Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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What is Imposter Syndrome?
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IB vs. UR
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5 Reasons to Go to a Research University
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Highlights from Junior Year: Fall
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UR Students Helping Honduras: Spring Break in Honduras
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Club of the Day: BCS & Neuroscience Undergraduate Council
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Being Undecided
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A Majors Battle: STEM versus Humanities
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Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2018 National Conference
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Why I Chose to Live in Southside

What is Imposter Syndrome?

I first heard of the phrase “Imposter Syndrome” in the fall of my junior year. I was sitting in the office of Brynn Wilkins, my undergraduate computer science coordinator, feeling extremely stupid and incompetent. I fell into the trap that many other college students have also fallen into, convinced that I was not intelligent and[…]

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IB vs. UR

In light of IB testing season, I thought I’d write an article for you fellow IB students out there to talk about how the International Baccalaureate program is similar to the University of Rochester. I remember my time as an IB student and being nervous about how college would compare. Rest assured, being in IB,[…]

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5 Reasons to Go to a Research University

The University of Rochester is one of the top research university in the United States, but what does it mean to be a research university? How is it different than any other university or college? A research university is a university where the primary responsibility of professors and faculty is to not only teach undergraduate[…]

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Highlights from Junior Year: Fall

Hi everyone! Now that spring of my junior year is underway, I thought I would share with you what fall of my junior year was like. Overall, I would give it a big thumbs up, given that I learned to manage my time better and put more effort into my classes and extracurricular activities. But[…]

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UR Students Helping Honduras: Spring Break in Honduras

“We won’t change the world over spring break. But we can learn about and observe the long term partnerships SHH has with communities to decrease violence and poverty for their kids.” – Jamie Barter, James Madison University UR Students Helping Honduras (SHH) is an organization dedicated to raising funds to improve education and living conditions[…]

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Club of the Day: BCS & Neuroscience Undergraduate Council

There are many different student organizations offered at the University of Rochester. From academic clubs to sports teams to Greek life to a myriad of other extracurriculars, there is something for everyone! Today, I would like to highlight the Brain and Cognitive Sciences & Neuroscience Undergraduate Council. The club was founded in 2014 in order[…]

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Being Undecided

You got into Rochester! Congratulations! If you were admitted to multiple institutions, one thing you’re likely to spend a lot of time thinking about as you consider your options is what to major in. These days, there seems to be a lot of pressure to pick a major before you’ve even stepped on campus. If[…]

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A Majors Battle: STEM versus Humanities

We’ve all seen those memes and read those tweets ridiculing the liberal arts, basking in STEM major egotism. As many prospective students may know/have read, the University of Rochester curriculum has students pursue clusters in all three areas of study: social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Hence, one can take advantage of the curriculum in[…]

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Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2018 National Conference

by Sabrina Westgate, Class of 2019 From October 17–20, twelve members of the University of Rochester’s Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers headed to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 2018 National SWE Conference. Our chapter has attended the SWE National Conference for the past few years, and as always, it was amazing. Many of the[…]

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Why I Chose to Live in Southside

When I was first presented with the housing options for my sophomore year, I did not even consider living at Southside: far distance, potential disconnect with others, and limited dining options. Here is what immediately made me, to my surprise, change my mind and ultimately want to live in Southside. In my first year, I[…]

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