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Exciting speakers, candid conversations mark annual King event at RIT

RIT has hosted some exciting speakers for its annual Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration—from Alvin F. Poussaint and Nikki Giovanni to Orlando Patterson, from T. Leon Williams and Peter Jemison to Calvin Mackie. This year’s program, featuring Professor Cornel West, is a milestone, marking not only the 30-year anniversary of RIT celebrating Martin Luther King more »

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Under the Hood returns

An exuberant Happy New Year to the RIT community! My New Year’s resolution is to make 2012 a year of action (which I kicked off by skiing for the first time!), so it’s fitting that I am bringing back my Under the Hood blog series for the rest of this academic year. Thank you, my more »

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Beautiful Solutions: Brought to you by RIT

RIT is in the living rooms of 2.4 million households in Washington, D.C. It started last week with a 30-second commercial on ABC’s Good Morning America. With that, the university officially began a new national branding effort with a pilot campaign in the nation’s 8th largest TV market. The six-week D.C. campaign includes TV spots more »

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Under the Hood: I wrote a story!

Sometimes it’s good to step outside of your comfort zone. Even in high school, I preferred to be behind the scenes—literally. I joined the stage crew and left the acting and singing up to more talented students. In college I found the perfect profession and got to “live the dream” after I graduated and joined more »

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A brief look inside the pages of Athenaeum: Oct. 13

As we steadily progress through the academic year, I find myself looking forward to our bi-weekly University News staff meetings filled with ample opportunities for our communication specialists to pitch stories from colleges they represent in order to earn a spot in Athenaeum. Since July, I’ve taken over coverage for the College of Liberal Arts—and more »

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Lesson learned in a Styrofoam cup

There I was in my first meeting with our new senior sustainability adviser to the president—with a Styrofoam cup filled with coffee. True story. I was using one of the least environmentally friendly materials in the world—not to mention creating more waste than I should have been—in front of someone who has championed sustainability her more »

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