Spread the Word to End the Word is a national movement to end the demeaning use of the words “retard” and “retarded.” On March 4, the movement’s national day of awareness, several events will occur around campus and throughout the Medical Center to support the campaign.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Students’ Association members will be on hand in Wilson Commons to launch the University’s “It’s On Us” campaign, a national effort to raise awareness about sexual violence in all of its forms.
Computer science major Francis Hinson ’16 says that chess is a game in which players improve through study, not just repeated play. His start-up, Chesscademy, which he founded with two other students, aims to make such instruction readily available and fun. (Photo: Josh Edelson/AP Images for Rochester Review)
Stacey Fisher, assistant director for Wilson Commons student activities, was recently awarded the Joseph H. Benedict Award by the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), an international organization for university union and student activities professionals.
Stigma and taboo can keep individuals suffering from mental illness from getting help. The University’s chapter of Active Minds hosts a variety of events to encourage a dialogue about mental health and to combat misconceptions about common mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
Financial economics major Mark Constable ’16 is one of more than 80 military veterans currently enrolled as students at the University. This Veterans Day, we recognize and honor the commitment of our students, faculty, and staff who serve or have served in our nation’s armed services, and share just a few of their stories.
Trustee Cathy Minehan and her husband, Jerry Corrigan, have committed an additional $1 million to support the scholarship they established in 2004. The scholarship provides assistance for students in the School of Arts & Sciences with significant financial need, and preference is given to underrepresented minorities, athletes in good academic standing, and those pursuing research in the social sciences.
There has been a 50% increase in the number of veteran students enrolled at the University since 2010. To better serve those students, and the family members of veterans, the University will celebrate the opening of the new Veteran and Military Family Services Office this Veterans Day.