Category - Diversity

University of Rochester

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5 Reasons To Join an E-board
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What To Expect 8,248 Miles Away From Home
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Friday Night Live: Balance Between Work and Play
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Hello, It’s Me… Ananya
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Annual Medical Education Conference 2016
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UR Hosts IB World Student Conference This Summer!
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Retreat for Rochester Students about Crime and Punishment
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First Impressions of Goa, India
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Delta Upsilon’s Dance 4 Charity
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Rochester Makes College Affordable for Veterans and Military Families

5 Reasons To Join an E-board

Having an “e-board” (executive board) position or being on an e-board for something is slang among students here at the University of Rochester for being part of the management of one (or multiple!) of over 200 clubs and organizations on campus. These clubs include everything from arts and crafts to academics, sports, and entertainment. It is generally[…]

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What To Expect 8,248 Miles Away From Home

Life has an uncanny habit of cajoling you onto a path that strays substantially from your comfort zone, overwhelming you with sudden novelty. Having lived my entire life in the same house in a tranquil neighborhood of Bangalore in South India, the 33-hour journey to Upstate New York seemed like a surreal proposition found in[…]

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Friday Night Live: Balance Between Work and Play

The University of Rochester is well known for a variety of things, but their Friday nights aren’t typically one of them. Staying true to its stereotype as a bit of a “nerd school,” many students might end up studying well into a weekend night. Some, of course, are actively engaged in the Friday night life,[…]

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Hello, It’s Me… Ananya

Hello there! My name is Ananya Goyal, and I’m a freshman of the Class of 2020. I grew up in New Delhi, India, and am planning on majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in international relations. I spend my free time exploring the campus, meeting new people, chasing groundhogs, and writing about the same. I’m extremely excited[…]

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Annual Medical Education Conference 2016

by Funmi Ogunbufunmi, Class of 2018 The Annual Medical Education Conference (AMEC) hosted by the Student National Medical Association is an educational program that provides young aspiring doctors with connections, information, skills, and potential mentors through interactive workshops, seminars, and social events. The purpose of AMEC is to equip members at all stages of their education—from those just completing their[…]

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UR Hosts IB World Student Conference This Summer!

The University of Rochester is thrilled to be one of two global hosts for the 2015 International Baccalaureate World Student Conference (IBWSC), held on campus August 2–8. And in a world of confounding complexity, tough-to-swallow headlines, and intractable disputes, we are equally as happy to present the conference theme, “Game Changers: Reaching Solutions Through the Instinct to[…]

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Retreat for Rochester Students about Crime and Punishment

This past weekend, during the second coldest February in Rochester’s history, 38 university students, staff, and faculty members bundled up and gathered for a retreat ninety minutes away at Beaver Hollow Conference Center. The weekend retreat provided a safe space for building a stronger community, making s’mores over a fire pit, and displaying creative performances[…]

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First Impressions of Goa, India

Over the summer, while browsing through the list of events that celebrate the International Year of Light 2015, I stumbled upon the description of a festival called “The Story of Light,” which sought to explore the intersection of science, culture, and philosophy through art and design. I submitted an application and was invited to participate[…]

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Delta Upsilon’s Dance 4 Charity

The fraternity I am a part of, Delta Upsilon, hosts an annual campus dance competition called Dance 4 Charity (D4C). This past December was the fourth annual show, hosted inside Douglas Dining Hall. Yup, even our dining halls, just one part of our beautiful campus, can be transformed into a stage and show space. So[…]

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Rochester Makes College Affordable for Veterans and Military Families

During a recent conversation with my financial aid advisor, I was reminded was once again of how lucky I am to be at a school that is so accommodating to students with military benefits. I am currently in the unbelievably exciting process of planning a semester abroad, and after going to an info session, meeting with[…]

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