July 24, 2014
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When honoring someone becomes an act of “courage”

Thomas Curley, president and CEO of the Associated Press, stood before 200 members of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Nathaniel Rochester Society on July 14 clearly touched by the warm reception. Curley was being recognized at the organization’s summer gala as recipient of the NRS Award, given annually to an individual who has contributed significantly to more »

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Women Athletes at RIT

RIT was recently cited in the Chronicle of Higher Education for being a leader in providing athletic opportunites for women. RIT was in the top five nationally among Division III universities. Specifically, 46% of its student athletes are women, while 30% of its student population are women, so that women athletes are overrepresented by about more »

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RIT’s view on China-Microsoft

Blogging in China…Censorship is Good Business?! RIT’s David McHardy Reid is getting a lot of play nationally for his view on Microsoft’s recent agreement to ban such words as “democracy” and “freedom” on Chinese Web portals. Reid supports the Microsoft decision. Here is his essay, published in USA Today. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer also reported on more »

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Feeling appreciated

RIT staff members dug into a free lunch today during the ninth annual staff appreciation day and picnic (top photo). Sponsored by RIT President Albert Simone and Staff Council, the afternoon includes food, music and a stickball tournament. I learned something today – not only is President Simone the competitive sort when it comes to more »

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Grateful for graduation

It wasn’t your typical graduation speech. There wasn’t any talk about this being the first day of the rest of your life, about the future opening up and anything being possible. Nothing about what you need to succeed in the work world. Instead, Sen. Daniel Inouye (a democratic Senator from Hawaii) presented a keynote address more »

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Graduation is finally here

It’s that time of year, Spring in the air, graduates’ hats flying. Graduation weekend at RIT is May 20 and 21, beginning with our Academic Convocation at 4 p.m. tomorrow and continuing with graduation ceremonies Friday evening and all day Saturday. These two guys are twins, graduating from different colleges at RIT (which means different more »

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