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Rochester’s Open Curriculum: Keep an Open Mind
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You received your financial aid notification…. Now what?
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Postgrad: Jamie Sokol ’05
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Still Winter, Huh?
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Alarm
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Time flies
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Helping Students Navigate the College Admissions Process
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A Different Type of Education
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Call Me
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Celebrating the Legend of Bob Marley

Rochester’s Open Curriculum: Keep an Open Mind

By Costas Solomou, Director of Admissions Programs Some people get a bit nervous when they hear that the University of Rochester has no general education requirements; they imagine students being left to select their courses randomly, with no direction. While students are entrusted with the independence and freedom to design their own paths, they have[…]

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You received your financial aid notification…. Now what?

By Jason Buitrago, Assistant Director of Financial Aid Scenario: You’ve been admitted to the U of R and you’ve applied for need-based financial aid. Roughly 7-10 business days after receiving your admissions notification, you receive an e-mail prompting you to sign in to FAOnline, the University’s student financial aid portal. You dutifully sign in, and[…]

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Postgrad: Jamie Sokol ’05

Jamie graduated in 2005 with a BA in Health and Society and a minor in Psychology. While at Rochester, she was an editor of the Campus Times and served as a research assistant at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center. After graduation, she earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh.[…]

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Alarm

I just wanted to take this time to rant about fire alarms. I do not like them. Well, who does? I mean, it’s not very likely you’re going to meet someone who’s all like, “I LOVE fire alarms.” I have an interesting history with fire drills. The first one I remember was the cause of[…]

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Time flies

By Stephania Romaniuk February always seems to end with the words “Where did it go?” My fifth year in this city has been no different that way, especially since I added a few more activities to my plate this semester. In addition to my classes: Introduction to Digital Media: reading articles, watching films, trying out[…]

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Helping Students Navigate the College Admissions Process

By Costas Solomou, Director of Admissions Programs While working in Admissions for the past ten years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with thousands of students, parents, and educators from around the world. It has been a privilege for me to work with so many wonderful students at the high school and the[…]

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A Different Type of Education

By Stacy Wells Shea, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions; Combined-Admission Programs Coordinator When you read the University’s list of majors, you’ll see that education is missing. That’s not because we don’t offer it, it’s just that we offer a different type of education program. About five years ago, when a student asked me if we[…]

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Call Me

By Mike Conklin, Admissions Counselor I often consider the sense of relief college applicants must feel when they finish submitting their applications. To have completed the personal essays, supplemental forms, interviews, résumés, and all those other silly things we make them do must be a wonderful feeling. I also think about the sense of panic[…]

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Celebrating the Legend of Bob Marley

By Michelle Thompson-Taylor, Community Relations Manager Rochester is not without cultural celebrations all year round. Not only is February Black History Month, it’s also the birthday of reggae legend Bob Marley. The Hon. Robert Nesta Marley was born February 6, 1945, son of a young black Jamaican girl and an older white quartermaster who was[…]

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