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University of Rochester

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EarthFest 2019 at UR
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Highlights from Junior Year: Fall
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Hit the GIM!
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Grace Hopper: A Reflection
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5 Studying Tips for Finals
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Simon Scholars Case Competition 2018
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Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition
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Magician Visits Rochester
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iZone: A New Place for Collaboration, Problem Solving, Studying, and More
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Life as an International Student

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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Highlights from Junior Year: Fall

Hi everyone! Now that spring of my junior year is underway, I thought I would share with you what fall of my junior year was like. Overall, I would give it a big thumbs up, given that I learned to manage my time better and put more effort into my classes and extracurricular activities. But[…]

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Hit the GIM!

GIM: abbr. General Interest Meeting General interest meetings are held at the beginning of each semester for every club so prospective new members can determine if they want to join or not. GIMs are a great opportunity to learn more about clubs you are interested in before committing, especially if dues are involved. For example,[…]

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Grace Hopper: A Reflection

The time is here, the Grace Hopper Celebration! Grace Hopper is an annual conference aimed towards women in computer science. The University of Rochester Computer Science and Data Science Department sponsors a group of women to attend every year. This year, I was fortunate to be sponsored to attend. Overall, Grace Hopper was more than[…]

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5 Studying Tips for Finals

Hi everyone! It’s December, and we all know what that means… FINALS! If you’re like me, and get super stressed during exam times, don’t worry! Here are some tips to help you study and succeed this exam season: 1. Take breaks  This might seem unusual, but one of the most helpful things during finals week[…]

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Simon Scholars Case Competition 2018

by Olivia Jackson, a member of the winning team at the 2018 Simon Scholars Case Competition I was subscribed to the University of Rochester mailing list because it was one of the schools I wanted to apply to. One day, I received an email talking about the Simon Scholars Case Competition or whatever that meant. I[…]

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Welcome to the U of R : First-Year Advice Edition

Hi everyone! I can’t believe that the semester is half-way over and it’s November; where did the time go? Since I am now a junior in college, it is acceptable for me to give advice to our first-year students, which is exactly what this blog is about! So here are some insider tips about five[…]

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Magician Visits Rochester

On October 18, Steven Brundage performed a magic show for the University of Rochester. As seen on America’s Got Talent, Penn and Teller’s Fool Us, Good Morning America, and numerous other TV shows, he is most famous for his amazing Rubik’s Cube tricks. He is also the star of the viral video “Magician Gets Out[…]

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iZone: A New Place for Collaboration, Problem Solving, Studying, and More

Last January, the area formerly known as ITS was closed for construction. This made many students unhappy because they relied on that space for studying and meeting for group projects, among other things. There were also many concerns about how the space was going to be changed, which designers and developers took into account. Luckily,[…]

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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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