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Exciting speakers, candid conversations mark annual King event at RIT

RIT has hosted some exciting speakers for its annual Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration—from Alvin F. Poussaint and Nikki Giovanni to Orlando Patterson, from T. Leon Williams and Peter Jemison to Calvin Mackie. This year’s program, featuring Professor Cornel West, is a milestone, marking not only the 30-year anniversary of RIT celebrating Martin Luther King more »

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Summer @ RIT: A great place for kids to hang out

You know it’s summer when the students on campus get a little smaller, a little younger and clad in all colors of T-shirts with names of programs like WE@RIT, Kids on Campus and Summer MASH Camp. It got me thinking about how often people at RIT, beyond the admissions staff, are involved with K-12 students—either more »

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Under the Hood: My first Imagine RIT

Well, I was grossly underprepared for that! Saturday was RIT’s fourth Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, and it was my first. My co-workers and I had to work. The writers dispersed to cover the cool things going on with their beats, taking plenty of pictures and videos and sending plenty of tweets. I stayed more »

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Under the Hood: It’s the busy season

My colleagues warned me that April/May is our busy season. Boy are they right! A lot has been going on around campus, and we still have a few more weeks until the academic year comes to a close. In early April, we had back-to-back announcements about the Institute of Health Sciences and Technology and the more »

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Postseason journey begins for women’s hockey this weekend

In less than 24 hours from now, the RIT women’s hockey team, ranked No. 2 in Division III, will host the 2011 ECAC West Championship and start its postseason run against Utica, at Ritter Arena. Expectations are high for the Tigers this season, as they were the No. 1 ranked team from the first week of more »

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Students step up to keep sustainability in the spotlight

When it comes to sustainability, a lot of organizations talk a good game, but the greatest challenge likely exists in the follow through. Members of the RIT community, I’ve observed, continue to rise to the challenge. Nearly two years have passed since RIT President Bill Destler signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. more »

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