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Drew CareyLani Guinier
Lynn SherrFareed Zakaria

Meliora Weekend speakers Drew Carey, Lani Guinier, Lynn Sherr, and Fareed Zakaria

A look inside Meliora Weekend

Meliora Weekend returns for its sixth year, promising a fresh look at many of today’s important issues. Among the lineup for the three-day event from October 6 to 8 are commentator and analyst Fareed Zakaria, Harvard law professor Lani Guinier, news correspondent Lynn Sherr, and other alumni guests and speakers.


Reunion and Family Weekend

For College alumni of classes ending in 1 or 6, there is a special reason to take part in Meliora Weekend—Reunion.

Recipients of Glick scholarship to be named

More than $100,000 has been raised for the Jeremy L. Glick Memorial Scholarship, and the first students to benefit from the fund will be announced in the spring.

Alumna to share thoughts on challenges facing young women

Awista Ayub '01, who works with women's sports groups in her native Afghanistan, joins a panel to discuss "The Future of Feminism."

ASL program marks 10th anniversary

The American Sign Language (ASL) program will mark its 10th anniversary with a series of events during Meliora Weekend that center on the theme of “ASL Renaissance."

Does ‘Ivy’ by a new name smell as sweet?

In August, the national newsmagazine Newsweek selected Rochester as one of 25 schools to highlight as a “New Ivy” in its 2007 Kaplan/Newsweek “How to Get into College Guide.”

Scrapbooks offer a snapshot of campus life

Holding Fast My College Days: Scrapbooks of UR Students, a new exhibition in Rush Rhees Library, offers a surprisingly intimate look at campus life.

Yellowjackets invite alumni back for milestone performance

More than 100 former Yellowjackets will join together on stage for a special 50th anniversary concert during Meliora Weekend.

Panelists envision sustainable future

Four panelists who will talk about the growing worldwide demand for oil and the search for energy alternatives during the Presidential Symposium on Great Issues of the 21st Century.