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University of Rochester

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From Hell Week to Mel Weekend
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Meliora Weekend at the University of Rochester
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Trick or Treat!
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Courage Bowl!
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ROC to SEA to JFK
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Rocky the YellowJacket: The Rochester Mascot
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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 5
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Who Said it Was a Bad Idea to Play with Your Food?
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In Memory of Martin Luther King

From Hell Week to Mel Weekend

For some reason, midterms and Meliora Weekend consistently collide in the absolute worst way possible. While the weekend is supposed to be full of exciting speakers and networking opportunities, dinner with your family, and enjoyable performances, it is actually just a huge bundle of stress, compounded by the doom of midterms hovering closely by. Last[…]

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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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Courage Bowl!

So it is common knowledge that everyone who comes to the University of Rochester to be a student comes for the academics and is very smart. It’s what gives the school such high credentials. However, although academics are a big deal, our students also take part in tons of activities, including athletics. We are division[…]

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ROC to SEA to JFK

A lot has happened in Admissions and on campus since my last post. We’ve enrolled the Class of 2015, we’ve seen the Class of 2011 graduate, and we’ve seen the beginning of construction for the new home of the Warner School of Education and Human Development. Of slightly less importance, I’ve also gotten a lot of[…]

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Rocky the YellowJacket: The Rochester Mascot

Full disclosure: I love mascots. I still remember having my Buffalo Bills plush buffalo and a Baltimore Orioles stuffed animal in my room and prominently displayed when I was growing up. For those who are wondering what a Rochester-born kid would be doing with an Orioles mascot, the Rochester Red Wings were the Orioles farm[…]

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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 5

Born and raised in Boulder, CO., Carlin moved to Rochester, NY after high school to attend school at the University of Rochester. Since graduating in May 2009, Carlin has continued to pursue his love for traveling while co-founding a technology business with two other Rochester alums. This blog post is part of a continuing series[…]

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Who Said it Was a Bad Idea to Play with Your Food?

An ingenious team of undergraduates didn’t think it was a bad idea.   Chris Babcock ’07, David Borrelli ’09, Dan Fink ’09, and Eric Weissmann ’10 submitted UR Biodiesel as an idea for Rochester’s Charles and Janet Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition back in fall 2006. Their business plan proposed a way to save the University money by[…]

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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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