Archive - February 2013

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From Nuba Mountains to America
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Fraternity Retreat at Letchworth State Park
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Join Us for an Experience You Will Never Forget!
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Rochester’s Communal Principles: Honesty
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Mondays Suck; CAB Makes Them Better
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5 Ways to Survive a Winter in Rochester
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The Periodical Reading Room
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Winners of the Simon Scholars Case Competition 2013
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Priorities: Reading All Over the Lines
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Squash Nationals

From Nuba Mountains to America

Today's guest post is written by Samir Hummad, Banaa Scholar, University of Rochester, Class of 2015 I could hardly believe it when I got my admission letter to come to the University of Rochester. I thought to myself, as I read my acceptance letter, “At long last God has listened to my prayer, I will go to[…]

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Fraternity Retreat at Letchworth State Park

This past weekend, I was able to go on a weekend retreat with my fraternity and it was amazing! Although the U of R has a beautiful university campus, it was nice to be able to explore the natural beauty of the east coast. We were about an hour away from campus at this fantastic[…]

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Join Us for an Experience You Will Never Forget!

Malawi Summer Immersion Seminar Written by Joe Lanning, Instructor I recently completed a program review for the college version of the Malawi Immersion Seminar. I had a pretty good idea of what I would find during the program review. However, I was a little surprised and overwhelmed by the interviews I did with our home-stay[…]

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Rochester’s Communal Principles: Honesty

At the University of Rochester, we have these six ideals called our communal principles: Fairness, Freedom, Inclusion, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. Recently, I had the opportunity to interview the Dean of Students, Dean Burns, about our communal principle of Honesty. What was originally scheduled to be a 30-minute interview ended up being an hour-long conversation[…]

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Mondays Suck; CAB Makes Them Better

Yesterday was Monday, and while my little brother is on vacation, I’m headed into another week of classes. (He’s being very nice and not gloating about it at all.) It’s also around the time for the first flurry of exams, and last week was particularly odious for me (two exams, two labs due, and a paper, on top of the normal[…]

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5 Ways to Survive a Winter in Rochester

Whether you're from Rochester or Los Angeles, Anchorage or Miami, it's important to know that the winter weather in Rochester is not to be feared. There are so many opportunities to embrace the cold and enjoy the snow! Winterfest weekend: One of my favorite campus traditions. This weekend is full of activities both indoors and[…]

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The Periodical Reading Room

By far my favorite place on campus is the Periodical Reading Room (PRR), one of the quiet study halls at the University of Rochester. Yes, it is a library, but to me it is so much more. It is a place where students' academic interests are shared with each other because on any given day,[…]

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Winners of the Simon Scholars Case Competition 2013

Written by Justine Rumbel, Assistant Director, Admissions And the winners are . . . Congratulations to all of our Simon Scholars Case Competition participants! On Sunday, February 17, we welcomed thirty-one students to campus for our first undergraduate Simon Scholars Case Competition. We modeled this event after the Simon Graduate School of Business Early Leaders[…]

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Priorities: Reading All Over the Lines

After ten weeks of bribing a spectacular army of readers (like Patrick O’Neill here) with snacks, I’ve signed almost 4,000 decision letters addressed to students who had applied Early Decision or for Priority Review (PR) notification. Looking back so far, I’ve discovered exciting (and bruising) results. For context on the “bruising”: Rochester readers have to[…]

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Squash Nationals

Last weekend was one of my favorites so far this semester, because I spent three days with my squash team competing in our end-of-season tournament—nationals! Every year, teams come from all over the country (we even played a team from California!) to compete. What’s really cool about it is that even though we’re just a[…]

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