Archive - January 2015

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Following Up on Your New Year’s Resolutions
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Chesapeake Bay: Navigating Social-Ecological Relationships in an American Watershed
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First Impressions of Goa, India
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Bermuda: Digging Through the Social History of the Atlantic
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Delta Upsilon’s Dance 4 Charity
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5 Reasons Why I Love My On-Campus Housing
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Waiting. Waiting? Waiting!
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New Year’s Resolutions For a Successful Academic Year

Following Up on Your New Year’s Resolutions

You did it! You’ve survived one month of 2015. GREAT JOB! But how are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions? You probably set some lofty goals for 2015…are you keeping up? Tons of people will set goals about their money at the start of every year and struggle to keep them. It’s hard to[…]

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Chesapeake Bay: Navigating Social-Ecological Relationships in an American Watershed

By Mark Wiest, Pre-College instructor for Chesapeake Bay: Navigating Social-Ecological Relationships in an American Watershed Lady Helen is tucked away at her winter moorage where she is protected by the wind and ice coming in with this latest storm. Soon enough, the ice will melt, the sun will come out, and we will be working hard[…]

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First Impressions of Goa, India

Over the summer, while browsing through the list of events that celebrate the International Year of Light 2015, I stumbled upon the description of a festival called “The Story of Light,” which sought to explore the intersection of science, culture, and philosophy through art and design. I submitted an application and was invited to participate[…]

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Bermuda: Digging Through the Social History of the Atlantic

By Dr. Michael Jarvis, Pre-College instructor for “Bermuda: Digging Through the Social History of the Atlantic“ Indiana Jones? Lara Croft? Amateurs! Come learn how historical archaeology is really done through participation in a two-week excavation on Smiths Island, Bermuda. Our sites date to the very dawn of English colonization (1610s) and are almost as old[…]

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Delta Upsilon’s Dance 4 Charity

The fraternity I am a part of, Delta Upsilon, hosts an annual campus dance competition called Dance 4 Charity (D4C). This past December was the fourth annual show, hosted inside Douglas Dining Hall. Yup, even our dining halls, just one part of our beautiful campus, can be transformed into a stage and show space. So[…]

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5 Reasons Why I Love My On-Campus Housing

Now halfway through my second year at Rochester, I’m pleased to report that it has thus far been even better than my first. I’ve learned how to better balance my workload, I get off campus one or two times a week (rather than once or twice a month), and I have a solid friend group[…]

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Waiting. Waiting? Waiting!

Hello! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas break! Welcome back to Sophie’s UR lecture! For regular decision applicants, now is the most anxious stage during the admissions process: the waiting time! Many people thought the stage of writing applications and taking standardized tests is the most difficult one; however, in my opinion, the waiting stage[…]

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New Year’s Resolutions For a Successful Academic Year

2015 is here and I can say with confidence that I have experienced more changes in the last four months than in the past eighteen years of my life. I never thought that I would attend a school in New York and live by myself in a place so far away from home. The first[…]

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