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RIT gives back

Faculty, staff and students find creative ways to become valuable community partners

By Greg Livadas

On Friday mornings, RIT lacrosse player Patrick McMullan isn’t 
exercising in the weight room, doing his homework or even sleeping in. Instead, he’s on the floor in a Rochester elementary school classroom, reading to, making crafts with and doing puzzles with energetic youngsters.

“I think it’s a great way to start the weekend,” said McMullan, a third-year biomedical sciences major from Easton, ... (more)

On a roll

Longboarding grows in 
popularity on campus

thumbnail imageBy Krista Bellardo

If you take a walk around campus, you are almost guaranteed to have a longboarder or two whiz past you. The trend has taken off at RIT and college campuses nationwide as a cool and efficient form of transportation.

For many students, like Emily Himmelwright, part of longboarding’s 
appeal is how quickly one can get from point A to point B. Himmelwright, ... (more)

The sky’s the limit

RIT becomes part of national plans to improve use of unmanned aircraft systems

thumbnail imageBy Michelle Cometa

Ever since Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos suggested using drones to deliver packages 
to customers, discussions about the 
possible uses of unmanned aircraft 
have taken a new flight path. 

He might have easily been dismissed 
as a dreamer or an opportunist. But Bezos’ announcement prompted a shift in thinking about unmanned aircraft systems from flights-of-fancy to real possibilities such as crop surveying, ... (more)

Sandra Johnson begins tenure as student affairs leader July 1

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Sandra “Sandy” Johnson says that her nearly 25 years as a professional in higher education has afforded her the privilege of giving back. She recently spoke with University News communication specialist Scott Bureau about beginning her next chapter at RIT as senior vice president for student affairs. 

Question: Tell us about yourself.

Answer: I’ll use an example from the series “This ... (more)