Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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The Sing-Off Comes to an End for the YJs
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This Funny Thing Called Time
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A Little About Myself
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Starting the Morning with a Baking Facial
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Shines of Fall Season
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Music in Rochester
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Who’s This Guy?
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Sundays
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From Hell Week to Mel Weekend
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Meliora Weekend at the University of Rochester

The Sing-Off Comes to an End for the YJs

The University of Rochester's YellowJackets sadly had to call their time on NBC's The Sing-Off to an end after the top six were picked. It was very sad for everyone watching, even fans from all over the nation. Between Facebook, Twitter, and NBC's own blog, it is clear that the YellowJackets are highly missed. Their[…]

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This Funny Thing Called Time

I'm glancing up from these economics notes. It's 11:20 pm. "Ok, get back to writing them out. Exam tomorrow." Five minutes later, when scarcity slopes and absolute advantages are swimming in the pool of knowledge inside my brain that's been lapping all this up, I've had enough. I glance at the time again. Eleven. Twenty.[…]

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A Little About Myself

by Stacy Wells Shea Hi there. My name is Stacy Wells Shea, though people in the office refer to me as swells (my reader name). I’m originally from New Hartford, NY, and studied political science at Syracuse University as a scholarship athlete in swimming. I’ve been working for the University of Rochester for about 10[…]

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Starting the Morning with a Baking Facial

Since I don't have any AM classes this semester, I like to start the morning by practicing my choreography. Sometimes, I just sleep in too. Other days when I feel lazy, I bake! I love it when the warm and delicious heat spreads throughout my face as soon as I open the oven. It's kind[…]

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Shines of Fall Season

At the University of Rochester, my favorite periods of time are fall (move-in through October) and spring (March to May). Especially during the fall season when the leaves turn red and yellow, the entire campus looks gorgeous. I advise high school students and parents to visit our campus during these times more than in November[…]

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Music in Rochester

I think one of the coolest things about the city of Rochester is how much music is present and goes through here. On top of the Eastman School of Music, which is one of the top music conservatories in the nation, there are many venues and places for artists to perform and make music. One[…]

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Who’s This Guy?

by Jason Buitrago My name is Jason Buitrago, and I’m one of the assistant directors in the Financial Aid Office at the University of Rochester. I’m also a UR alumnus, a city resident, a counselor, a graduate student, and an avid fan of pretty much anything on Bravo TV. I hail from the land of[…]

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Sundays

I think Sunday is my new favorite day of the week. I know it’s not as exciting as Friday or Saturday, but I love the chill atmosphere. Last weekend featured the perfect Sunday. I didn’t set my alarm Saturday night (the only day of the week that happens!), slept until 11, and then spent the[…]

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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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