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Victims of our own success

“It’s a great dilemma to have.” An interesting expression, don’t you think? The overall sentiment is favorable, but the fact there’s a “dilemma” also means there’s some pain. RIT has its share of these dilemmas, due in large part to its growth. This growth, whether describing the physical campus or the university’s reputation, often leads more »

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RIT in the news: We’re an asset

With all that talk about Rochester’s “brain drain” and its noncompetitive business climate, it’s easy to lose faith in the prospects for our community’s future. Is there anything that can be done to turn things around? Certainly a change in leadership in Albany, along with recent rhetoric concerning the need to bolster upstate New York’s more »

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The candidates have spoken

It doesn’t seem that long ago that President Simone announced his intentions to retire after 15 years at the helm of RIT. But amazingly, that was over nine months ago, and the university is on the verge of welcoming its ninth president. This week, the RIT community heard from the two men competing to assume more »

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Talk about a ‘power play’

What a year for hockey in western New York! If you’re a long-suffering Buffalo Sabres fan, like me, you’re probably trying to restrain your enthusiasm as playoff season nears. As the current points leader in the National Hockey League, the Sabres are clearly one of this year’s favorites to take home the Stanley Cup. Of more »

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A commencement speaker to remember

I honestly don’t remember my college graduation speaker. Some guy, I think, but I don’t know his name, affiliation or why he was relevant. Can you relate? More than 20 years have passed since I joined fellow members of the St. John Fisher College Class of 1986 in accepting our undergraduate diplomas, so I hope more »

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RIT in the news: Who’s your daddy?

I dare say that, by all accounts, Whitney Tressel’s absence from classes today is excusable. The third-year advertising photography student in RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences is in Arizona, where she will take in tonight’s BCS Championship Game. Ohio State and Florida will battle it out for college football supremacy. Now, while many more »

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