Category - Diversity

University of Rochester

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Life as an International Student
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Deaf-ine Meliora: A First Year’s Account on Disability
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Living and Learning Religion at Rochester
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Black Students’ Union Campus Events
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Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Conference
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Japanese  
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Exploring Dewey Hall: Campus Resources Central
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Top 3 Tips for First-Generation College Students
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Top Five Favorite Social Programs on Campus
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Top Five Freshman Year Memories

Life as an International Student

Whenever I tell people that I’m an international student, it’s always followed by an influx of questions! Where are you from? What’s it like being an international student? Do you like it here? Do you miss your family? Is it hard? Have you ever felt like an outsider?  I always take the questions in stride,[…]

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Deaf-ine Meliora: A First Year’s Account on Disability

Hello. My name is Phelan Conheady. I am a native of Rochester. I am a first year and currently a triple major in French, international relations and American Sign Language (ASL). I am involved in student government as a first-year senator and as part of the campus services committee. I am also an active member[…]

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Living and Learning Religion at Rochester

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow There are so many ways to get involved in religion on campus, whether you are a practitioner of a certain religion, you want to learn more about religions other than your own, or if you are fascinated by the very concept of religion and want to study[…]

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Black Students’ Union Campus Events

by Jamal Holtz, Class of 2018 I hope your week is going well! As current students may know, the Black Students’ Union (BSU) wrapped up January with our step show, STOMP THE ROC. Once again, we would like to thank everyone who supported the event, including volunteers, departments, and the University of Rochester community. February is Black History Month,[…]

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Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers Conference

by Nola Yang, Class of 2018 Thanks to the University of Rochester Office of Admissions, the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) at the University of Rochester was able to attend the SASE National Conference on October 12 in Chicago, IL. Below, SASE members reflect on their time at the conference. “I had attended the[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Japanese  

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Here at the University of Rochester, our Japanese program is a major under the vast umbrella of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, which offers several foreign-language majors including Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. (The department also offers majors in comparative literature[…]

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Exploring Dewey Hall: Campus Resources Central

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go abroad? Are you struggling with calculus and don’t know where to get help? Or are you finding it hard to adjust to college, or maybe even find a job? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place![…]

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Top 3 Tips for First-Generation College Students

The University of Rochester defines a first-generation student as a college-bound individual whose parents/guardians have not earned a bachelor’s degree. Are you a first-generation student headed to college? You may feel alone, but know that you have tons of resources and support at the University of Rochester. In addition to that, here are three tips[…]

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Top Five Favorite Social Programs on Campus

When I first came to college, I was worried that as a biomedical engineering major from India, I would never have the time or motivation to go out and socialize. Contrary to my expectations, that didn’t happen! The large number of activities organized at the University every week played an important role in my social[…]

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Top Five Freshman Year Memories

It’s summer, and I’m really sad to say that my first year at the University of Rochester has come to an end (it took me a while to acknowledge this fact). Though it was a blur, freshman year was filled with new experiences, friendships, self-discovery and most importantly, happy memories, and some of my favorite ones are[…]

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