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Best ‘bad day’ leads to love

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Ken Krug ’10 (software engineering) wasn’t in the best mood on that January day in 2007 when he walked into Gannett Hall to help recruit freshman orientation assistants.

That morning, he found a parking ticket on his Dodge Neon in the lot behind Kate Gleason Hall and he was late to his ... more »

Tigers make a tiger

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Three graduates from the School of Film and Animation helped create the digital Bengal tiger in Life of Pi, which won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in February.

Scott Vosbury ’04 (film and animation), Rich Enders ’02 (computer graphic animation) and Jen Stratton ’05 (film and animation) work for Rhythm ... more »

Grad nabs spot in 40 under 40 list

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Christopher Palmieri ’00 (health systems administration) experienced RIT by VHS cassette.

As a student in the early years of RIT’s distance learning program, Palmieri was FedExed graduate school lectures on cassette. He watched the lecture, participated in conference calls and took the same tests from his home in Utica, N.Y.

“I really liked ... more »

Well-rounded alumnus is square

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It’s not every day that Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter, asks you to start a business with him. But for Tristan O’Tierney ’08 (computer science), that’s what happened.

They co-founded Square — the electronic payment service that allows people to accept credit cards with only a tablet or mobile phone and ... more »