Archive - March 2016

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A Night at the University of Rochester Starbucks…
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Three Tips for Choosing a University
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Join a Multicultural Club!
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On the Virtues of Debate
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How to Survive Your First Semester at Rochester, Pt. 1
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How to IDOC

A Night at the University of Rochester Starbucks…

I decided to record some of the things people said one night at the Starbucks on campus (i.e., completely inconspicuous eavesdropping) so you could get a feel for what it’s like to relax in a public space on Rochester’s campus. I had a lot of fun with this; please enjoy!   “Wow, this pizza is so[…]

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Three Tips for Choosing a University

Three years ago, in March 2013, I received my admission letter from the University of Rochester in the mail at my host family’s home in New Hampshire. At the time, I didn’t realize what a huge milestone this was in my life, because my life was completely changed the moment I decided to come to Rochester.[…]

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Join a Multicultural Club!

One of my favorite things about being a student at the University of Rochester is that everyone is so passionate about things they love to do and believe in. That is why the school has so many different clubs, ranging from the scholarly debate club to the fun and active Quidditch club. If you are[…]

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On the Virtues of Debate

For a long time, I’ve considered the drafting of the Constitution of the United States to be one of history’s greatest miracles. Just reading the Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 reveals the true purview of the debate that characterized the Constitutional Convention. The diverse and often conflicting interests of the Convention’s delegates fueled seemingly irreparable disagreements. And miraculously, in the[…]

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How to Survive Your First Semester at Rochester, Pt. 1

*In the voice of Bear Grylls* From figuring out which roommate gets which bed to figuring out where to study. From scheduling your classes to getting to class most efficiently when you wake up late. From making it safely back home after a long night out to making the closest friends you’ll ever have. I’m going to teach you how[…]

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How to IDOC

A lot of you in the Class of 2020 have recently been notified of the Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC) requirement for your financial aid, and we’ve heard a lot of great questions from you all. I’ve put together a couple of the most popular questions (and solutions). Share this with your family and you’ll be equipped[…]

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