So, Alex Doonesbury thinks RIT is “fine”….but there is some concern that she prefers to be near a “big city.”
We’ve been keeping up with Alex through our blog….Alex now seems a tad confused on what to do next…One day it’s Cornell, the next day Cal Tech…and now she may simply spend time following Pearl Jam because “they’ve stopped sucking.”
Consider this an open invitation for Alex to visit our great community:
First of all, Greater Rochester is home to about 1.2 million people…we are the third largest metro area in New York State. We are the perfect mid-sized city, with all the amenities of a big city (restaurants, museums, sports, music scene, diversity, etc..); without the problems of big cities (smog, traffic…)
While Rochester was once called “Smug Town” because of its big corporate presence with Kodak, Xerox and Bausch & Lomb, times have changed. Yes, the area is going through some economic challenges, but most American cities are in the same boat… I sense a renaissance brewing in Rochester. Check us out.
Alex, I know you have an entrepreneurial spirit…You will find that spirit in Rochester and RIT, where we even have an incubator for students to create businesses. Did you know that Greater Rochester is home to more than 60,000 college students?? The University of Rochester is right down the Genesee River from RIT, and we’re home to many other private and public colleges.
I hope you’re not overly concerned about the weather. You’re from Seattle! Our rain turns to snow and you can join the RIT ski club. Ski club is one of 160+ clubs we have at RIT.
Alex, give us a closer look. You will discover Rochester has plenty to offer.
PS: Pearl Jam often tours Canada, and we’re a short 2.5 hour drive to Toronto, our friends across Lake Ontario.