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CAST’s Robert Merrill retires after 42 years as faculty and administrator

RIT is a place where people like to stay, but it’s also a place where they want to know they’ve made an impact, especially making a difference in students’ lives. In my interview with soon-to-be retiree Robert Merrill, he said something that as an educator must be a powerful and equally humbling thing to realize: more »

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‘Athenaeum’ salutes those who give back

Athenaeum takes pride in reporting on the one-of-a-kind people and projects that make our campus unique—and in this April issue, we shine the light on how RIT students, faculty and staff are having a positive impact on our off-campus neighbors. This edition’s cover story, written by Greg Livadas, focuses on the many ways RIT gives more »

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Athenaeum—A look inside the February-March 2014 issue

The newest edition of RIT’s Athenaeum newsletter is on campus today, and I hope you enjoy our unique look at the School for American Crafts, part of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. This cover story, told by University News’ Rich Kiley, looks at the changing face of traditional “making” today and how students more »

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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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