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Curt Smith: Vin Scully ‘the best there ever was’

Curt Smith: Vin Scully ‘the best there ever was’

September 29, 2016

Smith’s 2009 book, Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story is the only biography written on the iconic broadcaster. “He’s a very humble man, and I think he feels his work speaks for itself,” Smith says. “Nobody says a bad word about him. Nobody.”

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‘Reinvented Douglass’ new hub of student life

‘Reinvented Douglass’ new hub of student life

September 27, 2016

The Frederick Douglass Building officially re-opens this week after a complete renovation of the iconic 79,000-square-foot space. “I feel like I’m in a different building,” says Laura Ballou ’97, director of the Campus Center.

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Martino and Floto: Meet the new Students’ Association president, vice president

Martino and Floto: Meet the new Students’ Association president, vice president

September 19, 2016

The student leaders talk about the major issues on campus, their hobbies and pet peeves, and their goals for the coming year and life after Rochester.

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Hey, hey: Covach says Monkees stand the test of time

Hey, hey: Covach says Monkees stand the test of time

September 9, 2016

In 1967, the Monkees outsold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined, and remain the only band with four No. 1 albums in a 12-month period. “Their music stands up,” says John Covach, director of the University’s Institute for Popular Music.

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Freshmen fan into community for annual Wilson Day

Freshmen fan into community for annual Wilson Day

August 30, 2016

“I like to help people, and it’s nice to go into the community and give back,” said Matthew Le ’20, one of the more than 1,300 freshmen who began their college career in Rochester with the annual Wilson Day of community service.

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Teaching the teachers about students with disabilities

Teaching the teachers about students with disabilities

August 25, 2016

Three colleagues from the University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning joined forces this summer to teach a nationally available online course on supporting and teaching students with disabilities in the college classroom.

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The Class of 2020 is here

The Class of 2020 is here

August 24, 2016

A new freshman class of 1,368 students on the River Campus and 140 students at the Eastman School of Music moved into their new homes on Wednesday, as student music groups entertained waiting families and hundreds of student volunteers helped lighten the move-in load.

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New look, new vibe as Move-In Day approaches

New look, new vibe as Move-In Day approaches

August 19, 2016

When more than 1,300 students from the Class of 2020 move in this week, they’ll see a River Campus that’s undergoing a transformation in more ways than one, with major renovations underway to student spaces.

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Upward Bound students showcase work at closing ceremony

Upward Bound students showcase work at closing ceremony

August 5, 2016

“With this program, everything came together. Now, I feel like a real scientist.” Derek McNeil joined a record 140 high school students from Rochester City schools took part in the six-week summer program.

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