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FIRST things first…

As Brandon first told you on Wednesday, this week RIT hosts the fourth annual Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. If you’re interested in spirited competition involving engineering, technology and robotics, come to RIT’s Gordon Field House today or tomorrow to check it out. It’s kind of like a high-tech sporting event for high school more »

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Dube hits a ‘round-tripper’

For some stories, receiving coverage in the local newspaper is considered pretty good. Toss in additional coverage by one of the local TV stations and it’s regarded as especially good. Well, recently my colleague Will Dube hit a homerun with local coverage of a multidisciplinary engineering senior-design project known as “the smoking machine.” The device, more »

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RIT Formula team: From the first bolt to the checkered flag

In the third in a yearlong series of Studio 86 podcast interviews with members of RIT’s Formula SAE racing team, RIT Formula project manager Lawrence Litchfield and some of his teammates recently updated my colleague Will Dube and me on the team’s progress as it prepares for national and international contests this spring and summer. more »

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Alum recalls playing football under Coughlin

One of the coolest RIT stories in recent memory has little to do with the RIT that we know and love today. Rather, it’s about the RIT of more than three decades ago, when the nascent campus in Henrietta had fewer people, fewer buildings, fewer of almost everything—except it had more pigskin. As you may more »

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Getting it straight from the coach’s mouth

On this week’s Studio 86 podcast, RIT Tigers men’s hockey head coach Wayne Wilson gives his assessment of the season, pointing to upset victories over Cornell and Minnesota as highlights so far. Coach Wilson told Joe Venniro, RIT assistant sports information director, and me that the team’s goal is a berth in the NCAA tournament more »

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Who’s ‘Wiltsie’? Where’s Tojo Garden? And who was the ‘coolest cat’ on campus in the ’60s?

Have you ever wondered about the person whose name marks the campus roadway on which you drive or graces the building in which you sit? Or maybe you’d like to learn the story behind an admired piece of campus artwork, or find out if RIT really once had a live tiger mascot. Answers to these more »

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