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Campus diversity and our community’s rich history

There are times when our staff writers aren’t able to exactly pinpoint how their stories will develop. But more often than not, the end result is terrific. Our Dec. 5 Athenaeum cover story about campus diversity was written by Michelle Cometa and explains how RIT’s evolution as a community with a diverse student body and more »

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I love this cover!

The latest issue of Athenaeum has arrived, and I’m really counting on everyone loving our cover model—RIT’s own “magic man,” Andrew Phelps. MAGIC—the Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity—is the brainchild of Phelps, and will focus on supporting students, faculty and staff in turning their ideas into marketable products.  The irony, of course, more »

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A new year, a new calendar—welcome back to RIT

It’s hard to believe that summer 2013 is almost history. While I enjoy a relatively slower pace that comes with working on a college campus over the summer, there is also an unmistakable buzz of energy and excitement—along with the promise of unlimited possibilities that accompanies the start of a new academic year. The University News more »

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Starting college with Aloha…

While today is the “official” new student orientation, many of our students arrived early and already have a head start on classes. WE’re in Motion, part of RIT’s Women in Engineering program, hosted more than 100 female engineering students and their families this past weekend. They spent most of Monday meeting faculty members and working together more »

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Alumnus Jason Rounds inspires RIT Baja Racing and influences the growth of SAE Baja competitions

RIT alumnus Jason Rounds ’02 (mechanical engineering technology) is not only a champion in his own right—he competed as an undergraduate on RIT’s Baja race team—but he also “champions” the Baja organization. I had the chance to meet him and his sister, Leah ’02 (business), at the Baja SAE World Challenge this past weekend. He is one more »

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Fast cars and great designs in store for international Baja Competition this weekend at RIT

Some of the world’s best engineering students will descend onto campus for 2013 SAE Baja Rochester World Challenge, the international off-road competition that starts this Friday, June 7, at the Gordon Field House. We’re expecting nearly 100 collegiate Baja racing teams—including teams from Clarkson, SUNY Buffalo and Cornell along with the University of Michigan, Purdue more »

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