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RIT welcomes its most diverse freshman class ever

22 Aug

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The 2,800 first-year students entering Rochester Institute of Technology this year are a talented group and the most diverse class in the university’s 188-year history. The entering class was selected from a record number of applications–more than 20,500. And while enrollment figures will not be confirmed until mid-September, early counts indicate that 29 percent of the first-year class self-identifies as people of color, up from 26.9 percent the previous year, with 17.5 percent from traditionally underrepresented minority populations, up from 15 percent a year ago. Deaf and hard-of-students are 8.5 percent of the class. More.

RIT named a National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research

21 Aug

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The National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have recognized Rochester Institute of Technology for its work in cybersecurity research and designated the university as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research. With the new certification, RIT students and faculty will have more opportunities to participate in research projects with government agencies, including the NSA and DHS. More.

Health Care Careers Camp 2017

26 Jul

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More than 40 deaf and hard-of-hearing students came to campus with the future in mind to experience different health care related careers. More

RIT included in 2018 ‘Fiske Guide to Colleges’

18 Jul

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Rochester Institute of Technology is among the universities included in the 2018 edition of the “Fiske Guide to Colleges.” The guide is a selective, subjective and systematic look at more than 300 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain aimed at selecting “the best and most interesting.”

The 2018 edition of the guide highlights RIT’s “spotlight on undergraduates,” and says “students seeking up-to-date technological preparation will be at home at RIT, and those who are geared up and ready to ‘go professional’ will be more than satisfied with its extensive co-op program.” The guide also cites RIT as “a leader in providing access and support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.” More.

Sports Journalism

18 Jul

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Jamaal Brown parlays his writing skills and his passion for being a reporter into a job in digital media for sports business. More