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5 Advantages of Majoring in the Humanities at Rochester
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Five Tips for First-Time Roommates
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: The Romance Languages
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An Unconventional Experience with “Research”: My Foray into Anti-Discrimination Law
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Deaf-ine Meliora: A First Year’s Account on Disability
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Summer Jobs, Internships, and Research in the Humanities
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A Guide to Rochester’s Unknown and Well-known Study Spots
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Film and Media Appreciation and Education
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The Underhill Installation: Telling Unconventional Stories
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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

5 Advantages of Majoring in the Humanities at Rochester

Although many undergraduate students choose to major in the natural sciences or the social sciences, majoring in the humanities brings many benefits, particularly to those studying at the University of Rochester. Below are my top five reasons for majoring in the humanities at college! The tight-knit community Partially because campus is pretty small, but also[…]

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Five Tips for First-Time Roommates

With college acceptances slowly but surely rolling in, the scramble to find roommates or get placed in housing begins and doesn’t seem to finally conclude until Orientation week begins. For those who come from households where they never had to share a room, dorming may seem like a very daunting task. Here are five tips to[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: The Romance Languages

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow This month, I will write to you about the numerous language and cultural offerings here at Rochester! Each week will focus on a particular language family or group. For example, this week I’m going to tell you all about ways to study and appreciate the languages and[…]

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An Unconventional Experience with “Research”: My Foray into Anti-Discrimination Law

Hi there! My name is Julie Woodward, and I am originally from Westford, Massachusetts. I’m double majoring in linguistics and political science, with a minor in German. Outside of the classroom, I am the business manager of U of R Taekwondo, an associate justice on the All-Campus Judicial Council, and a peer tutor for the[…]

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Deaf-ine Meliora: A First Year’s Account on Disability

Hello. My name is Phelan Conheady. I am a native of Rochester. I am a first year and currently a triple major in French, international relations and American Sign Language (ASL). I am involved in student government as a first-year senator and as part of the campus services committee. I am also an active member[…]

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Summer Jobs, Internships, and Research in the Humanities

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow How can you make the most out of your summer? Will you stay in Rochester or return home? Options range from research positions, internships, volunteering at a nonprofit, starting your own company, getting a temporary job, and beyond! Searching Many application deadlines crop up around March, so[…]

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A Guide to Rochester’s Unknown and Well-known Study Spots

Hey there, everyone! As we approach midterms and exams, the need to find good study places becomes more and more important. Wise saints like me will tell you to find a good spot as early as you can rather than waiting a night before the exam. So in this blog, I will highlight some places[…]

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Film and Media Appreciation and Education

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Earlier this month, fellow blogger Jackie Heinzelmann wrote “Rochester: A City & Campus for Cinema,” where she listed her top five ways to enjoy a movie both on an off campus. I’m going to pick up where she left off and explore other ways to enjoy film[…]

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The Underhill Installation: Telling Unconventional Stories

by Elise McCarthy and Saralinda “Linnie” Schell, Class of 2019 The Underhill was born in a single 2:00 am burst of creativity, wandering around the space where the installation would, two months later, take place. Using the installation space as a frame, we told the story of a young girl, her disappearing mother, her father,[…]

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!

College application season is coming to an end, and high school seniors all over the world are sighing in relief as they click that send button for the last time. Now the waiting begins—restless months filled with anxiety, relief, and fear of possible rejection. While rejection is a possibility, being accepted into multiple places and making the[…]

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