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Dear Class of 2018: A message from the senior class council

Dear Class of 2018: A message from the senior class council

May 15, 2018

Four years ago, as we sat together as a class on the quad during Convocation, none of us could have imagined how many experiences, challenges, and opportunities we would find over the course of our time here.

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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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Choosing between violin, engineering, or both

Choosing between violin, engineering, or both

May 14, 2018

For the Michigan native graduating with dual degrees from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Eastman School of Music, Ivan Suminski found himself in an enviable dilemma.

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A local polyglot prepares to globe-trot

A local polyglot prepares to globe-trot

May 11, 2018

Rochester native Cherish Blackman has always had a knack for languages. “I wanted to study languages that weren’t very close to English,” she recalls. The double major in Russian and East Asian studies is heading to China next year, but is bringing her Spanish books with her.

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‘Leap of faith’ leads to data science studies

‘Leap of faith’ leads to data science studies

May 10, 2018

Anya Khalid came to the University without having ever coded in her life—but she was eager to get in on the ground floor of the new undergraduate major in data science. Now the Washington, D.C., resident is graduating with degree in economics as well, bound for Seattle and a job as a data analytics consultant.

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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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Two University students awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Two University students awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

May 7, 2018

Neuroscience major Allen Chen ’19 and biology major Audrey Goldfarb ’19 are the University’s 2018 recipients of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.

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