August 1, 2014
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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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It’s Greek to me!

Kudos to RIT’s Greek organizations! During the past few weeks, members of various fraternities and sororities have organized wildly successful fund raisers that showcase the infectious spirit that exists here on campus. And let me tell you, it’s been a trememndous boon to RIT’s PR efforts! First up was Sigma Alpha Mu and its 11th more »

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RIT and MCC Host Inaugural White Coat Ceremony

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural white coat ceremony of the Rochester Biomedical Experience, a unique partnership between RIT and MCC to increase minority participation in biomedicine. The students received white lab coats enblazoned with their names in front of joyful family members, friends and mentors. It was so nice to more »

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When honoring someone becomes an act of “courage”

Thomas Curley, president and CEO of the Associated Press, stood before 200 members of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Nathaniel Rochester Society on July 14 clearly touched by the warm reception. Curley was being recognized at the organization’s summer gala as recipient of the NRS Award, given annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to more »

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Feeling appreciated

RIT staff members dug into a free lunch today during the ninth annual staff appreciation day and picnic (top photo). Sponsored by RIT President Albert Simone and Staff Council, the afternoon includes food, music and a stickball tournament. I learned something today – not only is President Simone the competitive sort when it comes to more »

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Grateful for graduation

It wasn’t your typical graduation speech. There wasn’t any talk about this being the first day of the rest of your life, about the future opening up and anything being possible. Nothing about what you need to succeed in the work world. Instead, Sen. Daniel Inouye (a democratic Senator from Hawaii) presented a keynote address more »

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