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The ultimate wake-up call

I swear Student Government wants the RIT administration to hoist up the white flag. But we will never surrender? But I have to admit I was close to throwing in the towel this morning when the fire alarm went off at 5:20 a.m. And this was an evacuation RIT style: piercing alarm, flashing strobe lights more »

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Dorm Challenge: Bill and Bob’s Bachelor Pad

Football … Pizza … Cold Beverages … Staying up late … Welcome to Bill and Bob’s Bachelor Pad, a.k.a. Room 7088 Sol Heumann Hall at RIT. Yesterday, for the first time in nearly 25 years (gulp), I checked into a college dorm as part of the Student Government “Dorm Challenge.” Let me introduce you to more »

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Dorm Life: 101

On Sunday, I get to be 18 again thanks to RIT Student Government (can you bring back my once curly hair?). I’ll be moving into the Residence Halls as part of SG’s “Dorm Challenge.” The students have challenged the RIT administration to live in the dorms for 3 days and 3 nights. Check in is more »

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A Chinese Thanksgiving


It certainly feels like 2008 will be remembered as the year of the Chinese, given all the media attention to the Superpower, culminating with the Beijing Olympics. So when RIT sent an e-mail asking for families to take in international students for Thanksgiving Dinner, I had a hunch that if my family signed up we’d more »

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Move over Ted Turner, CNN: Promoting the RIT national media outlet in Atlanta

Media Mogul Ted Turner predicted the “imminent demise of newspapers” in 1991. It is certainly taking longer than he originally predicted, but it’s no secret newspapers are on the decline in this digital age. At least the print version (although newspaper executives could argue they have the best “information” Web sites in any given town). more »

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RIT goes west

If you want to become one of the nation’s leading innovation universities, you may as well travel to the heart of innovation to learn more: Silicon Valley. That was the idea behind RIT’s recent visit to the West Coast. An RIT delegation of nearly 60 strong met with 22 companies in three days of visits, more »

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