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‘It broke our hearts’: Honoring alumni on Memorial Day

‘It broke our hearts’: Honoring alumni on Memorial Day

May 23, 2019

Members of the University of Rochester community have been part of  the US armed forces almost since the school was founded in 1850. And many have paid the ultimate price.

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‘I’ve got to do something for Uncle Sam’

‘I’ve got to do something for Uncle Sam’

November 8, 2018

More than 800 alumni, students, and faculty served during World War I. To mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, here are a few of their stories.

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Making the move from the military to the University

Making the move from the military to the University

November 7, 2018

Rochester is currently ranked 13th by US News and World Report in its list of best colleges for veterans. As Veterans Day approaches, six University students from each of the branches of the armed services share their stories of moving from the military to the classroom.

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Honoring fallen alumni, faculty on Memorial Day

Honoring fallen alumni, faculty on Memorial Day

May 24, 2018

Members of the University community have served in wartime since the Civil War, and many have paid the ultimate sacrifice. We remember five here: from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

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Veterans Alliance offers fellowship, structure

Veterans Alliance offers fellowship, structure

November 9, 2017

Created in 2013, the group is open to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni who are active duty military or veterans, and provides events and resources throughout the year. This Veterans Day weekend, the group will host the annual Military Appreciation Football Game.

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Honoring fallen students, alumni this Memorial Day

Honoring fallen students, alumni this Memorial Day

May 25, 2017

Since shortly after the University was founded in 1850, its students and alumni have served in wartime. Some have paid the ultimate price, and their legacies are etched into the walls, the memorials, and the fabric of everyday life at the University.

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Bringing recognition to forgotten group of women veterans

Bringing recognition to forgotten group of women veterans

May 27, 2016

Tiffany Miller ’00 and her family worked for years to overturn a ruling that prohibited World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots—known as WASPs—from being buried at Arlington National Cemetery. President Barack Obama signed their bill into law last week.

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Transgender military veterans at greater risk of suicide

Transgender military veterans at greater risk of suicide

December 28, 2014

Based on data gathered from the VA National Patient Care Database from 2000-2009, researchers determined that while the suicide death rate among veterans with transgender-related diagnoses was higher than for veterans in general, it was similar to the suicide death rate for veterans with serious mental illness such as depression or schizophrenia.

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Salute to University’s veterans

Salute to University’s veterans

November 10, 2014

Financial economics major Mark Constable ’16 is one of more than 80 military veterans currently enrolled as students at the University. This Veterans Day, we recognize and honor the commitment of our students, faculty, and staff who serve or have served in our nation’s armed services, and share just a few of their stories.

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Veteran and Military Family Services Office opens

Veteran and Military Family Services Office opens

November 6, 2014

There has been a 50% increase in the number of veteran students enrolled at the University since 2010. To better serve those students, and the family members of veterans, the University will celebrate the opening of the new Veteran and Military Family Services Office this Veterans Day.

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