Category - Diversity

University of Rochester

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Chinese Language Program at UR
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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”
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Trick or Treat!
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Who Am I?
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“Hey Matthew, how was your day?” “My name is Matt.”
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Renaissance and Global Scholars
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Multicultural Visitation Program
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In Memory of Martin Luther King

Chinese Language Program at UR

I come from loving parents. Especially when it comes to learning, my parents have always prioritized and supported what I have been interested in and let me learn whatever I enjoyed doing, from learning piano to coming to America to pursue a critical learning experience. However, there is one thing that they expected: Chinese language.[…]

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“What kind of scholarship can I get?”

The June blog post earned so much attention from CBS, The Washington Post, College Confidential, and others that I wanted to feature it here on the new blog as well. The University of Rochester’s new online Net Price Calculator will help families assemble an individual projection about financial assistance at UR. Mining data from last year reveals[…]

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Trick or Treat!

Halloween isn't just for kids. I think it's the perfect holiday for college students, because it's usually right after midterms when we need a study break. I didn't want to invest in a costume that I'm never going to wear again, so I decided to get a kigurumi.  A kigurumi is a Japanese term for[…]

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Who Am I?

Hello, hello. My name is Deb Youn. I was named after Deborah, the headstrong Prophetess who ruled Israel for 40 years. She is known for her fiery, bee-like spirit. That's what Deborah means in Hebrew: "Bee." I've always been like a bee myself. I spent most of my childhood chasing squirrels with my water gun[…]

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“Hey Matthew, how was your day?” “My name is Matt.”

My roommate’s name is Matt. Strictly Matt—nothing more, nothing less. He prefers that I call him ‘Matt’ and not ‘Matthew’ because he is under the impression that the latter sounds too pretentious and formal for college. Matt and I have a roommate relationship similar to that of an elderly couple; for the most part we[…]

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Renaissance and Global Scholars

How cool would it be if one day you got to go on a trip with students not only from all over the United States, but also from all over the world? The trip might allow you to ask questions of people that live in places you have only seen on TV, read about or[…]

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Multicultural Visitation Program

Multicultural Visitation Program, otherwise known as MVP, is an annual recruitment event that draws prospective multicultural students to the University of Rochester from all over the country. The event is usually held in November, and is for high school seniors. MVP is an opportunity for the University to showcase its diversity of students, programming, academic[…]

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In Memory of Martin Luther King

Every year we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his work toward nonviolence and social justice.  On Monday, January 18th, as part of the nationwide MLK Day of Service, more than 100 University of Rochester undergraduates spent their holiday volunteering at nonprofit organizations throughout the city of Rochester.  The Black Student[…]

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