I’ll be the first to admit when I’ve made a mistake.
While compiling the Oct. 5 issue of News & Events, deputy managing editor Michael Saffran suggested the addition of a page-one banner reading, “Brick City Homecoming Edition.” We have included banners on a few previous issues—most recently, the Commencement Edition last May and the Welcome Back Edition on Sept. 7.
I told Mike that I didn’t agree with adding a “Brick City Homecoming Edition” banner because there wasn’t enough Brick City Homecoming information in the issue to justify it.
However, after I sent the issue off to the printer, I took another look at it and realized that I was wrong. There’s plenty of information and events related to Brick City Homecoming in this issue, including a front-page story welcoming the community to campus and highlighting key events; a photo story about the Head of the Genesee Invitational Regatta this Sunday; a full story about an opening reception for a photo exhibit featuring photojournalist and RIT alumnus Bernie Boston; a story about RIT’s Outstanding Alumnus and Volunteers of the Year who will be honored at the President’s Ball this weekend; two musical performances in celebration of the weekend; and an entrepreneurial lecture and communication department anniversary celebration specifically held this weekend in hopes of drawing students and visiting alumni and families.
So, when you’re reading the Oct. 5 issue, please just imagine that it says “Brick City Homecoming Edition” on the top of page one. Mike, you were right.