Profiles

Women Mean Business draws the curtain on discrimination in music

“I want to get to a place where female composers are regular instead of some special rare thing, where it’s not even a second thought.”

UR senior ‘ready to battle’ in ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Schlageter built a ninja course in his backyard when he was 14 to prepare. “I would set myself really difficult challenges — things I could not do." He added, “It’s just a matter of repeatedly failing — trying to figure out what went wrong that time and making adjustments. I know that I can do it because it’s doable.”

Hector Carvajal, from high school dropout to campus leader

With a social venture dedicated to education equity,  an increasing role in student organizations, and an inspiring story, junior Hector Carvajal, once a high school dropout, is a new leader on our campus.

College Republicans’ president blurs party lines

His favorite recent president is Bill Clinton, and his favorite president ever is Lyndon B. Johnson. He is also pro-immigration (“literally open borders”), pro-choice, and a supporter of a large welfare state.

UR senior plays key role in water filter startup

Miqdad is the Business Development Executive at the startup PakVitae, valued at $150 million. It has developed a $30 filter designed to provide clean drinking water free of water-borne bacteria, viruses, and contaminants.

Cayley Hallahan, after open-heart surgery, will bike across America

After her graduation this May and two years after the heart surgery, Hallahan plans to bike across America, a 4,000+ mile journey from Baltimore to San Francisco.

Colleen Raimond: UR’s resource for all things LGBTQ+

Directing people in need to useful resources is a crucial aspect of Raimond’s role, one that has become important at a time when the social and legal landscape surrounding LGBTQ issues has become uncertain.

He was a star UR soccer player. Now he’s a pro Johnny Depp impersonator.

“It’s liberating to go from working in HR during the week, making sure people are respecting each other, and then getting to be a lusty pirate on the weekends."

The faces behind Dining Services

A simple transfer of a card is, for some students, the most personal connection made with Dining Services employees.

Campus Underdogs: Isabel Miller

When senior Isabel Miller realized she could combine her passion and her studies to improve her campus, she let nothing get in her way.