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An engineering adventure at the WE@RIT Open House

One mom walked down the hall in the college of engineering shaking her head, stating “I can’t believe they had all of this here. I didn’t expect this much to be going on…” But a lot was going on, in just about every hallway in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, and this mom was more »

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History Unfolds at RIT’s Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration

RIT held its 2016 Expressions of King’s Legacy celebration on Jan. 28 and welcomed Civil Rights activist and former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young as keynote speaker. He spent the morning before the event with undergraduates in the history class, The Sin of Racism. The course, co-taught by Kevin McDonald, vice president and associate provost for more »

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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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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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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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‘Athenaeum’ looks at RIT’s Club Competitors

Athenaeum and its predecessor, News & Events, have always been vehicles for raising awareness on campus from academic programs to special events and the impact on our community to my favorite subjects of all—the people of RIT. Our talented “temporary” communication specialist Matt Gregory has written our Dec. 13 cover story about the rise in more »

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