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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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Deadline day

The office is hunkered down today, doors closed, faces intent on their computer screens. It’s deadline day for News & Events. I have three more stories to write in the next two hours. I shouldn’t even be writing this blog entry. But it occurred to me that I’m hard at work on this snowy Monday more »

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Welcome to the blog

Welcome to the RIT University News blog. We’re surprisingly excited to have a blog and will be getting this thing going sometime in early January. Right now, campus is quiet, as students are on winter break and the rest of us are getting ready to shut down for the holidays. The university re-opens on Jan. more »

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