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Campaign aims to raise awareness about racism

Campaign aims to raise awareness about racism

March 18, 2016

For Rochester students like Justin Delinois ’19 the sentiments captured in a University-wide effort to combat racism on campus are more than just four words that fit on a T-shirt.

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University announces tuition, financial aid increases for 2016-17

March 17, 2016

Tuition for University of Rochester undergraduates in The College will rise 3.8 percent to $49,260 in the 2016-17 academic year, with the commitment to undergraduate financial aid increasing 13.5 percent to $122.2 million.

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President Seligman to hold Witmer Professorship

President Seligman to hold Witmer Professorship

March 14, 2016

The Witmers’ decision to create the endowed professorship is rooted in a desire to help provide a strong finish for The Meliora Challenge, which has raised more than $1.3 billion and ends on June 30.

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Simon Business School receives $20 million gift commitment

Simon Business School receives $20 million gift commitment

March 10, 2016

The $20 million deferred commitment will provide unrestricted support for the Simon Business School’s mission and will help ensure the professional success of future Simon students and alumni.

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New website to connect veterans with University jobs

New website to connect veterans with University jobs

March 4, 2016

University veterans were recognized for their military service and pinned with a new “Veteran Rocky” lapel pin at an event marking the launch of a new online resource.

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University seeks to raise $1.5 million for United Way

University seeks to raise $1.5 million for United Way

March 3, 2016

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University honored with Tree Campus USA recognition

University honored with Tree Campus USA recognition

February 23, 2016

With its more than 1,400 trees of 116 different species, the University has again been named a Tree Campus USA institution for the sixth straight year, the Arbor Day Foundation has announced.

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Charles Augustus Thompson, Class of 1891

Charles Augustus Thompson, Class of 1891

February 23, 2016

Charles Augustus Thompson is believed to be the first African-American graduate of the University. While a student at Rochester, he immersed himself in a mix of science (physics, chemistry, physiology) and liberal arts (Roman law, rhetoric, and four languages).

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Happy birthday, Sue B.

Happy birthday, Sue B.

February 15, 2016

February 15 marks the 196th birthday of American civil rights and social justice leader, Susan B. Anthony. In 1900, Anthony led the fundraising campaign to secure the admission of women to the University, and pledged her own life insurance policy in order to meet the deadline.

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University receives $2.5 million HECap grant for Frederick Douglass Building renovations

University receives $2.5 million HECap grant for Frederick Douglass Building renovations

February 8, 2016

With over 250 student groups on campus, the reconfigured and more flexible spaces will allow groups to host speakers, programs, and other activities organized for and by students. Work will be done in phases and expected to be complete by August 2016.

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