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University of Rochester News (August 25, 2008) 08/25/2008 05:45 AM @Rochester: August 25, 2008

@Rochester: August 25, 2008

Today's Forecast: Mostly Sunny, High 73°

Tomorrow: Sunny, 76°

In Today's Issue

  • Wind Energy Powers Residential Buildings on River Campus
  • Rating Season Begins . . .
  • Reminder: Freshmen Move in Today
  • Event Highlight: Freshman Orientation
  • Rochester in the News: Joel Seligman and the University's Community Ties
  • In Higher Education: The Community College Enrollment Boom

News and Announcements

Wind Energy Powers Residential Buildings on River Campus

This fall, when University students switch on their lights or watch TV, they will contribute to a cleaner environment because 100 percent of the electricity used in residential life buildings on the River Campus is now offset with wind energy. Read more...

Rating Season Begins . . .

As commercial magazines gear up for their rankings season this fall, U.S. News & World Report has issued its annual "Best Colleges" list as part of its college guidebook for 2009. Rochester ranks highly, according to the magazine, and as noted by the New York Post and the Democrat and Chronicle. For those interested in the full rankings, they are available on the magazine's Web site. 

Reminder: Freshman Move in Today

A reminder that Valentine Lot, Park Lot, and Intercampus Lot will be reserved for freshmen and their families today as students move back to campus for the fall. Faculty and staff who regularly park in these lots will be relocated to the River Road Lot (shuttle service provided from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.) or the Wilson North Lot. (View parking maps.) For more information, call the River Campus Parking Office at 275-3983. 


Monday, August 25

Freshman OrientationThrough August 31

For more events:

Rochester in the News

Democrat and Chronicle (August 22)

"UR and Region Cross-Pollinate to Help Flower City Blossom"

In a guest opinion, President Joel Seligman discusses the University's economic impact and close ties to the Rochester region. A new report shows the number of University employees grew by 745 in 2006-07 and that between 28,000 and 43,000 jobs in the area result from the University's impact. "Our ties to Rochester are vital, inextricable and growing. We look forward to continuing the progress we have made and working with our partners to build a brighter economic future for the region," Seligman writes. Read more...

In Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed (August 22)

"The Community College Enrollment Boom"

"Whether it's the economy, new academic programs or better recruiting, community colleges are seeing an enrollment boom. While enrollment has been growing steadily at many two-year institutions, this fall appears likely to set records for many of these colleges." Read more...

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