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I’m bigger than my body gives me credit for

Fans of John Mayer recognize that as the lyrics from his 2003 hit single. As the lyrics came to mind, I couldn’t help but giggle to myself—sitting there in my parked car, looking straight up and seeing this overwhelmingly large reproduction of myself. In the words of my friend James Macchiano, “You can check ‘being more »

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Why not invite President Obama to the Imagine RIT Festival?

This is the question RIT President Bill Destler has pondered the past few days. After all, the May 2 Innovation and Creativity Festival certainly fits the spirit of President Obama’s call to action to create a new American and global economy. • Invent new products and services that will drive American innovation in the 21st more »

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FIRST Robotics LUNACY is the smartest game in town


“Power up your robots!” It was technology heaven for the hundreds of high school FIRST Robotics competitors. Actually, it was technology-on-the-moon—with the robots, payload specialists, moon rocks, and action in the crater. Welcome to LUNACY, the Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics Competition that took place this past Friday and Saturday in the Gordon Field House. more »

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Hello from Michelle…

Hi, my name is Michelle Cometa; I joined the UNS team in October and cover the many adventures in engineering and CAST. My background before coming University News Services? I’ve spent the past seven years with the ITS team, first as assistant to the CIO, then as communications and PR manager. Prior to that I more »

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Dorm Challenge: An RIT tradition?

Hangin' with the crew: Steeler fan Josh, President Destler and Bob Finnerty hanging out in Ritchies watching the NFL playoffs

RIT traditions: Hockey, Brick City Homecoming, Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, Orange and Brown….Let’s add Student Government’s “Dorm Challenge” to the list. This is the sentiment I heard from the students at last night’s debriefing forum on the 3-day event. And the administration agreed it should return next year in some form or another. more »

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The ultimate wake-up call

My roomies: Freshman Ozzy Urrutia and President Bill Destler

I swear Student Government wants the RIT administration to hoist up the white flag. But we will never surrender? But I have to admit I was close to throwing in the towel this morning when the fire alarm went off at 5:20 a.m. And this was an evacuation RIT style: piercing alarm, flashing strobe lights more »

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