Tagged - Alumni

UR alumnus brings new life to Tin Roof

After graduating in 2019, Chitaphong never imagined he'd go on to run Tin Roof, a popular bar near campus. Although it wasn't easy learning to run a business in the midst of the pandemic, Chitaphong has a vision for Tin Roof - making it the best time for as many people possible.

UR alum and mayoral candidate Malik Evans encourages UR students to make a difference through politics

For months, protestors have been calling for Mayor Lovely Warren to be replaced, and Rochester City Council Member and UR alum Malik Evans ’02 is her main competitor. Although Evans reveals he too is "turned off by politics," he encourages UR students still consider how they can make a difference through political participation.

Carillon concert commemorates COVID-19 tragedies

For the past week, the bells at the top of Rush Rhees were rung in memory of alumni who lost their lives due to COVID-19. 

From the Archives: Shirley Jackson’s mysterious time at UR

While not enough to add her to Wikipedia’s notable alum, Jackson’s time at UR was significant and depressing enough to inspire many elements of her novel, “Hangsaman.”

PA Attorney General reflects on his time at UR

But after deciding against pre-med and getting cut from the basketball team, Shapiro decided to try out student government, spending his first year as a senator. That spring, “when they were taking nominations for president, I said ‘you know what, I love this school, I care deeply about these issues [...] I’ll give it a shot.’”

Arthur Satz: Visionary of the humanities

Earlier this month, UR announced the largest-ever endowed gift for the Humanities from alum Arthur Satz ‘51. Satz, who passed away two years ago at 89 years old, left the gift through his estate.

Activism stands strong in UR alumni discussions

On Oct. 5, during Meliora Weekend, alumni came to the Sloan Auditorium for a panel discussion on “Campus Activism as…

Economics now a STEM major thanks to two alumni

Is Economics a STEM major? It is now, according to UR — which might make all the difference for international…

Alumnus discusses the cost of being black in America

“Why are people of color in America unable to accumulate wealth and pass it on to further generations?” asked Rochester, referring to how African-Americans own only about 2 percent of American wealth.

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."