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My first week at University News

Associated Press stylebooks, Student Spotlights and, of course, an umbrella shaped like a Samurai sword.  What else could possibly kick off an exciting co-op with University News? As a fourth-year advertising & public relations and psychology double major, I’m excited about the opportunity to work full-time for the department during spring quarter. The past week became a more »

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Under the Hood: Freeze your face off, but not really

I don’t think anything says “innovation and creativity” louder than substituting puppies for snow. Unfortunately for winter-lovers (you weirdos), Mother Nature failed to provide the freeze for Freeze Fest weekend Feb. 3-5. One of the signature events, the Rail Jam ski and snowboard competition, had to be postponed until Feb. 17, because, as I understand more »

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Kodak’s story: Front row to a sea change

Eleven years have passed, but I remember the moment with remarkable clarity. Seated across from Bill DuBois, then RIT’s chair of photographic arts, I listened as he requested support from University News to publicize a new initiative. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was witnessing the introduction of a sea change. “Paul,” more »

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A brief look inside the pages of Athenaeum: Oct. 13

As we steadily progress through the academic year, I find myself looking forward to our bi-weekly University News staff meetings filled with ample opportunities for our communication specialists to pitch stories from colleges they represent in order to earn a spot in Athenaeum. Since July, I’ve taken over coverage for the College of Liberal Arts—and more »

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Puttin’ on the ‘parent cap’ for Move-in Day

There was general consensus among my coworkers about my overall condition as I returned to the office yesterday afternoon. “You look tired,” a few of them observed. Frankly, I was tired, and I wasn’t even trying to hide it. Yesterday marked my 12th Move-in Day as a member of the RIT community, but I experienced 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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