Category - Diversity

University of Rochester

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Reflections on Native American Heritage Month: Part Two
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Reflections on Native American Heritage Month: Part One
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Happy Lunar New Year!
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RICE CREW: Peace Sign for Second Place!
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Dance!
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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.”

Reflections on Native American Heritage Month: Part Two

A continuation of last week's post by Carlie Fishgold, student intern In total, Native American Heritage Month was able to encompass the Anthropology Department’s Lewis Henry Morgan Lecture Series; the Ganondagan Lecture Series, in partnership with the Service-Learning Center and Religious Studies Department of Nazareth College; the UR Kafka Award Reception; a UR School of Medicine/Nursing/Human[…]

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Reflections on Native American Heritage Month: Part One

By Carlie Fishgold, student intern Just a little over six years ago, I made the decision to drop out of high school in order to continue supporting myself as an emancipated minor. To this day, I confidently maintain that I do not regret my decision, especially because the gritty reality of vocational competition in this[…]

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Happy Lunar New Year!

I celebrated the Year of the Dragon with my friends this past weekend!It was my first time celebrating the Chinese-style Lunar New Year.When I’m back home in Korea, our family usually eats rice-cake soup on New Year’s Day.The Chinese celebrate the Lunar New Year slightly differently. In China (especially in the North), it is customary[…]

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RICE CREW: Peace Sign for Second Place!

  This past semester, my dance crew (Rice Crew) got second place in Delta Upsilon's 2nd Annual Dance 4 Charity! This friendly competition with 10 University of Rochester dance groups raised over $1,100 this year, and the proceeds are going to the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester. The Ballet Performance Group (BPG) got first place and[…]

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Dance!

I do some pretty random things, but recently I did something I could have never predicted a few months ago: I put on a jingly hip-scarf and all the glittery things I owned and danced in front of a crowded room of people. This semester I took a Middle Eastern dance class, and as part[…]

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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?”

TheĀ June blog postĀ 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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