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‘Park’ Point: RIT’s driving dilemma

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It immediately became noticeable to me during the first week of classes. Parking spaces on campus would be hard to come by for late arrivers, say those folks getting here after 10 a.m. RIT’s continuing growth, in terms of both facilities and students, is really having an impact on the availability of parking, and RIT more »

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New students put RIT on the map

My University News colleagues Bob Finnerty and John Follaco chat with incoming students

I’m a bit of a ‘map geek.’ You’ve never heard that expression, I’m guessing. That’s because I just now made it up. It’s not particularly clever, but it fits me. I was reminded of this on two occasions this weekend. The first came during a family gathering. My older siblings reminisced about my uncanny sense more »

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RIT’s ‘The Best,’ and students agree

“In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” And with no disrespect intended to a great American like Ben Franklin, may I also suggest the certainty that summer will evaporate before we know what’s hit us. It’s happening again, isn’t it? In only one month, RIT will welcome back its returning students for more »

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What to do with all that hardware?

Wanted: News office for large, private university in upstate New York seeks sturdy bookcase to help showcase its recent success. University News—in conjunction with our friends in University Publications and RITs Educational Technology Center (ETC)—was among the honorees at the 2008 PRism Awards ceremony. The annual event, sponsored by the Rochester chapter of the Public more »

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Managing the ‘buzz’

I dare say there was a time when my job was more challenging. Don’t get me wrong, staying on top of today’s new-media explosion keeps my head spinning, but spreading the good news about RIT—the primary objective of University News—seems to be taking on a life of its own. Not that many years ago, my more »

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Substance trumps style, who knew?

Sometimes things just work out. Every other year or so, I venture outside my silo here at University News in order to find out what my peers are up to. Professional development, we like to call it, offers an important avenue to learn what’s new in the profession while enjoying the chance to reenergize and more »

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