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RIT welcomes the largest-ever class of Destler-Johnson City Scholars Aug. 28
Rochester Institute of Technology will welcome the eighth class of Destler-Johnson City Scholars at a ceremony at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at Liberty Hill, located at 2201 Lehigh Station Road, Henrietta. This will be the largest class of scholars in the program's history, composed of 32 students from East, Edison, Franklin,... READ MORE »
RIT welcomes its most diverse freshman class ever
The 2,800 first-year students about to enter RIT are a talented group and the most diverse class in the university's 188-year history. The entering class was selected from a record more than 20,500 applications. The class boasts strong academic credentials: a mean high school grade point average of 92, a mean SAT score... READ MORE »
A family first: Graduating from college
Thousands of RIT students took the stage in the Gordon Field House in May to receive recognition as their status shifted from college student to college graduate. For Leah Bockhahn, Muhammad Ibraheem and Shantel Forrest, crossing that stage had an even deeper meaning. They became the first in their families to graduate... READ MORE »
Princeton Review names RIT among best colleges
Rochester Institute of Technology is considered one of the nation's best universities for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2018 edition of its annual book The Best 382 Colleges. According to a summary of student comments, RIT is an "academic stalwart (that)... READ MORE »
RIT/NTID names Student Life Team director
Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has named Marvin "Tim" Albert of Columbus, Ohio, as director of the college's Student Life Team. Albert has... READ MORE »
RIT/NTID names first director of diversity and inclusion
Stephanie Smith Albert has been named the first director of diversity and inclusion at Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Albert has more than... READ MORE »
RIT hosts largest number of NSF undergraduate research programs in New York
Rochester Institute of Technology leads universities in New York with seven federally funded summer research programs for undergraduate students, according to the National Science Foundation. "This reflects RIT's emergence as a student-centered research university, made possible by faculty from diverse disciplines," said David Bond, director of RIT's Sponsored Research Services. "REU sites... READ MORE »
RIT receives $1M to promote diversity among science majors
Rochester Institute of Technology has been awarded $1 million from a private philanthropy to increase diversity and inclusivity among undergraduate science majors and develop a strategy for supporting their success. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Inclusive Excellence Initiative is a five-year science education grant to develop future scientists reflecting the nation's diversity.... READ MORE »
Scott Franklin receives 2017 Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Faculty Pluralism Award
Scott Franklin, professor at Rochester Institute of Technology and director of the Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Evaluation (CASTLE), won the 2017 Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Faculty Pluralism Award. The award is given to a faculty member at RIT for his or her commitment to diversity and inclusion at... READ MORE »
Outstanding students, faculty and alumni recognized at Division of Diversity and Inclusion's Celebration of Excellence
The Rochester Institute of Technology community gathered to celebrate some of the university's greatest proponents of diversity and inclusion at A Celebration of Excellence on May 3. The Division of Diversity & Inclusion hosted the inaugural award ceremony and presented Beacon Awards to three students-Maria Smith, Rashik Sikder and Brendan John-as well... READ MORE »