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Athenaeum reports on the ‘p’ word—yeah, that’s right, parking

Admittedly, we don’t often receive feedback when the Athenaeum newsletter hits stands across campus. While it would be nice to walk across campus to the sound of applause coming from our satisfied readers, it simply doesn’t happen. So, I have resigned myself to the notion that no news is good news. (Ironically, the value of more »

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Unity House is students’ home-away-from-home

RIT is home to 18,000 students—literally home to many of them who reside on campus in residence halls, apartments, fraternities, sororities and special-interest houses. They make RIT their home-away-from-home, albeit temporarily, but home it becomes. I was thinking about that the other day after meeting one of those students, Wilson Darko, the new president of Unity more »

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Reflections on my 12-year rocket ride

“Your timing is incredible!” That reply from then-University News director Neil Fagenbaum caught me by surprise. I had sent an e-mail to let him know I was returning to Rochester after spending the better part of a year living in California. My only request to him was to keep an ear open for local job more »

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Welcome back to another season of Athenaeum

The start of another academic year is upon us and with that comes a new season of RIT’s newsletter, Athenaeum. This issue has turned out to be one of my personal favorites. The cover is sure to “blow” you away. (Ha) And turning inside, you’re sure to enjoy great features about the 100th anniversary of more »

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Farewell, RIT

I’m “going home.” In a whirlwind past couple weeks (that included a swirl of emotions), I was offered and have accepted a faculty position at my undergraduate alma mater, SUNY Geneseo. It’s not just any job. The position title alone might describe my ideal job (practically anyplace): Lecturer in communication and faculty director of the more »

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RIT hosts out-of-this-world solar cars

They looked like landspeeders from the Star Wars movies. When RIT played host to the 2012 Solar Car Challenge this past weekend, people from campus and the community stopped by to see the out-of-this-world solar cars during the two days they were in town. Twenty cars from U.S. and Canadian colleges entered the competition, but more »

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