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‘Vomit Comet’ makes a great front page Inside N&E

The next issue of News & Events, which comes out tomorrow (Aug. 21), features a great story about three RIT graduates and a student who had the opportunity of a lifetime—the chance to ride aboard NASA’s Weightless Wonder aircraft, also known as the Vomit Comet. The students were selected to test the effects of weightlessness on inkjet printers. (This is the simplified explanation, of course. Read the article for the details). While the story itself is truly newsworthy, it just wouldn’t be the same without an image. I originally had a photo running across two columns in our issue, but Paul suggested enlarging the photo to really make it “pop.” And it does. The image shows two of our students floating around in the aircraft with big grins on their faces. Talk about a picture worth a thousand words.

In other News & Events related news: This fall, we’re hoping to institute an “RIT Authors” section in upcoming issues to feature books and the faculty and staff that have written them. Beginning in September, we will once again focus on our outstanding students with our “Student Spotlight,” and we will be working closely with our governance groups—Academic Senate, Staff Council and Student Government— to bring you news that’s important to you.

We will resume our biweekly schedule in September, and we’re ready to kick off another academic year filled with great news and exciting features.


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