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Social Media on Campus

(September 30 2011) Written by: Alissa Anderson in Life After RIT, Study Abroad

With the growth of smartphone popularity in today’s society, the RIT campus has seen significant changes in the use of Social Medias...
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#GETDIRTY at RIT Mud Tug 2011

(September 27 2011) Written by: Alissa Anderson in Clubs, Fraternity / Sorority Life, Life After RIT, Student Life, Women at RIT

Photo: Aaron Thomas This weekend was the 16th Annual Mud Tug hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha and Phi Kappa Psi.  Mud Tug is...
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(Video Blog) RIT Club Fair 2011

(September 14 2011) Written by: Alissa Anderson in Clubs

Last week RIT welcomed over 2500 new students to campus - to introduce the student body to campus, students participated in orientation...
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Dream Big: RIT Convocation

(September 05 2011) Written by: Alissa Anderson in Academic Calendar, Advising & Support, Alumni, Life After RIT, Orientation, Student Life, Women at RIT

Last week students were welcomed to campus during the traditional “RIT Tiger Walk” and Convocation ceremonies. The Tiger Walk consists of a...
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WOW: Week of Welcome

(August 25 2011) Written by: Alissa Anderson in Academic Calendar, Clubs, Life After RIT, Orientation

Next week campus will be ushering in a new class of first year students and gearing up for the annual WOW: Week...
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Freshmen Move-In Day

(August 24 2011) Written by: Alissa Anderson in Academic Calendar, Life After RIT, Orientation, Residence Life, Women at RIT

It is about that time of year again: FRESHEMEN MOVE-IN DAY. Arguably the best day of your college experience you never want...
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The Bucket List

(August 16 2011) Written by: Alissa Anderson in Co-op, Rochester & Monroe County, Women at RIT

To those going on coop in an unfamiliar city: my advice to you is to construct a bucket list of local attractions...
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(Video Blog) Attention GCCIS Students: Check out the Google Wallet

(August 03 2011) Written by: Alissa Anderson in Innovation, Majors & Minors, Rochester & Monroe County, Student Life, Women at RIT

Hey everyone, I am currently recording from Burlington Vermont. I just finished my commute home from the office. I was listening to...
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Attention GCCIS Students: Check out the Google Wallet (Video Blog)

(August 03 2011) Added by: Alissa Anderson

Hey everyone, I am currently recording from Burlington Vermont. I just finished my commute home from the office. I was listening to the radio and they were talking about the current Google homepage.
If you go to google.com you will notice that below the search bar there is a link to Google’s latest addition to the android market. That being a phone with capabilities of connecting you to your Google Wallet. The Google wallet being a virtual access point to you bank account, credit card, or Google gift card if you do not have the services they request. I thought this was a really cool idea. This gives people the ability to not carry any money, not carry their credit cards, just walk into any store, swipe your smartphone and pay for your goods.
I thought that was really awesome so I immediately went home to see if this would work in Burlington, VT. Burlington of course not being the biggest tech center, it is known for bicycles and organic food, I thought it was going to be very strange if this service was offered in the area… In fact it was actually accepted at a lot of gas stations in town. I then decided to look at my hometown, Albany New York….though that was little more tech savvy. And in fact it is, not only gas stations but also Rite Aid, CVS, and other convenience stores will accept the phone. I then looked into Rochester New York, home to RIT where we will all be this fall. In addition to the gas stations and the convenient stores I mentioned earlier, several retailers will also accept your phone – one being New York and Company, located in the Market Place Mall, which I found really surprising. If any girls are thinking about shopping in Rochester before you go back to school there will be no credit card required you can just use your smartphone and swipe away while you shop.

I did think this was a really cool idea and wanted to share it with everyone. To all those in GCCIS shout out to you. Anyone in a computer science major: I think this is really cool for your majors, for where your industry is heading. Hopefully one of you can figure out how to connect our student ID cards to our smartphones so next year we can just swipe our phones rather then those cards. That would be really cool, think about that, work on that before you get to campus. Thanks Guys!