Also known as “the Rockys,” these awards recognize undergraduates who have significantly and positively impacted the University or surrounding community through service to others, investment of talent and time, and pursuit of excellence.
The highly competitive program was established in 2005 and is sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service, Germany’s publicly funded but independent organization of higher education institutions.
They have coaches, travel extensively during the year, and compete in national and local tournaments. So it made sense that Debate Union — an academic team with needs like those of varsity athletics — found a new home under the aegis of the Department of Athletics and Recreation.
Fatima Bawany ’16, Aaron Schaffer ’16, and Saralinda Schell ’19 have each won scholarships from the highly competitive State Department program for advanced language study overseas this summer.
When the new student union opened on the River Campus on April 4, 1976, the building’s famed architect offered a vision to match his grand design. “It will be a place to be, and a place to remember,” the legendary I.M. Pei predicted. Forty years later, the building, Wilson Commons, has become a centerpiece of campus life.
A sophomore and freshman at the University of Rochester hope to encourage a new generation of their fellow Rwandans to remember the lessons of their country’s horrific genocide two decades ago.
For many college-age women, the idea of birth and pregnancy is a remote concept to be thought of much further down along the line. But for SeQuoia Kemp ’16, the labor room is like a second home. The Health, Policy, and Society major is a doula, a trained birthing coach who helps women in labor have an easier and less stressful birth experience.