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University acquires newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters

University acquires newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters

August 26, 2014

94 years ago today — August 26, 1920 — with the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment, women won the right to vote. Now, a newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters will help show how. The letters were written by Anthony to her “most cherished young lieutenant” Rachel Foster Avery. Acquired last week by River Campus Libraries, the historic collection will help bring to life the suffrage movement through the eyes of two of its most important members.

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University ranked among top ten ‘Best Colleges for Food’

University ranked among top ten ‘Best Colleges for Food’

August 14, 2014

The University’s dining services has been ranked 6th on the 2014 list of 75 Best Colleges for Food by the online publication The Daily Meal. In addition to the quality of the food, the rankings were determined by the “food scene of the surrounding area,” as well as nutrition, sustainability, accessibility, events, uniqueness, and “the overall quality of the dining experience.”

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Beyond Rochester’s ’64 riots

Beyond Rochester’s ’64 riots

July 24, 2014

July 24 marks the 50th anniversary of the race riots that rocked the city of Rochester in the summer of 1964. A new exhibit in Rush Rhees Library, “Beyond Rochester’s ’64 Riots: 50 Years Seeking to Make One City Out of Two,” showcases a balance of the past and the present-day, in search of a fresh perspective on ways to move our community forward.

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NAACP president to deliver MLK Address

NAACP president to deliver MLK Address

January 23, 2014

The youngest president in the NAACP’s history, Benjamin Jealous’ address will draw on the tradition of leadership.

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‘Thanks a Billion!’

‘Thanks a Billion!’

November 20, 2013

As the Meliora Challenge Campaign pushes past this historic mark, the University joins a group of 29 private U.S. colleges and universities to exceed $1 billion.

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Groundbreaking Digs In for College Town

Groundbreaking Digs In for College Town

May 2, 2013

The $100 million project at the intersection of Mt. Hope and Elmwood avenues has been a vision for local community partners since 2008.

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Steven Chu to Address College

Steven Chu to Address College

February 28, 2013

Steven Chu ’70 will deliver the 163rd College commencement address at the University of Rochester on Sunday, May 19.

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