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George H.W. Bush addresses RIT Class of 1997

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On May 23, 1997, RIT’s 112th commencement ceremony was highlighted by a visit from the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush.

The former president spoke before an overflow crowd of about 7,000, whom he told “to take risks, to dream and not to fear failure.” Bush was awarded an ... more »