Category - Diversity

University of Rochester

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Hijabi for a Day
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Why Rochester?
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Rochester to Host IB Coordinators on Campus
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Happy Year of the Horse!
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Clock of the Nations
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What is the Multicultural Visitation Program?
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My Gap Year: Temporary Immersion in Israel
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Luck of the Irish
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The International Club on Campus
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Get Ready for Mel Weekend!

Hijabi for a Day

Here at the University of Rochester, we have great campus diversity, and part of that diversity includes females who wear the hijab, which is a head covering traditionally worn by some Muslim females. Women who wear a hijab are known as hijabi women. Earlier this month, I participated in a new University of Rochester event called[…]

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Why Rochester?

Hi all, it’s been a crazy few months as I’ve transitioned into my role as Midwest Regional Rep. Getting used to the new responsibility and a new city, Chicago, have been really crazy, but I finally feel like I’m getting a grasp on all the things happening at once. It is a good time for[…]

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Rochester to Host IB Coordinators on Campus

At Rochester, we're continuing our efforts to appeal to the IB community and to communicate what a good match we think we are for students who complete the IB Diploma Program. We're continuing to learn how best to work with students, parents, guidance counselors, teachers, and IB coordinators to understand as much as we can[…]

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Happy Year of the Horse!

It was the Chinese New Year a few weeks ago, and it was my first time not spending this important and joyous occasion with my family. Chinese New Year, very much self-explanatory, celebrates the arrival of a new year on the Chinese calendar. Before Chinese New Year, it is a traditional practice to clean and[…]

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Clock of the Nations

Dear reader, greetings. I hope your winter break was restful, and that whatever you’ve resumed, be it school, work, or travels, is going well. Perhaps you’d agree with me that if it hasn’t already, the world is increasingly becoming a global village, with the advent of the Internet and all ensuing forms of social media.[…]

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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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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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Luck of the Irish

There is truly no greater feeling than being awarded a leadership position, having a checklist of accomplishments you hope the group can achieve in the coming year, and little by little getting to check off those accomplishments. I've been a member of the campus Irish dance group, UR Celtic, since my first week here as[…]

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The International Club on Campus

Hello there, Greetings. So, the past weeks have witnessed quite a few activities. The list includes a new set of classes, career fares, a trip to Niagara Falls with the Renaissance and Global Scholars, and a meet with freshmen. However, I’d like to talk about Meliora Weekend, which took place two Saturdays ago on our[…]

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Get Ready for Mel Weekend!

October is a very special month here at Rochester, with some of the most exciting events of the year happening on the weekends. As a follow up on my previous post, you should look forward to these events as a well-deserved break from all the midterm studying! In this post, I’ll highlight my favorite event of[…]

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