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The orange hair challenge is to ‘dye’ for

It’s time again for Dr. Destler’s Orange Hair Challenge! This year’s challenge will take place this Friday when the men’s and women’s basketball teams host Hartwick College in a pair key Empire match-ups. For those of you that don’t know, the Orange Hair Challenge was begun by Dr. Destler, who is a HUGE basketball fan, more »

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FIRST Robotics: New teams, new mentors for Breakaway

FIRST Robotics crosses many technical boundaries, but also interpersonal communications boundaries. Getting the new game, called Breakaway, means that participants have to not only build a robot to certain specifications, but also train team members, drivers and coaches in how they will communicate during the competition. There are numerous veteran teams in the regional competition, more »

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RIT scores big for literacy

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All you needed to do was see the joy on the faces of the elementary school children at John Williams School No. 5 to realize the RIT family is making a difference in their young lives. On Nov. 6, more than 50 volunteers comprised of RIT student athletes, administrators, coaches and Wallace Center staff participated more »

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Brick City’s new look

RIT’s fall tradition is back for another rendition. But this time it features a new twist and even a slightly different name. “Brick City Homecoming” is now known as “Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend.” The minor tweak was designed to ensure the families of our students understood that this weekend is for them, too. more »

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RIT inaugurates our nation’s capital to the revelry of Big Shot

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Excitement is building as the hours tick down to the making of RIT’s 25th Big Shot photograph in Washington, D.C., on Saturday night at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. I’m leaving Friday morning to fly to D.C. and meet RIT’s Big Shot photographers/organizers as well as the museum team. I have more »

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Unveiling the fall podcast lineup…

Just as the major TV networks roll out their new fall schedules with great fanfare around this time every year, we in University News are happy to unveil our fall podcast lineup for the new “season” (and no, Jay Leno did not get the early slot). Here’s what to expect: • Athenaeum’s Author’s Spotlight, our more »

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