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University of Rochester

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Alternative Spring Break with Habitat
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How a Business Major Found Himself in Theatre
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Winterfest Weekend 2014
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Happy Year of the Horse!
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Clock of the Nations
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2013 in Review
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What is the Multicultural Visitation Program?
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My Thanksgiving in Rochester, Making the Best of Staying on Campus
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Are You Ready for a ROC’n Summer? Apply Today!
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Self-Defense Week and Being Proactive

Alternative Spring Break with Habitat

This past spring break, I went somewhere warm with a group of fellow college students. However, instead of going with just the intention of relaxing in the sun, we went to volunteer. Fifteen University of Rochester students, including myself, drove to Goldsboro, North Carolina to spend a week building houses at a Habitat for Humanity build[…]

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How a Business Major Found Himself in Theatre

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing my own one-act play performed at the University of Rochester's International Theatre Department in Todd Union. My play was formally chosen back in January for the 16th Annual Rochester One-Act Festival. Ever since, I had been waiting on pins and needles to see it. Good news: the[…]

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Winterfest Weekend 2014

Winterfest Weekend January 31st – February 2nd, 2014 Hot chocolate, giveaways, and more hot chocolate! One of my favorite traditions at the University of Rochester is a day we all call Winterfest Weekend. It is a fun weekend-long festival to welcome back students to the spring semester, and to the beautiful snow-covered campus. This weekend[…]

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Happy Year of the Horse!

It was the Chinese New Year a few weeks ago, and it was my first time not spending this important and joyous occasion with my family. Chinese New Year, very much self-explanatory, celebrates the arrival of a new year on the Chinese calendar. Before Chinese New Year, it is a traditional practice to clean and[…]

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Clock of the Nations

Dear reader, greetings. I hope your winter break was restful, and that whatever you’ve resumed, be it school, work, or travels, is going well. Perhaps you’d agree with me that if it hasn’t already, the world is increasingly becoming a global village, with the advent of the Internet and all ensuing forms of social media.[…]

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2013 in Review

It's that time of year. Everyone and their brother is making lists, so, why not jump on the bandwagon?  This has been a pretty surreal year for me, and in just a few short hours, the year will officially be the same as my class year at Rochester—you know what that means … GRADUATION TIME![…]

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What is the Multicultural Visitation Program?

Happy Holidays everyone! My name is Campbell Halligan and I am the Diversity and Outreach Coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Rochester. I actually graduated from Rochester in 2013 with a double major in English literature and psychology! I worked throughout my undergraduate years at the Office of Admissions in[…]

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My Thanksgiving in Rochester, Making the Best of Staying on Campus

After the marathon of exams and studying that is November, University of Rochester students are rewarded for their efforts with a few days off for the greatly anticipated Thanksgiving Break. While the majority of students head home to their families for the five-day vacation, several hundred individuals spend their Thanksgivings on campus. As a freshman[…]

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Are You Ready for a ROC’n Summer? Apply Today!

Last summer, the University hosted over 300 high school students from 24 states and 10 countries for our Pre-College Programs. Participants took advantage of numerous academic options while experiencing college life on campus in our residence halls. We were excited to have so many join us for the launch of our new three-week intensive programs in[…]

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Self-Defense Week and Being Proactive

Safety is always a concern. Whether you are living in a big city or a quiet small town, it is important to be safe and take proactive measures to ensure you remain safe. This week, my fraternity, Phi Kappa Tau, has the opportunity to help others by providing a variety of self-defense related programming in[…]

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