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Under the Hood: RIT is awesome

I didn’t realize how big this place is until I came the Saturday before my interview when I scoped out where I had to go. From Jefferson Road — pretty much my only exposure to the school from years of growing up in Chili and venturing to The Marketplace mall — nothing changes. But once 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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The RIT Challenge, 2011 style

My oldest son returned to dorm life this week at ‘Cuse. A freshman, he was excited to get back to his new friends and take on spring semester. But won’t he miss home cookin’? “Dad, we’ve got like 30 cereals to pick from, omelets every day, and 100 cable channels with sports,” he reminded me. Good more »

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Still rallying ’round the Tigers

If you ask Al Mature ’74 (retail management), he’ll tell you the packed loft inside Pittsburgh’s Cafe Fifth Avenue was a sight for sore eyes. Mature frequently found it challenging to attract large numbers of fellow Steel City-area graduates to RIT Alumni Association activities. But with more than 80 alumni in attendance, it was a more »

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More students take off for Dubai and Kosovo

It is not everyday that you dine in the desert overlooking a group of skiers or meet your project team in Kosovo to prepare for a research event in Rochester. But that’s what several of our students are up to as the winter quarter starts. They are taking advantage of our international campuses, taking in more »

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