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Office of Minority Student Affairs celebrates seniors

Office of Minority Student Affairs celebrates seniors

June 4, 2018

Graduating students celebrate following the recent 45th annual senior dinner honoring the Class of 2018 and highlighting OMSA’s role as an anchor for many undergraduate students of color during their time at Rochester. (University of Rochester photo / Crystal Cusimano-Figueroa)

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Class of 2022 is most selective ever, with record applications

Class of 2022 is most selective ever, with record applications

May 29, 2018

The University of Rochester’s incoming Class of 2022 is shaping up to be the institution’s most selective ever, with a 29.6 percent acceptance rate, drawn from a record 20,243 applicants.

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Honoring fallen alumni, faculty on Memorial Day

Honoring fallen alumni, faculty on Memorial Day

May 24, 2018

Members of the University community have served in wartime since the Civil War, and many have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We remember five here: from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

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Rochester’s first Posse Foundation cohort set to graduate

Rochester’s first Posse Foundation cohort set to graduate

May 17, 2018

Nine of the seniors graduating with the Class of 2018 came to Rochester from Washington, D.C., in 2014 via the Posse Foundation, which identifies high school students with extraordinary academic potential.

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The ethics of autonomous vehicles

The ethics of autonomous vehicles

May 16, 2018

As a computer science major minoring in philosophy, Josh Pachter was ideally suited for developing concepts for programming self-driving cars that behave ethically. His idea: create ethical machines through a process similar to how we raise children.

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An improbable route to Rochester, then Harvard

An improbable route to Rochester, then Harvard

May 15, 2018

Growing up in Los Angeles, Matthew Lyskawa ’18 saw no purpose in school. But a teacher saw a spark and lit the fire that set Lyskawa on his journey, first to community college, then Rochester, and now to begin a doctoral program in philosophy at Harvard.

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Jack of all trades makes the most of Rochester Curriculum

Jack of all trades makes the most of Rochester Curriculum

May 9, 2018

From saxophonist to student government treasurer, to internships at BASF, SpaceX, and Ernst & Young, C.J. Van Huben has packed a lot into four years. “I had a feeling I knew what I wanted to do, but I didn’t want to be put in a box,” the financial economics major says. “The open curriculum was perfect for me.”

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Newly elected SA president, VP aim for unity among student body

Newly elected SA president, VP aim for unity among student body

May 9, 2018

Beatriz Gil ’19 and Jamal Holtz ’20, the Students’ Association president and vice president-elect, have been involved in SA government since their first year and have served as senators. We want to make the student body one,” says Gil.

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From Rwanda to Rochester in one ‘serendipitous’ moment

From Rwanda to Rochester in one ‘serendipitous’ moment

May 8, 2018

For Ian Manzi, a photo of Rush Rhees Library left behind in an office at his Rwandan high school changed his life. “It looked so beautiful, a representation of college,” he says.

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Basketball star’s biggest assists come off the court

Basketball star’s biggest assists come off the court

May 7, 2018

The business major described by her coaches as a “once-in-a-generation player” knows that community service will be in her game plan. “It’s something I love,” Al Leslie says. “And it’s something that will always be part of my life.”

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