochester!
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My Typical Weekend: A Student Play-By-Play
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What is the Multicultural Visitation Program?
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Staying for Winter Break? Here Are a Few Things to Do!
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Winter Travel Strategies
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2013 Season Wrap Up
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My Thanksgiving in Rochester, Making the Best of Staying on Campus

2013 in Review

It's that time of year. Everyone and their brother is making lists, so, why not jump on the bandwagon?  This has been a pretty surreal year for me, and in just a few short hours, the year will officially be the same as my class year at Rochester—you know what that means … GRADUATION TIME![…]

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Kevin’s Semester Snapshot

As of 6 p.m. today, I will have completed my first semester at the University of Rochester. Wow! Has it been that long? Just yesterday I matriculated, arriving on campus in awe, a new transfer student, timid yet excited—Instagramming the beautiful campus every other minute. Only, it wasn't yesterday; it was August! Time flies, I[…]

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Budgeting Your Holiday Spending

Budgeting Your Holiday Spending Well, December is finally here and the holidays are right around the corner! ‘Tis the season for Christmas tree pretzels from the Common Market, carols from all the a cappella groups on campus, sung in the library right when you’re trying to study for finals, and creative snowmen on the quad.[…]

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Audio & Music Engineering at Rochester!

Okay, so here is the thing: Although I am a mechanical engineering major, I am not taking any MechE classes (yet). Instead, I am taking an introductory Audio and Music Engineering course. Audio and music engineering is a new major offered by the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Its curriculum includes elements of[…]

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My Typical Weekend: A Student Play-By-Play

Every summer before school starts, I always see the incoming freshmen on their respective Facebook group asking what a typical weekend might be like at the University of Rochester. I thought what better way to share this than to just give a detailed weekend play-by-play. By that I mean that I simply recorded what I[…]

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What is the Multicultural Visitation Program?

Happy Holidays everyone! My name is Campbell Halligan and I am the Diversity and Outreach Coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Rochester. I actually graduated from Rochester in 2013 with a double major in English literature and psychology! I worked throughout my undergraduate years at the Office of Admissions in[…]

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Staying for Winter Break? Here Are a Few Things to Do!

While most students would like to be able to go home to their families and friends to celebrate the holiday season, the reality is that many of us, especially international students, will be spending winter break here at Rochester. Now, December 22nd to January 15th is a long time, so I've come up with a[…]

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Winter Travel Strategies

Winter in Rochester can require travel strategies to get home for the holidays on time. In the winter of 2012, my flight got delayed four times, and the dorms were closing for the holidays. I thought I was never going to get home. Luckily, a friend of mine from school was going to Buffalo that[…]

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2013 Season Wrap Up

So … The season is officially done, and despite it being extremely sad, we can look back on the season with a lot of positivity and excitement about the future. I'll give a quick run-down on the key events that happened, and an outlook on what the future holds for our team.   We made[…]

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My Thanksgiving in Rochester, Making the Best of Staying on Campus

After the marathon of exams and studying that is November, University of Rochester students are rewarded for their efforts with a few days off for the greatly anticipated Thanksgiving Break. While the majority of students head home to their families for the five-day vacation, several hundred individuals spend their Thanksgivings on campus. As a freshman[…]

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