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Under the Hood: Welcome to the new guys

Welcome back! Things have been moving and shaking here at University News, and I have some staffing changes to announce: Former Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences writer John Follaco left RIT in the spring to join The College at Brockport’s public relations team. His talent will be missed, and Brockport sure is lucky more »

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Under the Hood: Dylan’s tale

I talk a lot about how my transition from working at the Democrat and Chronicle to University News has affected my personal and professional life, but I usually fall short of mentioning how others in my life are adjusting. And one very important little guy has had to make a lot of changes, too. Dylan, more »

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Under the Hood: No place like home

Brown Hall (formerly Building 86) is an itty-bitty building situated on the south end of campus between an even ittier-bittier building and Ross Hall, just south of Color Science Hall. If that was all Greek to you, click here, pick a map and look for BRN. University News occupies about a quarter of Brown Hall. more »

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Under the Hood: E is for editing

I have a confession to make: I’m addicted to editing. It all started in college. In addition to journalism, I also majored in English with a concentration in writing. I worked in the Writing Center as a tutor for underclassmen and also copy edited for the school newspaper (one of the many posts I held more »

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Under the Hood: Lifecycle of a news release

Writing and distributing news releases are a key part of any public relations department—and it’s no different here at University News. Well, that’s a lie. We focus on the real news of RIT—an event on campus or the accomplishments of our professors or researchers—instead of shamelessly touting profits or new and improved products. There’s much more »

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Under the Hood: More about Team UNS, Part II

What’s a public relations department without writers? University News has several: Vienna Carvalho-McGrain covers student affairs and is the editor of the Athenaeum newsletter. Michelle Cometa writes about the College of Applied Science and Technology and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. Will Dube covers the College of Liberal Arts as well as the Golisano more »

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