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Charlisa Goodlet: An advocate for diversity, community

Charlisa Goodlet: An advocate for diversity, community

May 3, 2017

Goodlet graduates with a degree in political science and African-American studies. “We know that the number of minority students going into faculty work is low, so how can we get students of color to actually pursue the pipeline of becoming a faculty member?”

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Crystal Colon: Finding a passion for education

Crystal Colon: Finding a passion for education

May 3, 2017

Colon will pursue her master’s degree in teaching and curriculum as she works to become a high school English teacher. “Younger students need to see that there are people who went through the city school district who are minorities and are now in college and accomplishing things,” she says. “They can do it as well.”

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Sam Borst-Smith: Excelling on the court

Sam Borst-Smith: Excelling on the court

May 3, 2017

After graduating with a degree in English—and earning social media fame for his viral buzzer-beating shot—Borst-Smith will be playing basketball professionally in Europe, something he says is both “exciting and nerve-wracking.”

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A laughing matter: students form comedy club

A laughing matter: students form comedy club

May 3, 2017

Karan Arul ’17 and Ali Hashim ’18 are standing up for comedy as cofounders and copresidents of UR Standup Comedy, officially certified by the Students’ Association last fall and already counting 40 members.

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A night to write

A night to write

May 1, 2017

May 1 marks the third annual UR Night to Write. Writing consultants, tutors, and research librarians are on hand at Rush Rhees Library to help answer student questions or share strategies if a writer feels stuck.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Dandelion Day 2017

PHOTO GALLERY: Dandelion Day 2017

April 30, 2017

Dandelion Day, Rochester’s annual celebration of the arrival of spring, was greeted with warmth, sunshine, fun and plenty of food.

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134 University undergraduates named Phi Beta Kappa

134 University undergraduates named Phi Beta Kappa

April 28, 2017

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa invites for induction the most outstanding students at America’s leading colleges and universities. Membership is by invitation only, and students are selected by faculty members who are members of the society.

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Green Days: River Campus marks EarthFest 2017

Green Days: River Campus marks EarthFest 2017

April 27, 2017

Students, faculty, and staff marked the 20th anniversary of EarthFest—and the third at the University—with a series of events last week designed to celebrate the beauty of nature and to promote a sustainable future.

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QuadCast: Graduating sisters overcome poverty, racism

QuadCast: Graduating sisters overcome poverty, racism

April 26, 2017

Egyptian-born sisters Yasmin and Ayaa Elgoharry came to the U.S. aged seven and 11. Having nearly dropped out of high school, they are now each graduating with a master’s in educational leadership from the Warner School of Education.

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Top University students to be honored at annual Student Life Awards

Top University students to be honored at annual Student Life Awards

April 20, 2017

The awards, also known as “the Rockys,” are divided into Individual Leadership Awards and Student Organization and Programming Awards. Students are nominated by faculty, staff, and peers.

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