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What is the Multicultural Visitation Program?
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Bridging the Gap: My Gap Year
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My Gap Year: Temporary Immersion in Israel
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Rochester Gay Pride Weekend
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Rochester Jazz Festival
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From Nuba Mountains to America
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Winners of the Simon Scholars Case Competition 2013
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An Interview with White House Intern Tory Tilton
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Apply for the Simon Scholars Case Competition by Jan 1st
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Who Am I?

What is the Multicultural Visitation Program?

Happy Holidays everyone! My name is Campbell Halligan and I am the Diversity and Outreach Coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Rochester. I actually graduated from Rochester in 2013 with a double major in English literature and psychology! I worked throughout my undergraduate years at the Office of Admissions in[…]

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Bridging the Gap: My Gap Year

Howdy! My name is Graeme McGuire, born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. I graduated this year from the Friends School of Baltimore, and am currently enrolled in Rochester’s Class of 2018. I opted to take a year off (gap year, as many call it) between my final year of high school and my first year[…]

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My Gap Year: Temporary Immersion in Israel

Today's guest blog post is by Shoshi Preuss, an admitted student who chose to take a gap year between high school and college. Hi, my name is Shoshi Preuss and I am currently on a gap year program in Israel called Mechina Beit Israel ("preparation, house of Israel"). Following this gap year, I will be returning[…]

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Rochester Gay Pride Weekend

Today's guest post is written by Serra Sevenler, Class of 2015.   The annual City of Rochester’s Gay Pride Weekend was held July 19–21 this year. Organized by the Genesee Valley Gay Alliance, the highlight of the weekend was the Pride Parade and Festival held on Saturday. Thousands came out to celebrate with the LGBT community.[…]

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Rochester Jazz Festival

Today's guest post is written by Serra Sevenler, Class of 2015. For me, the highlight of a summer in Rochester is the Rochester International Jazz Festival. This world-renowned nine-day festival dedicated to all genres of creative improvised music never fails to disappoint. There are over 1,200 musicians from all over the world and more than 300 concerts, including 81 free[…]

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From Nuba Mountains to America

Today's guest post is written by Samir Hummad, Banaa Scholar, University of Rochester, Class of 2015 I could hardly believe it when I got my admission letter to come to the University of Rochester. I thought to myself, as I read my acceptance letter, “At long last God has listened to my prayer, I will go to[…]

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Winners of the Simon Scholars Case Competition 2013

Written by Justine Rumbel, Assistant Director, Admissions And the winners are . . . Congratulations to all of our Simon Scholars Case Competition participants! On Sunday, February 17, we welcomed thirty-one students to campus for our first undergraduate Simon Scholars Case Competition. We modeled this event after the Simon Graduate School of Business Early Leaders[…]

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An Interview with White House Intern Tory Tilton

We interviewed recent grad Tory Tilton, currently an intern at the White House, and asked her about her experiences in D.C. and at Rochester. University of Rochester: Please introduce yourself for our readers. TT: Tory Tilton, Class of 2012, Sycamore, IL. I'm a double major in international relations and religion, minoring in Russian studies. My extracurricular activities[…]

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Apply for the Simon Scholars Case Competition by Jan 1st

Written by Justine Rumbel, Assistant Director of Admissions for Special Interest Programs Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Justine Rumbel, Assistant Director of Admissions for Special Interest Programs. I not only travel and read applications like other counselors in our office, but I also get to work with new program development in areas[…]

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Who Am I?

by┬áCherith Meeks For starters, my name is Cherith Meeks. I am one of the Assistant Directors in the Financial Aid Office at the University of Rochester. I am fairly new to the university and I have loved meeting new people, learning about the institution, working with current and prospective students and their families and familiarizing[…]

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