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Less than a decade after graduating, alumnus Austin McChord, founder and CEO of the widely acclaimed technology company Datto Inc., returned to campus today to give the commencement speech to some 3,500 graduates, including 32 students who earned Ph.D.s. more »

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RIT alumnus and Datto CEO addresses graduates Read the full text of keynote speaker Austin McChord’s commencement address. McChord, a 2009 RIT alumnus, is founder and CEO of Datto Inc, a billion-dollar company that backs up and restores data. more »

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President Destler delivers final commencement speech Read the full text of President Bill Destler’s commencement address. Destler is retiring at the end of June after 10 years as RIT’s president. more »

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RIT honors criminal justice majors

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RIT's Department of Criminal Justice and Center for Public Safety Initiatives hosted the Senior Luncheon and Recognition Celebration on Friday.


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RIT’s Class of 2017 included a record number of 44 students from the diagnostic medical sonography program in the College of Health Sciences and Technology.

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