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CAST’s Robert Merrill retires after 42 years as faculty and administrator

RIT is a place where people like to stay, but it’s also a place where they want to know they’ve made an impact, especially making a difference in students’ lives. In my interview with soon-to-be retiree Robert Merrill, he said something that as an educator must be a powerful and equally humbling thing to realize: more »

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Starting college with Aloha…

While today is the “official” new student orientation, many of our students arrived early and already have a head start on classes. WE’re in Motion, part of RIT’s Women in Engineering program, hosted more than 100 female engineering students and their families this past weekend. They spent most of Monday meeting faculty members and working together more »

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Fast cars and great designs in store for international Baja Competition this weekend at RIT

Some of the world’s best engineering students will descend onto campus for 2013 SAE Baja Rochester World Challenge, the international off-road competition that starts this Friday, June 7, at the Gordon Field House. We’re expecting nearly 100 collegiate Baja racing teams—including teams from Clarkson, SUNY Buffalo and Cornell along with the University of Michigan, Purdue more »

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‘Athenaeum’ looks at RIT’s Club Competitors

Athenaeum and its predecessor, News & Events, have always been vehicles for raising awareness on campus from academic programs to special events and the impact on our community to my favorite subjects of all—the people of RIT. Our talented “temporary” communication specialist Matt Gregory has written our Dec. 13 cover story about the rise in more »

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Computer mysteries revealed with Raspberry Pi

I love a good mystery, from Nordic noir to a traditional who-done-it. The intrigue, the puzzle, the process—the more complex the better—I’m hooked. But the mysteries of computers and engineering—I’m just happy devices go on when I hit the start button. But this past week, some of the mystery was revealed. Rob Bishop, engineer and more »

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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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