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No soup for you? Nonsense!

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After Jake Torcello graduated from the E. Philip Saunders College of Business in 2009, he did what he has done in one capacity or another since the age of 6: He worked for his father.

His father, Rick, owns Nathan’s Soup and Salad, a fixture in Rochester’s southeast quadrant well known for ... more »

First alumnus installed as NTID president

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Welcomed with academic pomp and circumstance and a theater filled with students, alumni, faculty, staff, community members, family members, local and state officials and even friends from Congress, Gerry Buckley ’78 (social work) was officially installed as president and dean of RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf on May 6.

He ... more »

Artists who met at RIT give back

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The year was 1952: Joyce was a freshman, Don was a sophomore, and both were seeking degrees in advertising and design at RIT. He thought “she was a cute girl” and asked her to be his date at his fraternity’s Theta Gamma Snowball dance during the university’s annual winter fest.

As both ... more »