Category - Academics

University of Rochester

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Dear Freshmen
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Is It Really Over?
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Summer ‘Oh Twelve!’
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Internships in Argentina
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About Me
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Study Abroad: Spanish Like Never Before
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Study Abroad: Glaciers and Flamingos
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The Best 12 of 2012
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Meliora, Class of 2016!
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JURIES

Dear Freshmen

Most high school students think their identity crisis is going to end once they're in college, but the confusion actually lingers. You have to choose your major, decide where you're going to live, select your roommates. . . . Endless dilemmas! JUST EMBRACE. College is going to throw even more questions and options at you. Think[…]

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Is It Really Over?

It's the end of June, so the good news is I'm officially done with all academic commitments for the semester! I'm a senior! (wait… is this good news?!) The bad news is that my program is ending and I'm saying more goodbyes every day. I've moved around a lot, so saying goodbye is nothing new to[…]

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Summer ‘Oh Twelve!’

It's well above 100 degrees, with the sun shining down on me fiercely as I sit outside on my balcony writing my first blog post of the 2012 summer! Yes, it has been way over a month since summer started! How time flies. I still remember my heart thudding and leaping for joy when my[…]

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Internships in Argentina

Even though I’m so glad I studied abroad in Argentina, there was one definite downside. As I’ve said in previous posts, my arrival date was February 27, and I won’t get home until July 15—very different from the traditional, mid-January-to-early-May spring semester. This might not sound like a huge deal, but it definitely is when[…]

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About Me

Hey, all! I'm Nick Benjamin, and I'll be occupying this little bit of Internet for a while. I'm currently studying mathematics and economics at the University of Rochester, am gainfully employed with Event Support and Orientation this summer, and am social chair for Phi Kappa Tau. In my free time, I love listening to music,[…]

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Study Abroad: Spanish Like Never Before

Ever since I was old enough to know what study abroad was, I knew I wanted to do it. Spend a few months (or even a year!) in basically any country you want? Who could say no? At first, it was impossible to narrow down the list of places I wanted to go—the only programs[…]

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Study Abroad: Glaciers and Flamingos

Glaciers, snow, hats, and gloves—not exactly what you picture when you think of South America, is it? I spent my mid-semester break in Patagonia, the southernmost region of Argentina (there's also Chilean Patagonia, but unfortunately we didn't have time to cross the border). To give you an idea of how different it is from the[…]

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The Best 12 of 2012

I was so busy studying for finals constantly that, until I finished my last one, I hadn't really realized I will no longer be a freshman. It made me reflect back on this year, and it is crazy how fast it went by. So I decided to now make a post about some of my[…]

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Meliora, Class of 2016!

By Jonathan Burdick, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid I’m happy to report that more than 1,200 high-achieving and exciting new students have declared their intention to enroll in the 163rd freshman class at the University of Rochester this fall. A few students still have an opportunity to reply in the next couple of weeks.[…]

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JURIES

During this last week of classes, students are preparing for finals, going to their final lectures, and trying to study everything they have learned all year—and Eastman School of Music students are performing in their juries. These are all or nothing. You need to pass these to continue attendance at a music conservatory, and from[…]

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