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How Spring Break Saved My Life
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Senior Thesis: Interracial and Interfaith Dating. Thoughts?
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A Weekend to Remember
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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 5
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Knowing Your Biology (Even When It’s Not Your Major)
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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 4
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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

How Spring Break Saved My Life

Yes, yes, I am an engineering student. When I give tours, I invariably get questions about my life or lack there of. Being an engineering student is hard no matter what university you attend. You do the work because you love it, not because its easy. At the University of Rochester you learn to be[…]

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Senior Thesis: Interracial and Interfaith Dating. Thoughts?

By Jeremy Fishman Hey ya’ll. My apologies for not writing last month. I’ve been extremely busy working on my Senior Thesis, a full length play exploring the nature of intermarriage, its effect on individuals, and ultimately how it challenges the nature of identity and cultural “fact.” Any of your thoughts/personal anecdotes on the subject would[…]

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A Weekend to Remember

Just by the simple fact that I attend the U of R tells you that I am not a slacker.  I paid my dues in high school and went way beyond what anyone expected of me. That aside, I also need to add that I’m not a stick in the mud. No sir. I get[…]

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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 5

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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Knowing Your Biology (Even When It’s Not Your Major)

By Melika Imagine this: You enter the doors of your high school, (La Guardia Arts aka the “FAME” school), greeted by the members of the Lucky Chops Brass Band, a group of students known to parade the halls during holiday season blowing on their instruments and intruding into classrooms with their performances. This mini concert[…]

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Postgrad: Carlin Gettliffe ’09 Pt. 4

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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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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