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Boar’s Head Dinner goes back to 16th century for one night

Boar’s Head Dinner goes back to 16th century for one night

December 1, 2017

Feldman Ballroom in Douglass Commons was transformed into a 16th century English court for the annual Boar’s Head Dinner, a University tradition since 1934. The banquet was inspired by a 16th-century Oxford University legend in which a student walking through the woods was attacked by a wild boar and saved by a fellow scholar who thrust a copy of Aristotle’s work down the boar’s throat.

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History under a microscope

History under a microscope

November 13, 2017

The Future(s) of Microhistory symposium brings prominent historians to Rochester to discuss one of the most influential methodologies in their field in the last few decades.

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Greek or Treat

Greek or Treat

October 30, 2017

The University’s fraternity and sorority communities hosted elementary school students from the Rochester City School District for the seventh annual Greek or Treat event last Friday. About 140 kids visited the River Campus to take part in Halloween-themed events ranging from a doughnut-on-a-string contest to a haunted house and obstacle course.

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Elizabeth Poliner receives 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

Elizabeth Poliner receives 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

October 6, 2017

The annual prize was created in 1976 to recognize American women on the precipice of promising writing careers.

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Miriam Kohn ‘17, Chris Perkins ‘17 win Pan-American debate tournament

Miriam Kohn ‘17, Chris Perkins ‘17 win Pan-American debate tournament

April 12, 2017

Kohn and Perkins are the president and vice president, respectively, of the University of Rochester Debate Union, an intercollegiate debate team that competes around the United States and internationally.

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Gandhi Institute aims to heal hate with new youth program

Gandhi Institute aims to heal hate with new youth program

April 10, 2017

This initiative will provide grants of up to $1,000 for 12 local youth teams. “This project is intended to address the root causes of hate and incivility,” says Kit Miller, director of the institute.

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UR HEAL wins Community Engagement Challenge

UR HEAL wins Community Engagement Challenge

February 21, 2017

The student organization provides health care services to low-income members of the greater Rochester community, and is the inaugural winner of this challenge grant.

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Three presidents

Three presidents

February 16, 2017

Caryl English ’18, Delvin Moody ’18, and Charlisa Goodlet ’17 have followed different paths that have led them to leadership roles, each serving as the president of student organizations focused on issues of race, black culture, activism, and advocacy.

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W. Kamau Bell appearance highlights ‘Color Cannot Divide Us Week’

W. Kamau Bell appearance highlights ‘Color Cannot Divide Us Week’

February 3, 2017

The comedian and CNN host tops a week of events sponsored by the University’s ‘We’re Better Than That’ anti-racism campaign and the Student Programming Board.

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Character studies: Students take the stage in <em>Red Ryder</em>

Character studies: Students take the stage in Red Ryder

October 7, 2016

Welcome to Foster’s Diner, a little joint forgotten by all but a few sorry souls. It may not be much too look at but it sure has… character. Here are a few of the Rochester students who bring the cast to life.

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