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U.S. News rankings: What they mean for RIT

The rankings are coming, the rankings are coming!!! University News is getting ready for the upcoming U.S. News & World Report: America’s Best Colleges rankings. U.S. News is planning to release the rankings on Thursday. This is always good news for RIT. Since the magazine began ranking colleges in 1983, RIT has consistently been listed more »

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More proof that RIT’s got game(s)!

The games are gone, but their impact is sure to linger. The 2006 Empire State Games concluded a successful four-day run yesterday, bringing 6,000 athletes, their families and other supporters to Rochester for this annual Olympics-style competition. RIT was the venue for eight (if I’ve been counting correctly) different sporting events, and 2,600 of the more »

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RIT in the news: Relationships, again!

Let me say this again—relationships are the backbone to successful public relations! My emphatic harping on that point often results in some good-natured eye rolling from my students, but it has been proven accurate time and time again. That’s not to say you constantly call up reporters, ask them about their weekend, and then proceed more »

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“The university as economic savior”: More to the story

The Chronicle of Higher Education published a cover story July 14 addressing the issue of higher education replacing industry in some cities as the economic catalyst. What better place to tell this story than Rochester, N.Y.? Reporter Karin Fischer wisely selected the University of Rochester as the thread for her story. After all, UR is more »

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RIT in the news: Saunders College of Business

In a community weary of news about brazen violence, there is an opportunity to take comfort in the community-building activities taking part at RIT. On the same day that the mayor of Rochester, Robert Duffy, expressed outrage over the “plague” of violence (8 homicides in 8 days) that has shocked us all, smiles overtook our more »

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RIT in the news: Sweet summer

Ah, the sun, and the pool, and the picnics! Oh, yeah, and the absolute screeching halt to most activities on campus. What’s a PR person to write about? The work flow certainly takes on a different complexion within the more relaxed environment of summer on a university campus. While there are much fewer events to more »

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