University of Rochester

@Rochester — Dec. 6, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Show Showers, High 31°
Tomorrow: Snow, High 33°

In Today's Issue

  • University Offers City Students $100,000 Scholarships
  • Guest NetID Service Now Online
  • Plutzik Reading by Peg Boyers and Robert Boyers
  • Student Blog Brings Warner Experience to Life
  • Composer Joseph Schwantner Visits Eastman School
  • Event Highlight: Roundtable on Women in the Church of God in Christ
  • Sports Buzz: Basketball, Football, Swimming
  • Rochester in the News: Young Entrepreneurs Academy Featured
  • In Higher Ed: Elite Schools Get Richer

News and Announcements

University Offers City Students $100,000 Scholarships
Rochester City School District graduates who enroll at the University stand to receive up to $100,000 over four years to cover the cost of tuition, under a new plan to expand higher education opportunities for talented students in the University's home city. Beginning in the 2008-09 academic year, the Rochester Promise initiative will offer a $25,000 tuition benefit annually to qualifying students. (Also reported in the Democrat and Chronicle, WHAM TV, ABC.) Read more... 

New Guest NetID Service Goes Online
University IT is rolling out a web-based Guest NetID service that provides convenient and secure access to the University's network for guests, such as visiting scholars, prospective students, parents, seminar attendees, and contract employees. Details are available online or at 275-2000.

Plutzik Series Features Peg Boyers and Robert Boyers
Peg Boyers and Robert Boyers, English professors at Skidmore College and co-editors of the literary quarterly Salmagundi, will read from their creative works on Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. in Rush Rhees Library.  Read more... 

New Student Blog Brings Warner School Experience to Life
The new Warner Perspectives blog gives readers a glimpse into the life of a Warner master's student
as she navigates through a year of learning and growth on her way to becoming a teacher. Read more... 

Composer Joseph Schwantner Visits Eastman School
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and former Eastman faculty member Joseph Schwantner returns to Rochester Dec. 6 to 10 to discuss his work with students and attend rehearsals and performances of two of his compositions. Read more... 


Women in the Church of God in ChristDec. 6
Roundtable discussion on Women in the Church of God in Christ: Participants include Anthea Butler, the book's author and professor of religion and classics, David Daniels, McCormick Theological Seminary, and Barbara Holmes, Memphis Theological Seminary. Rush Rhees Library.
5 p.m.

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Sports Buzz

Basketball: The women's team, which has five wins in their six-game season, takes on Union College in an away game on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Football: Senior defensive back Andy Rape has been named as a First Team Academic All-American in voting by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Swimming: The men's swimming and diving team successfully defended its Liberty League championship this past weekend by winning the team title at Union College.

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Rochester in the News

R News (Dec. 4)
"Young Entrepreneurs Receive DBAs
The University's Young Entrepreneurs Academy helped 27 area middle and high school students became business owners Tuesday. (Also reported by Democrat and Chronicle)   Read more...

In Higher Education

Business Week (Nov. 29)
"The Dangerous Wealth of the Ivy League
"Princeton and its 'Ivy Plus' peers (the seven other members of the Ivy League, plus Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have long flourished as elite institutions, both socially and academically. Increasingly, though, their predominance is defined by the great magnitude of their wealth relative to their modest size and to the rest of the higher-ed universe." Read more...

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