Archive - 2017

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Dance Culture at Rochester
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What to Look For on a College Campus Tour
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Why I Love My First-Year Course Load
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Life in Anderson Tower
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Humanities at Meliora Weekend: MEL Talks
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Preparing for a College Interview
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Humanities for Your Working Life
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Undergraduate Research in the Humanities
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Make Every Day “Day 1″
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My Evening Downtown

Dance Culture at Rochester

by Sarah Kowalski, Class of 2017 Did you know there are about eighteen student dance groups on campus? And each one is unique and powerful in their own way! Together, they create a strong creative community of individuals who just love to move and dance together. There are always dance-related events and performances going on[…]

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What to Look For on a College Campus Tour

With the season of college apps quickly approaching, now is the best time to visit schools and see the future for yourself. Most schools offer campus tour registration online, and tours are usually done in small groups led by actual students. Aside from seeing how big the school is or how pretty the campus might be,[…]

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Why I Love My First-Year Course Load

Choosing which classes I’d take my first semester in college was kinda scary, but I’m super happy with how my selection turned out. Here’s my course load: 1. PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (4 credits) 2. BCS 111: Foundations of Cognitive Science (4 credits) 3. CAS 303: EcoReps: Introduction to Leadership and Sustainability (2 credits) 4. DAN[…]

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Life in Anderson Tower

Hello, everyone! Now that we’re well into the fall semester, I think this is a great time to introduce you all to my new home for this semester, Anderson Tower! Located “behind” the baseball field and Susan B. Anthony Residence Halls, Anderson is one of three towers that make up Jackson Court. My three favourite[…]

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Humanities at Meliora Weekend: MEL Talks

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow The humanities imbued the fifth annual MEL Talks at Meliora Weekend this year. The MEL Talks are a series of research presentations by Rochester alumni and faculty, which showcase Rochester’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, and Create—and of course, to make the world ever better. This was[…]

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Preparing for a College Interview

As you’re narrowing down your choices for college applications, you may start visiting campuses and want to learn more about your top few. An interview is an exciting part of the college application process, and I would definitely recommend incorporating one into any college tours you take, if available. Interviews can certainly be nerve-wracking. I’ll be[…]

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Humanities for Your Working Life

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Did you know Rochester students and alumni have access to first-class resources for career development? The hub of this is the Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center. Staff at the Greene Center see themselves as mentors. Students can make appointments with advisors who are equal parts[…]

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Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow As a research university, Rochester prides itself on its abundant opportunities available to undergrads. However, the amazing research conducted here in the humanities is often overshadowed by the flashy research in the natural sciences. Humanities research may be less appreciated or less understood by the general public,[…]

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Make Every Day “Day 1″

Never in my life did I expect to be seated in a coffee shop in downtown Rochester. To be exact, I am doing my MATLAB (matrix laboratory) homework for my audio and music engineering class while waiting to go to my piano class at the Eastman School of Music. Busy busy busy, buzz, buzz, buzz, Meliora,[…]

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My Evening Downtown

Rochester Fringe Festival Last month, my friends and I attended an event hosted by the Rochester Fringe Festival. The festival is one of the most highly attended fringe festivals in the United States, garnering more than 63,000 attendees. The festival lasts for a little more than a week, with dozens of performances held on a daily basis. We[…]

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