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Unity House is students’ home-away-from-home

RIT is home to 18,000 students—literally home to many of them who reside on campus in residence halls, apartments, fraternities, sororities and special-interest houses. They make RIT their home-away-from-home, albeit temporarily, but home it becomes. I was thinking about that the other day after meeting one of those students, Wilson Darko, the new president of Unity more »

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RIT hosts out-of-this-world solar cars

They looked like landspeeders from the Star Wars movies. When RIT played host to the 2012 Solar Car Challenge this past weekend, people from campus and the community stopped by to see the out-of-this-world solar cars during the two days they were in town. Twenty cars from U.S. and Canadian colleges entered the competition, but more »

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Exciting speakers, candid conversations mark annual King event at RIT

RIT has hosted some exciting speakers for its annual Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration—from Alvin F. Poussaint and Nikki Giovanni to Orlando Patterson, from T. Leon Williams and Peter Jemison to Calvin Mackie. This year’s program, featuring Professor Cornel West, is a milestone, marking not only the 30-year anniversary of RIT celebrating Martin Luther King more »

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Summer @ RIT: A great place for kids to hang out

You know it’s summer when the students on campus get a little smaller, a little younger and clad in all colors of T-shirts with names of programs like WE@RIT, Kids on Campus and Summer MASH Camp. It got me thinking about how often people at RIT, beyond the admissions staff, are involved with K-12 students—either more »

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Sometimes it’s all about the cars

Sometimes it’s all about the cars I tried to explain that to my co-worker Marie Lang, editorial assistant extraordinaire, as she was proofing my article about Jonathan Peyton, a graduate engineering student, who has worked with an RIT research team on a next-generation blood pump. In the story, he shared that he enjoyed the work, more »

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Standing room only @ Android development gig

I’ve heard Android technology was off-the-chart popular, but I didn’t realize how popular until I saw the line of nearly 200 developers and future developers winding through the Golisano College atrium and down one of the hallways. They were on hand for the Android Development Seminar, on Jan. 13, sponsored by the student section of IEEE’s more »

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