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Making the move from the military to the University

Making the move from the military to the University

November 7, 2018

Rochester is currently ranked 13th by US News and World Report in its list of best colleges for veterans. As Veterans Day approaches, six University students from each of the branches of the armed services share their stories of moving from the military to the classroom.

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‘WRUR is on the air…’: 70 years of college radio at Rochester

‘WRUR is on the air…’: 70 years of college radio at Rochester

October 4, 2018

The radio station that began in the basement of Burton Hall is now 70 years old. What might be said about radio in general could also be said about WRUR: it has shown remarkable persistence.

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Four years on campus, a lifetime of friendship

Four years on campus, a lifetime of friendship

September 7, 2018

The “City Girls”— a close-knit group of friends who met as city of Rochester residents attending the University—celebrate the bonds that brought them together six decades ago.

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Competition supports student community outreach

Competition supports student community outreach

September 7, 2018

Now in its third year, the Community Engagement Challenge encourages student organizations to propose a charitable outreach program that benefits the greater Rochester community.

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Gap year leads budding writer to Rochester

Gap year leads budding writer to Rochester

August 30, 2018

After graduating from high school, Olivia Alger ’22 decided college could wait. She worked in a hotel, taught refugee children in France, and wrote for a literary magazine. Now she joins the Class of 2022.

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From Rochester to the world: Local student shares international focus

From Rochester to the world: Local student shares international focus

August 29, 2018

Lucy Farnham ’22 took her first Spanish class in seventh grade, and it was love at first syllable. The Rochester native joins the Class of 2022 as a Spanish major, is thinking of adding Japanese, and is considering a career in the US Foreign Service.

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Students venture into Rochester for Wilson Day, Eastman Day of Service

Students venture into Rochester for Wilson Day, Eastman Day of Service

August 27, 2018

They set up school classrooms, played with children, cleaned senior living centers, served meals, and performed yardwork at more than 80 organizations around Rochester as part of the annual day of service for first-year students.

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Wilson Day celebrates 30 years of community engagement

Wilson Day celebrates 30 years of community engagement

August 23, 2018

More than 1,300 incoming students will fan out to about 90 Rochester schools, libraries, senior centers, neighborhood associations, and more to paint, stack bookshelves, rake, pull weeds, and begin to get involved in their new community.

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