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A trip to the Balkans

Bill Nye was a hit as the 2012 commencement speaker, but graduation season isn’t over yet at RIT. RIT leaders are now en route to our campuses in Kosovo and Croatia. President Bill Destler and others travel every year to the Balkan region for graduation ceremonies at the American University in Kosovo (http://www.aukonline.org/), located in more »

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A ‘New York State of Mind’ — RIT style

The moment the RIT party landed at LaGuardia last week, we were instantly transformed into a “New York state of mind.” The RIT Alumni Association set up several days of events in New York City and it was a whirlwind of activity that captured the spirit of the 7,100 alumni who live and work in more »

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Beautiful Solutions: Brought to you by RIT

RIT is in the living rooms of 2.4 million households in Washington, D.C. It started last week with a 30-second commercial on ABC’s Good Morning America. With that, the university officially began a new national branding effort with a pilot campaign in the nation’s 8th largest TV market. The six-week D.C. campaign includes TV spots more »

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Two editors. Two Rochester universities. One family.

Catherine Hauser had a home advantage when doing a middle school writing assignment on grammar. She reviewed the homework with her parents, both trained journalists and magazine editors. Yet Catherine was a tad dumbfounded when she didn’t ace the assignment. “Her teacher was looking for the style rules she’d used in class, particularly for capitalization, more »

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The evolving college town …

Ithaca is a college town. Ann Arbor is a college town. Chapel Hill is a college town. State College is a college town. Henrietta is a college town…. Well, we’re still evolving from our move from downtown to the suburbs in 1968. The Real RIT Challenge has administrators immersed in student life. Last night, groups more »

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My roomie is in the hotseat

My new home is Room 355, West Tower, RIT Inn & Conference Center. The RIT Inn is an interesting place. It’s about a third working hotel and two-thirds housing for RIT students (more than 200). The Real RIT Challenge has begun and it has a different vibe than the Dorm Challenge of 2009. It feels more »

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