In an effort to increase awareness of and participation in the democratic process, the University of Rochester’s Committee for Political Engagement (CPE) held a two-day photo shoot on October 28-29 called #TurnOutForWhat to document and share photos of Rochester students, faculty, and staff identifying what issues compel them to vote.
Traveling almost 5,000 miles away from his home in Waianae, Hawaii, freshman and Film and Media Studies major Isaiah Pule brings with him a passion for movies and a penchant for overseas navigation.
Sam Gemar will be coming to campus to give a brief public lecture about the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) and his time with NASA. He will also present William Green ’16 with a $10,000 scholarship on behalf of ASF.
Sponsored by the University of Rochester’s Ballroom Dancing Club, the event will include a string quartet of Eastman School musicians, a local Rochester dance troupe, and the Argentinian tango club.
The performance will feature works by Bruno Mars, Avicii, Queen, and Blue Oyster Cult. Costumes are optional; the audience will be treated to special effects and a party atmosphere worthy of the Halloween season.
Chicago native Vic Mensa is an independent rap artist who recently began a solo career after the breakup of his rap-rock band Kids These Days. Asher Roth is best known for his hit single “I Love College”, which reached number 12 on the US Billboard Music Charts.
Comedians Ron Funches, Nick Vatterott, and Michael Ian Black will perform this weekend for students and the Rochester community as part of Yellowjacket Weekend, which celebrates the start of the academic year.