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FIRST impressions

The 2007 FIRST season has officially kicked off. For the next six weeks hundreds of high school students throughout the Finger Lakes and Upstate New York regions will be working on their robots. No, not the dance move—actual robots. The FIRST High School Robotics Program challenges teams of high school students to design and build 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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Attention Atlantic Hockey…the Tigers have arrived!

It was hot. It was July. The Yankees and Red Sox were slugging it out (and it was clear neither team had any championship pitching)….And we were talking hockey – RIT hockey. The summer months are a busy time for RIT Sports Information, led by Director Steve Jaynes and Associate Director Joe Venniro. Sure, all more »

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How many bricks?

RIT is preparing to welcome parents, alumni and friends back to campus this week for Brick City Homecoming. The passion and pagaentry behind this annual celebration of our extended campus community grows each year. I think it’s cool how the university embraces its “Brick City” reputation! Not too many years ago, the physical landscape of more »

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President Clinton visits RIT

Not everyone got to get in on the hubub when President Clinton visited RIT today. This webmaster, for one, wasn’t even on campus as it was my day off. Plus, I wasn’t invited. Hopefully one of my colleagues will blog about the experience… If you were in a similar boat as me (not being invited more »

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U2 at RIT

22 years later and I will finally see U2….My friends and I were all set to see U2 at RIT in 1983, as high school juniors at Fairport High. But we couldn’t get a car on a weeknight. So we missed the up-and-coming band, which was on its second leg of the War Tour. U2 more »

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