Archive - April 2016

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The System is Rigged: One Admissions Counselor’s Personal Perspective
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The Anatomy of a Chaotic Semester
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Living Off Campus: A Small Step Toward “Growing Up”
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Immunity: Defending the Castle
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How to Navigate Meal Plans
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Three Experiences with UR Baja
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Pre-College Programs: Public Speaking
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Simon Scholars 2016

The System is Rigged: One Admissions Counselor’s Personal Perspective

The system is rigged. It is set against those that seek multiple paths, and since birth, we are herded toward singularity. Sure, it starts out open; you have choices. You’re able to play multiple instruments, multiple sports, but as you get older, the more our system revolts against those, like you perhaps, and like me, who[…]

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The Anatomy of a Chaotic Semester

It’s here. The end of spring semester is upon us and somehow (likely due to the fact that I stretched myself a bit too thin this term), I’ve gone three months without blogging. To make up for my unfortunate hiatus, I’ve decided to write about the things that have kept me oh-so-busy this semester. While my[…]

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Living Off Campus: A Small Step Toward “Growing Up”

At the University of Rochester, you are required to live on campus for the first two years of your college life. However, if you are a rising junior or senior, you have a choice to live off campus. There are many options as to where you can live and how you can find off-campus housing. But[…]

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Immunity: Defending the Castle

By Taylor Moon, Pre-College instructor Taylor is a graduate student with Dr. Michael Elliott in the University of Rochester’s immunology department. She graduated from St. Lawrence University, majoring in biology with chemistry/Canadian studies minors. Prior to graduate school, Taylor acquired lab experience through a summer fellowship at SUNY Upstate and undergraduate research at St. Lawrence. After[…]

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How to Navigate Meal Plans

Swipes? Declining? URos? What? On the first day of college, I was very confused about the different meal plans and the different types of money. Read on so you can understand ahead of time! Swipes Meal swipes grant you access to the dining halls, either Danforth or Douglass. As a freshman, you will have unlimited[…]

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Three Experiences with UR Baja

Mario Gutierrez, Class of 2019 Studying at the University of Rochester has been one of the biggest challenges in my life. I’m proud to be part of the Hajim School of Engineering, and even though I’m a freshman, I’ve already learned a lot of things. While I strongly believe that going to classes and getting good[…]

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Pre-College Programs: Public Speaking

Hello everyone. I’m Peter Iglinski, and I’ll be teaching the Public Speaking Basics class during Rochester’s Pre-College Programs this summer. I’ll tell you a little about myself. I’m a senior press officer at the University, and I teach public speaking part time at nearby Nazareth College. I also run a private coaching service in which[…]

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Simon Scholars 2016

Finally the moment you’ve all been waiting for: The 2016 Simon Scholars Case Competition winners! On Sunday, March 20, Carla Mattioli and I welcomed our 4th-annual Simon Scholars competitors to campus. Modeled after the Early Leaders Case Competition held by the Simon Business School, this year’s Simon Scholars competition for high school senior applicants was[…]

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