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Dorm Challenge: Bill and Bob’s Bachelor Pad

Football … Pizza … Cold Beverages … Staying up late … Welcome to Bill and Bob’s Bachelor Pad, a.k.a. Room 7088 Sol Heumann Hall at RIT. Yesterday, for the first time in nearly 25 years (gulp), I checked into a college dorm as part of the Student Government “Dorm Challenge.” Let me introduce you to more »

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Dorm Life: 101

On Sunday, I get to be 18 again thanks to RIT Student Government (can you bring back my once curly hair?). I’ll be moving into the Residence Halls as part of SG’s “Dorm Challenge.” The students have challenged the RIT administration to live in the dorms for 3 days and 3 nights. Check in is more »

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Jumpstarting a new generation of PR pros

With nearly 90,000 miles on the original battery, I knew I was playing with fire. “But why today?” The clicking sound coming from my car’s ignition on Monday prompted this reaction. So much for my plan to arrive at work early and practice my presentation for the PR Now symposium. Sponsored by the RIT Department more »

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The news starts now…on YouTube


There’s an addicting quality to it, no question. And even with hundreds of channels available on television, sometimes it’s just more entertaining to hop on the computer and watch YouTube. If you’re like me, you probably found plenty there to keep entertained during the recent political campaign. God knows programs like Saturday Night Live were more »

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Can you imagine? Now you don’t have to

I remembered it was quite overcast. I noticed plenty of exhibits—pretty much all over the place. Lots of people turned out, and everyone really seemed to have had a great time. But, beyond that, it was a blur. That’s my initial interpretation from the debut of Imagine RIT: Innovation and Creativity Festival, which hit campus more »

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New students put RIT on the map

My University News colleagues Bob Finnerty and John Follaco chat with incoming students

I’m a bit of a ‘map geek.’ You’ve never heard that expression, I’m guessing. That’s because I just now made it up. It’s not particularly clever, but it fits me. I was reminded of this on two occasions this weekend. The first came during a family gathering. My older siblings reminisced about my uncanny sense more »

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