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FIRST Robotics Competition kicks into ‘Overdrive’

This weekend RIT will once again host the Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. More than 4,000 fans and high school students from 40 teams throughout the Northeast United States and Canada will be competing for the ultimate prize—a chance to represent the Finger Lakes Region at more »

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A little widget goes a long way

He’s small, round and lovable. His name is Digsby and he may be the best thing that’s happened to e-mail and social networking since Firefox and Facebook. The free, downloadable program allows users to link their various e-mail accounts, social networking sites and instant messenger clients, creating easy management of all programs through a single more »

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Gaining national recognition

In case you haven’t heard, the RIT men’s volleyball team finished strong, ending their season as the No. 9 ranked Division II team in the nation, their best ranking in team history. And yes, that’s right—RIT has a men’s volleyball team. A men’s ‘club’ volleyball team. Because of Title IX of the Education Amendments of more »

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FIRST impressions

The 2007 FIRST season has officially kicked off. For the next six weeks hundreds of high school students throughout the Finger Lakes and Upstate New York regions will be working on their robots. No, not the dance move—actual robots. The FIRST High School Robotics Program challenges teams of high school students to design and build more »

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Wintry weather hits RIT…and Facebook!

At RIT, the ‘snow day’ has reached an almost mythical status. Generations of students come and go, with many never receiving a single day off because of bad weather, despite Rochester’s notoriously brutal offerings of ice and snow. In fact, the last time RIT cancelled an entire day of classes was Jan. 15, 1999—exactly eight more »

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Not quite a secret agent

Don’t give yourself away. It’s the first rule of being undercover, but I’m going to go ahead and break it. Over the past few weeks I’ve been doing some covert work for University News. Don’t worry it’s not what you may think. I’m not involved in any of the rumored conspiracies that lie within RIT more »

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