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Archive of posts from September, 2011

Students, faculty and staff attend annual Applefest

24 Sep

Applefest, an annual fall tradition at RIT sponsored by the NTID Student Life Team to welcome new and returning students to campus, filled the D. Robert Frisina Quad on September 9, 2011.

Members from dozens of diverse student and campus organizations – including sororities, counseling services, the NTID Center on Employment, NTID Performing Arts and ethnic clubs – staffed tables and distributed information about what they offer students.

NTID President Gerry Buckley addressed the crowd before visiting the tables, and RIT President Bill Destler stopped by as well.

Clusters of students, faculty, staff and community members quickly formed to chat and catch up on summer vacations and other news. Music and dancing added to the festive atmosphere.

And the Applefest wouldn’t be Applefest without a host of treats made with apples, which were distributed free to the attendees.

“It was an afternoon filled with smiles, apple treats, and most of all, welcoming our new, transfer and returning students,” said Astrid Jones, coordinator of Student Life programming.

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RIT ranked among best universities

21 Sep

Rochester Institute of Technology is recognized for educational quality and value in U.S. News & World Report: America’s Best Colleges 2012. RIT has traditionally been listed among the top regional universities since the magazine started its annual ranking of colleges in 1983. Read more.

The Princeton Review Names RIT Among ‘The Best 376 Colleges’

13 Sep

Rochester Institute of Technology is again being recognized as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2012 edition of its annual book, The Best 376 Colleges.

In addition, among colleges recognized for “best career services,” RIT ranks eighth this year. RIT has one of the oldest and largest cooperative-education programs in the nation.

Approximately 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are included in the book. It has two-page profiles of each school and ranking lists based on student responses that highlight the top 20 colleges in more than 60 categories.

In its profile on RIT, The Princeton Review quotes extensively from students at the university who were surveyed for the book. The publication credits RIT for “uniting creativity, innovation and applied knowledge.”

According to the summary of RIT student comments, “Across the board, there is an ‘emphasis on hands-on learning.’ Thanks to the ‘relatively small class sizes,’ teachers and students often develop personal relationships, and ‘even in the larger lecture halls, professors try to get to know each student.’”

RIT is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging technology, sustainability, and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. More than 17,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled, including more than 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students, in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs.


Freshmen welcomed at Tiger Walk

7 Sep

Here’s a quick glimpse of RIT’s annual Tiger Walk, where the RIT community turns out to welcome the incoming freshman class. This year, 2,750 first-year students, including more than 300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the United States, received a rousing welcome from fellow students, faculty and staff.