Archive - February 2014

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A Valentine Birthday
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The Art of Living in a Triple
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Rising Leader Program
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Winners of the Simon Scholars Case Competition 2014
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Learn to Code in 10 Minutes!
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A Wag of My Finger: Why You Should Fill Out the Prospect Card
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Happy Year of the Horse!
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Settling In, Moving Forward
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The $5K Challenge!
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Just Do It.

A Valentine Birthday

Having a birthday on Valentine's Day can be complicated. I have to contend with all the significant others of the world, but I also kind of get double the love on my birthday.  One of the weirdest parts of having a Valentine's birthday is that until this year, I had actually never been out to[…]

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The Art of Living in a Triple

When it comes to the college transition, there’s a lot to adjust to—a new schedule, new food, and new freedom. But among the many things that freshmen have to get used to is the unfamiliar territory of dorm life. Communal bathrooms, rowdy hall-mates, and washing machines that charge you flex all must be adapted to,[…]

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Rising Leader Program

This weekend, I was invited to present for the Rising Leader Program. The program, offered by the Rochester Center for Community Leadership, takes in aspiring leaders in their first year and engages them in reflective, theoretical, and practical experiences. Through this curriculum, students gain practical skills that can be utilized as student leaders and beyond.[…]

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Winners of the Simon Scholars Case Competition 2014

Written by Justine Rumbel, Assistant Director, Admissions And the winners are… Congratulations to all of our Simon Scholars Case Competition participants!  On Sunday February 9, we welcomed 38 students to campus for our second annual Simon Scholars Case Competition. This event was modeled after the Early Leaders Case Competition held by the Simon Graduate School of[…]

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Learn to Code in 10 Minutes!

It's pretty much a universally agreed upon fact: the ability to make computer programs is one of the most valuable skills to have in the 21st century. However, most people also assume that learning to code is an impossible task that takes years of training and a mastery of everything from mathematics to quantum physics.[…]

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A Wag of My Finger: Why You Should Fill Out the Prospect Card

(Source: gstatic.com) What is the prospect card? The information/inquiry/prospect card is something that you will see at any college fair, high school visit, or college marketing events without a doubt. At some of the larger fairs like those held by the National Association for College Admission Counselors (NACAC), we’ve gone digital and have allowed you[…]

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Happy Year of the Horse!

It was the Chinese New Year a few weeks ago, and it was my first time not spending this important and joyous occasion with my family. Chinese New Year, very much self-explanatory, celebrates the arrival of a new year on the Chinese calendar. Before Chinese New Year, it is a traditional practice to clean and[…]

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Settling In, Moving Forward

The snow is falling, the on-campus Starbucks is filling, and our underground tunnels are warm and full of friendly faces. It must be early spring semester at Rochester. While running warp, full-thruster speed into my second semester here at the University of Rochester, I’m never too busy to stop in, take a quick break, and[…]

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The $5K Challenge!

“What would you do with $5000 to improve the lives of Rochester students?” Something new in the fall of 2013 was the 5K Challenge that the University of Rochester Students’ Association organized. Basically, the student government, which we refer to as the Students’ Association or SA, fronted $5,000 and asked students, “What would you do[…]

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Just Do It.

No, this isn't some advertisement for Nike, but there's something powerful about the three words that have become synonymous with the clothing company. I think that there are too many people in this world who have something they want to achieve, but for some reason or another, they never get around to it. Whether it's[…]

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