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International Prospective Student [Oct. 22nd, 2008|04:02 pm]
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I’m a prospective student from South Africa. I graduated from high school last year and then took a gap year. My family is planning to move to America and we’re considering Rochester.


I’ve been researching Universities in Northern America and my favorite so far is the University of Toronto, Canada. I want to study Anthropology and I really like what I’ve heard so far about the cultural diversity at Toronto, but I’m taking Rochester into consideration as well.


I have a few questions and would greatly appreciate it if someone could take the time to answer them.


1.)    A few people have posted comments that give me the idea that Rochester is rather conservative, is this true?

2.)    How is Rochester towards international students? And gay students?

3.)    Are there any South African students at Rochester?

4.)    What’s the Anthropology program like?

5.)    What’s the deal with the no cars rule for 1st years? Are they actually allowed to do that?

6.)    What’s the crime rate like?

7.)    Are the libraries any good? Are there at least a few great bookstores?


Thanks in advance.



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Mini-fridge for sale, $50 [Oct. 20th, 2008|01:16 pm]
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Mini-fridge for sale, $50Collapse )
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Stephen Colbert Ticket Switch [Oct. 9th, 2008|09:35 pm]
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I have a 7:30pm ticket for Stephen Colbert, but I'd rather go to the 10pm show with my friends if anyone can swap tickets with me.
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Colbert [Oct. 8th, 2008|12:23 am]
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It's a last-second request... and it's on the off-chance... but did anybody out there buy tickets to see Stephen Colbert and then somehow become unable to use them? Because I'll buy a few.

Just asking.

Just in case.
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Anonymous Confession Board [Sep. 5th, 2008|02:20 pm]
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I thought you guys might like this:

Rochester Anonymous Confession Board.

Basically, it's a discussion board where you can talk about anything you want anonymously. My friend is from JHU and they have the same thing there, thought you guys might like to check it out.
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Bus to Strong Memorial Hospital [Aug. 23rd, 2008|12:07 am]
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I'm a junior-to-be who will be taking microbiology courses in the medical center this fall. Unfortunately, that means leaving River Campus almost everyday to go to Strong Memorial Hospital. I know my microbiology class is in room 2-6500ish, which is most accessible by the entrance that reads "School of Medicine and Dentistry" (the one near the Arthur Kornberg research center). Anyone know a bus that'll take me there?

Thanks in advance.
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Survey [Jun. 23rd, 2008|01:17 pm]
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Please take my survey "Attitudes towards nonsexist language in the U.S.".

It'll take you 5 -10 minutes and you'd really be helping me out with my research.

Feel free to spread the link. Thank you!
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Housing at RIT [Jun. 13th, 2008|11:03 am]
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Hi there!

I'm going to study to the RIT next Fall to the end of Winter, and I'm currently looking for an appartment. I've visited the Housing Connection website but nobody seems alive outhere, no one is responding to my email...
Do you know where i can easily find a place to live at RIT?

I would like to share a room with a girl or be at  a UC place , it would be perfect ;)

Please let me know :)
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(no subject) [May. 28th, 2008|02:14 pm]
University of Rochester

Hi everyone!

I'm a transfer student entering as a Junior.  I'll probably be housed in either Southside or Riverview.

Are there any specific things that I need to bring in order to live comfortably?  Aside from the basics, of course.

I should add that this is my first time living in a residence hall so any help is appreciated.

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Summer Course: PHY 100 [Feb. 24th, 2008|05:39 pm]
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[Current Music |"The Way We Get By" - Spoon]

Hey, guys, if you're going to be (or looking for a reason to be) in Rochester this summer, you should consider taking Physics 100! I know the professor and he's really great, so I'd highly recommend a class with him. It's not overly technical or mathematical, and you can use it for a bunch of natural sciences clusters!

This Summer 2008, the Physics Department has added Physics 100: Nature of the Physical World to their Session A (May 19 - June 27) offerings.

Nature of the Physical World (CRN: 19393) is an intro-level course for students without experience/expertise in the physical sciences. The purpose of the course is to advise non-science majors on how to think critically and sequentially about current science-related debates and controversies while learning general physical principles in the process. The course's focus will be on using examples from recent events and topics of interest to learn about how techniques from physics can be applied to problems of everyday interest.

Topics may include: Efficiency of biofuels with respect to traditional fuels, energy and environmental impacts of recycling, and efficiency of food production.
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