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Teaching hard work, drive, responsibility is coach’s passion

thumbnail imageBy Steve Jaynes

Over the past four years, Jake Coon has transformed the RIT men’s lacrosse program into a perennial national powerhouse. Sixty-eight wins, a trip to the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship Game and the current No. 1 ranking is proof
of that. But it’s Coon’s no-nonsense 
mentality and work ethic that has the 
lasting impact.

“Coach Coon has had a hand in shaping ... (more)

New workspace enables provost to ‘get vertical’

thumbnail imageBy Rich Kiley

Are you sitting down as you read this? New research shows that sitting for most of the day can not only cause aches and pains, it could very well be more harmful to your health. In fact, one Popular Science article proclaims “sitting is the new smoking.”

When Jeremy Haefner, RIT’s provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, felt that his ... (more)

A fulfilling career in higher education tops Joel Frater’s agenda

thumbnail imageBy Krista Bellardo

Joel Frater, assistant provost for diversity and associate professor at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, has considered himself a student of higher education since he entered college as a teenager. Which is why when the opportunity to be part of the American Council on Education Fellows Program presented itself, he simply couldn’t refuse.

The Fellows Program, established in ... (more)

App contest encourages community involvement

thumbnail imageBy Ellen Rosen

Jennifer Kotler has plans for a game to teach children about nutrition. Kotler, a fourth-year medical illustration major from Merrick, N.Y., is participating in the AT&T Rochester Civic App Challenge, a two-month virtual hackathon that wraps up in late April.

Technology giant AT&T, supported by RIT and assisted by Digital Rochester, High Tech Rochester and Hack Upstate, launched the challenge in which ... (more)