Category - Student Life

University of Rochester

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Service at the University of Rochester
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Summary of My Summer
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In the Heart of Matter: What the Arts and Humanities Teach
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Top 5 Tips for Surviving Your First Few Weeks on Campus
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Summer Study Abroad 2019: Writing in London!
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Highlights from Junior Year: Spring
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Summer Highlights: Part One
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Debate Union: More Than Just an Extracurricular
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My Humanities Journey
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EarthFest 2019 at UR

Service at the University of Rochester

Civic engagement is a huge part of the campus culture and identity at the University of Rochester. A common misconception about Rochester students is that we stay isolated and focused on our studies or research efforts, but undergraduates alone spend over 50,000 hours every year participating, directing, and organizing civic engagement in the Rochester area.[…]

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Summary of My Summer

As we look toward fall, I reflect on my summer! As the Phineas and Ferb intro song goes, “There’s 104 days of summer vacation and school comes along just to end it / So the annual problem for our generation is finding a good way to spend it…” While I didn’t build a robot or[…]

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In the Heart of Matter: What the Arts and Humanities Teach

By Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 “The case for the humanities is not hard to make, though it can be difficult–to such an extent have we been marginalized, so long have we acceded to that marginalization–not to sound either defensive or naive. The humanities, done right, are the crucible in which our evolving notions of[…]

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Top 5 Tips for Surviving Your First Few Weeks on Campus

If you’re a first-year student reading this, welcome to campus! This blog post was written with you (and all your worries and fears ) in mind. Both this year and last I’ve gotten to campus early and seen more than 3,000 first-year students arrive and begin getting settled and getting used to campus. In addition,[…]

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Summer Study Abroad 2019: Writing in London!

Considering studying abroad? To put it simply: do it! I spent my summer studying abroad in London, and I not only learned about my study abroad course (“Media, Gender, and Identity”), but I also learned so much about the social customs, foods, and history about London. A study abroad program in the summer is a[…]

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Highlights from Junior Year: Spring

Hello hello, thank you for proceeding to part two of my junior year highlights blog (here’s part one, just in case you want to revisit my fall semester)! So in a nutshell, junior spring was a time to be alive (I’ll explain why soon). Honestly, I think I went a little overboard with all my[…]

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Summer Highlights: Part One

Hi everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying your summer, wherever you are. Whether you’re staying on campus or traveling to a new city, doing research or working at a company, or maybe just chilling at home, the summer is always a good time! In today’s blog, I’ll be sharing what I’ve been up to since I[…]

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Debate Union: More Than Just an Extracurricular

We offer two styles of debate in the University of Rochester Debate Union (URDU): British Parliament (BP) and Policy. The main difference is that policy debate offers the opportunity to prepare in advance, while in BP, you’re only given 15 minutes to prepare once the motion (topic to debate) is announced. We also have a[…]

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My Humanities Journey

by Emily Tworek, Class of 2020 Hi everyone! My name is Emily Tworek, and I’m a rising senior at the University of Rochester studying English, theatre, and business, with a minor in Spanish and certificate in literary translation studies. Whew, that was a mouthful. I’m originally from Edinboro, Pennsylvania, which is just south of Erie.[…]

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EarthFest 2019 at UR

EarthFest is an annual event at Rochester held by the student group Grassroots in honor of Earth Day. What happens each year varies, but the activities are always centered around raising awareness of environmental issues. This year, there were live birds of prey (gasp), succulent and travel mug giveaways, campus environmental groups tabling, and Grassroots’[…]

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