Archive - April 2014

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Committed to Rochester Already? The One Decision that Changed My Life
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How I Discovered My Passion for Anthropology
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What I Will Love About The Meliora Class
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Rochester’s Pre-College Programs were the Highlights of my Summer!
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NaStuEmpWe 2014
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Why Rochester?
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Summer Internships in Rochester and Beyond
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Summer Plans Are Looming
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Alternative Spring Break with Habitat
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Thoughts on Common Core and the Future of Education

Committed to Rochester Already? The One Decision that Changed My Life

The first time you got an A in math class. The time you won your first track race. The time you made your new best friend in your fifth high school in yet another different country. It is the memories of those life-worthy milestones that you cherish forever. Around this time of year four years ago,[…]

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How I Discovered My Passion for Anthropology

A year ago, if someone had asked me to define ‘anthropology’ I would have struggled to come up with a confident answer. Truthfully, I really had no idea what anthropology was until last summer when I began investigating every unexplored field of study offered at my university-to-be. I’d put international relations on the “intended major”[…]

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What I Will Love About The Meliora Class

After the longest and hardest reading season ever (with the weather outside duplicating the stormy debates inside), it's fun watching admitted students visit the beautiful campus and make up their minds about where to spend the next four years. I'm looking forward to another great class, and since we had many more applications (6% up)[…]

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Rochester’s Pre-College Programs were the Highlights of my Summer!

Today's guest blog post is by Jaclyn Capita, a member of the incoming Class of 2018. She attended Rochester's Pre-College Programs four years in a row, participating in the Rochester Scholars (2010, 2011, 2012) and Mini Med School (2013). I have been participating in Rochester’s Pre-College Programs since I was a freshman and I have[…]

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NaStuEmpWe 2014

NaStuEmpWe 2014 Well, we have wrapped up another highly successful National Student Employment Week (known on Twitter as #NaStuEmpWe), and I wanted to highlight some of the neat stuff we had going! On Campus First things first, we have a very talented and generally awesome winner of Student Employee of the Year! Her name is[…]

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Why Rochester?

Hi all, it’s been a crazy few months as I’ve transitioned into my role as Midwest Regional Rep. Getting used to the new responsibility and a new city, Chicago, have been really crazy, but I finally feel like I’m getting a grasp on all the things happening at once. It is a good time for[…]

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Summer Internships in Rochester and Beyond

The college student must always be looking ahead, and summer is fast approaching. Wherever you spend your summer, it is wise to be proactive and find an internship. Internships transfer classroom experience and knowledge into the “real” world (though sometimes I doubt there is such a thing; thanks, philosophy). In addition to a fun and[…]

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Summer Plans Are Looming

Summer is coming. Yes, its been an unusually long, harsh winter here in the US, but that is all going to be over and done with soon. This usually makes people tingle with excitement. But with that realization also comes the reality of, “What am I going to do this summer while on break from[…]

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Alternative Spring Break with Habitat

This past spring break, I went somewhere warm with a group of fellow college students. However, instead of going with just the intention of relaxing in the sun, we went to volunteer. Fifteen University of Rochester students, including myself, drove to Goldsboro, North Carolina to spend a week building houses at a Habitat for Humanity build[…]

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Thoughts on Common Core and the Future of Education

Bill Gates has called it a “big win for education.” Its website prominently displays the noble mission of “preparing America’s students for success.” US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan claims that it will “set loose the creativity and innovation of educators at the local level.” The Common Core What am I talking about? That would[…]

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