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Purpose and Grit
September 2, 2016

Note: The following is a transcript of remarks given at the 2016 President's Address to the Community. 

It has been a short but great summer. Really short. Really, really short.  It seems like RIT starts earlier with each passing academic year. Makes you wonder who is in charge of the academic calendar … oh, wait! …

The good news is that this is a summer of Olympics. We have been entertained with the vast array of different sports, records that were broken, and the stories behind the stories.  And then there are the athletes - like Simone Manuel, Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, or Ibtihaj Mohammed - with their incredible dedication, persistence, and passion.

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