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A ‘new day’ (part 2): A short history and behind the scenes

Last time, I shared highlights of the recent redesign of our e-newsletter, News & Events Daily. Today, a brief history of News & Events and N&E Daily and behind the scenes of the redesign. When News & Events Daily was launched, on Oct. 8, 2008, it was the digital “sister” newsletter to News & Events, more »

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A ‘new day’ for News & Events Daily (part 1)

It’s a new day—or perhaps I should say, it’s a new daily. On Tuesday, RIT News unveiled a “new look” for News & Events Daily, our nearly 3-year-old e-newsletter. Highlights include: Campus Spotlight — larger and more prominent, at the top, giving greater visibility to RIT News photographer Sue Weisler’s excellent photos Today’s weather — 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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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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Two editors. Two Rochester universities. One family.

Catherine Hauser had a home advantage when doing a middle school writing assignment on grammar. She reviewed the homework with her parents, both trained journalists and magazine editors. Yet Catherine was a tad dumbfounded when she didn’t ace the assignment. “Her teacher was looking for the style rules she’d used in class, particularly for capitalization, more »

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Summertime meditations on social media (part 4): All the rest

Following my previous blog post on Foursquare—and the robust discussion that ensued—this post might seem a bit anticlimactic. But to wrap up this series (at least for now), let’s briefly take a look at three additional popular social-media tools: Facebook I once heard a Facebook-Twitter analogy—but since I don’t recall it exactly, I’ll have to more »

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