Category - Events

University of Rochester

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Friday Night Live: Balance Between Work and Play
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Meliora Weekend 2016
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Hello, It’s Me… Ananya
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Wilson Day 2016: Plug into Rochester, Connect to Your Community
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Graduation Sentiments
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ROCAppella Music Festival
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ArtAwake 2016
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Simon Scholars 2016
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Join a Multicultural Club!
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On the Virtues of Debate

Friday Night Live: Balance Between Work and Play

The University of Rochester is well known for a variety of things, but their Friday nights aren’t typically one of them. Staying true to its stereotype as a bit of a “nerd school,” many students might end up studying well into a weekend night. Some, of course, are actively engaged in the Friday night life,[…]

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Meliora Weekend 2016

Just over a year into college, I can say that Meliora Weekend is my favorite Rochester tradition. Once a year, alumni, celebrities, and families visit the University of Rochester for an exciting, eventful weekend. Events range from reunion breakfasts to a keynote address with “Morning Joe.” Past speakers include Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, Steven Colbert,[…]

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Hello, It’s Me… Ananya

Hello there! My name is Ananya Goyal, and I’m a freshman of the Class of 2020. I grew up in New Delhi, India, and am planning on majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in international relations. I spend my free time exploring the campus, meeting new people, chasing groundhogs, and writing about the same. I’m extremely excited[…]

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Wilson Day 2016: Plug into Rochester, Connect to Your Community

My summer jobs It’s hard to believe how fast the past two-and-a-half months have passed, but somehow here we are with less than one month left before school begins again. I’ve spent this summer juggling two positions at the Rochester Center for Community Leadership (the University’s office dedicated to community engagement). The first—Rochester Urban Fellows Program[…]

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Graduation Sentiments

On May 15, 2016, the University of Rochester held its annual Commencement and diploma ceremonies for undergraduate students at both the River Campus and Eastman School of Music. I also stayed after my finals to attend graduation ceremonies and say goodbye to my friends who were graduating. Even though this was my second time attending Commencement at[…]

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ROCAppella Music Festival

by Jalon Howard, Class of 2016, Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year student For many, the University of Rochester’s fifth-year programs offer an opportunity for students to extend their scope of knowledge and further celebrate the pursuit of creativity and understanding. For me, the Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year (KEY) Program represented this and more. Spending the year executing a novel[…]

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ArtAwake 2016

by Gabryella M. Pulsinelli, Class of 2016 ArtAwake was founded by a group of student volunteers in the Urban Exploring Club at Rochester in 2008. It’s a popular festival that brings college students and the community together. It was even named as the ‘Student Driven Program of the Year’ by the Association of College Unions International.[…]

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Simon Scholars 2016

Finally the moment you’ve all been waiting for: The 2016 Simon Scholars Case Competition winners! On Sunday, March 20, Carla Mattioli and I welcomed our 4th-annual Simon Scholars competitors to campus. Modeled after the Early Leaders Case Competition held by the Simon Business School, this year’s Simon Scholars competition for high school senior applicants was[…]

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Join a Multicultural Club!

One of my favorite things about being a student at the University of Rochester is that everyone is so passionate about things they love to do and believe in. That is why the school has so many different clubs, ranging from the scholarly debate club to the fun and active Quidditch club. If you are[…]

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On the Virtues of Debate

For a long time, I’ve considered the drafting of the Constitution of the United States to be one of history’s greatest miracles. Just reading the Notes of Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787 reveals the true purview of the debate that characterized the Constitutional Convention. The diverse and often conflicting interests of the Convention’s delegates fueled seemingly irreparable disagreements. And miraculously, in the[…]

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