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Students step up to keep sustainability in the spotlight

When it comes to sustainability, a lot of organizations talk a good game, but the greatest challenge likely exists in the follow through. Members of the RIT community, I’ve observed, continue to rise to the challenge. Nearly two years have passed since RIT President Bill Destler signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. more »

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Standing room only @ Android development gig

I’ve heard Android technology was off-the-chart popular, but I didn’t realize how popular until I saw the line of nearly 200 developers and future developers winding through the Golisano College atrium and down one of the hallways. They were on hand for the Android Development Seminar, on Jan. 13, sponsored by the student section of IEEE’s more »

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Under the Hood: RIT is awesome

I didn’t realize how big this place is until I came the Saturday before my interview when I scoped out where I had to go. From Jefferson Road — pretty much my only exposure to the school from years of growing up in Chili and venturing to The Marketplace mall — nothing changes. But once more »

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The evolving college town …

Ithaca is a college town. Ann Arbor is a college town. Chapel Hill is a college town. State College is a college town. Henrietta is a college town…. Well, we’re still evolving from our move from downtown to the suburbs in 1968. The Real RIT Challenge has administrators immersed in student life. Last night, groups more »

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My roomie is in the hotseat

My new home is Room 355, West Tower, RIT Inn & Conference Center. The RIT Inn is an interesting place. It’s about a third working hotel and two-thirds housing for RIT students (more than 200). The Real RIT Challenge has begun and it has a different vibe than the Dorm Challenge of 2009. It feels more »

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The RIT Challenge, 2011 style

My oldest son returned to dorm life this week at ‘Cuse. A freshman, he was excited to get back to his new friends and take on spring semester. But won’t he miss home cookin’? “Dad, we’ve got like 30 cereals to pick from, omelets every day, and 100 cable channels with sports,” he reminded me. Good more »

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