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Brick City in review Events

Wow. It’s hard to believe that another Brick City Homecoming weekend has passed. For those who don’t know, Brick City Homecoming is a major undertaking that involves nearly year-round planning by almost every constituency on campus—led by Michelle Seger, chair of the Brick City organizing committee.

I have to say, I thought this entire weekend was outstanding. Everything just seemed to work out—right on down to the weather (while the rain did come on Saturday, most of the outdoor activities had already concluded when it did). I, however, spent most of Saturday indoors, coordinating external and internal media for Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s talk and comedian Howie Mandel’s performance.

It’s safe to say I wasn’t the only one impressed with RIT’s Brick City Homecoming. It sure sounds as if Wozniak was, as well. He was fantastic throughout the entire day. He led a roundtable-style discussion with 20-30 RIT student leaders earlier in the day, before heading off to a luncheon and media availability. Then he conducted an hour-long talk and Q&A, followed by a reception, followed by a book signing. Organizers worried that, because “Woz” was spending so much time with each person during the book signing, he wouldn’t be able to get to everyone. Wrong. Everyone left happy.

Student Government President Ed Wolf told me that “Woz” enjoyed his experience so much, that he’d love to come back to attend the first-ever RIT Innovation Festival, which takes place May 3.

I’m sure there’d be tons of details to work out, but how cool would it be to have one of America’s foremost innovators attend our first Innovation Festival?


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