Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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What Do You Do When You Get Rejected From Your Dream School?
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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 3
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Who Said it Was a Bad Idea to Play with Your Food?
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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 2
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Unique Perspectives
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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 1
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Lessons Learned
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Monica Miranda Smalls Named President-Elect of the AFA
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What Does Freedom Mean to You?
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In Memory of Martin Luther King

What Do You Do When You Get Rejected From Your Dream School?

By Christine When I was considering what to write about for this blog post, I thought about what time of year this is from a high school senior’s perspective. And I remembered where I was at this time last year – waiting to hear from all the colleges I applied to. If you are the[…]

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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 3

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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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 2

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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Unique Perspectives

There are some really unique opportunities at Rochester that allow our students to get the most out of their education.  The open curriculum and the courses available are not the only avenues for success.  Students at Rochester participate in research alongside world renowned professors and lead studies of their own.  Opportunities like the Portable Research[…]

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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 1

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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Lessons Learned

By Stephania Romaniuk Someone called me a diva this past summer. It was really the last thing I expected to come out of this person’s mouth, and it felt like a slap in the face. Let me explain: other than the occasional sarcastic quip, a singer is reluctant to don the title “diva”—no badge of[…]

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Monica Miranda Smalls Named President-Elect of the AFA

Monica Miranda Smalls, director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs in the Office of the Dean of Students at the University of Rochester, has been elected president-elect for the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), a professional organization for individuals concerned with the advisement of fraternities and sororities. Smalls will serve as president-elect until her induction as[…]

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What Does Freedom Mean to You?

If you came to the University of Rochester, one of the things you would hear a lot about from our students, faculty and staff is that we have an open curriculum.  But what is this open curriculum that we are so eager to talk about?  Well let me explain . . . At the University[…]

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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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