The administration frequently requests feedback from the SA on room and building renovations. Based on these meetings, discussions, and comments from students, we’ve compiled a renovations checklist to streamline this feedback mechanisms and make sure the SA is all in the same page. The checklist was endorsed by the Senate and will be sent to the necessary administrators. [...]
In the past year, the College has commissioned two Committees, the Educational Technology Committee and Experiential Learning Committee, to explore the development of undergraduate academics at the University of Rochester. In their reports, these committees have laid out various steps that can be taken to improve our academic experience.
The SA Government, in its capacity as an advocate of the student body, has drafted its own report to respond to these ideas and to encourage action on specific initiatives. In short, we believe that advising, mentorship, and student involvement are key priorities for the improvement of academics in the near future. [...]
The representative from the Times Topic will be coming on April 24th from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons to talk about the Times Topic and our online resources! The Times Topic is a resource provided by the New York Times:
“Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on topics ranging from A M Castle & Company to Zyuganov, Gennadi A. This treasure trove is available without charge on articles going back to 1981.
She will be highlighting some useful ways to utilize these and other newspapers we offer. You can stay for the whole time or stop by when you have a few minutes. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the FREE resources available to you through the New York Times!
This year’s Undergraduate Research Exposition (URE) will take place on April 19th from 12:30-4pm. Come see the amazing academic work done by members of the undergraduate community!
The expo will start with a Symposium at four separate locations on campus (refer to URE website). Students will then present their research at the poster presentation fair from 2:00-3:45pm in the Welles Brown and Hawkins Carlson rooms. Finally, students will be presenting Professor of the Year awards at around 3:45pm.
For more information, look to the Office of Undergraduate Research website at http://www.rochester.edu/college/ugresearch/expodetails.html
Here is a report of the work done by the Projects & Services Committee this past year. The Projects & Services Committee works to enhance all aspects of student life and the campus environment through assessment and improvement of programs and policies, as well as through oversight of various departments. In addition, the committee is tasked with the maintenance of various SA initiatives.
The report considers topics such as:
- Collegiate Readership Program
- Information Technology
- Student Space
- and Wellness
Click on the image below to view the full report. [...]
Hillside will now be open until 3am every night — even on weekends!
You wanted later weekend hours for Hillside? You got ‘em! We’ve decreased the underused hours during the week in order to extend weekend operations until 3am without taking any more money out of your pocket.
M-F | 7:30am – 3am
Sat-Sun | Noon – 3am
Starbucks will now be open until 1am on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights!
In conjunction with Dining Services, WCSA and the college, the SA happily announces that Starbucks will now be open until 1am on weekends, offering more late-night dining options. The full menu will be available until closing including sandwiches and espresso.
This semester there were two big changes to the meal plans.
- More students have the opportunity to choose all-declining plans, but this means that they will no longer be dollar-for-dollar.
- Freshmen are the only students required to be on a non-declining plan, but their choices have been expanded to include a higher-declining block option.
These changes were made after numerous open meetings with the SA, Dining Services, and Dining Committee incorporating substantial student feedback. Students wanted more declining options and upperclassmen flexibility, and we delivered those changes. [...]
Heading home for Thanksgiving Break? SA Government can help get you there! Save time and money by taking advantage of one of our great transportation options.
Traveling to the airport or Amtrak station? The Projects & Services Committee has arranged for shuttles between Southside, Tower, and Rush Rhees Library to the airport and Amtrak station on Wednesday, November 21 and Sunday, November 25. Check out the full schedule for specific times. If you have any questions or problems with the service, contact Co-Chair Sonja Page at email@example.com or 978.290.0224.
My Bus Home will arrange one-way and round trip transportation in private, fully insured motor coach buses with restrooms, DVD and Wi-Fi. The buses pick up on campus and go to/from a central location in: Easton, PA; Bridgewater, NJ; New York City, NY (Penn Station); Ludlow, MA and Newton, MA.
Looking to catch a ride to your hometown with another student? Offer or request a ride on the SA Roadtrip Ride Board! The Ride Board makes it easy to coordinate carpools between Rochester students, saving you money along the way!
The New York Times will have 24 hour digital passes that starts Friday, November 16 at 9 a.m. to gain full access to the Times’ website visit the NYT Website and login with your Rochester email address. There are only 95 passes available a day!