The University’s Habitat for Humanity chapter is working to sponsor a house by the end of the year.
From The Buzz: The University’s new anti-racism campaign working group will launch a student video contest featuring the theme, “We’re Better Than That.”
Mack Montague nailed a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in overtime after teammate Sam Borst-Smith intentionally missed a free throw, giving the Yellowjackets a wild 77-76 win over 21st-ranked Chicago. Video of the shot has been posted and tweeted and retweeted thousands of times, making in on the ESPN’s Top Ten plays of the day.
Biomedical engineering major Omar Soufan ’17 has set up a rehabilitation center and clinic in Lebanon that now sees 15 patients a day.
Five graduating seniors were honored for their service this year in local organizations serving needs ranging from at-risk youth to community schooling.
Comedian B.J. Novak, best known for his role on The Office where he also served as a writer and producer, headlines Winterfest on Saturday, Jan. 30.
A company run by four seniors has reached the final 32 of Student Startup Madness, a national collegiate competition for digital media startups. More than 100 teams applied.
The company is called “thinc.” and features a website that displays the front pages of college newspapers across the country.
Jintian “Jay” Li, a 2012 University of Rochester graduate, is part of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars, established “to prepare the next generation of global leaders.”