May 21, 2020
RIT team prepares for virtual cyber defense national championship
RIT’s cyber defense team is getting a first-hand look at the challenges of socially distanced business operations, as they prepare for a new format of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). The annual championship is part of the nation’s largest college-level cyber defense competition, an extracurricular event that helps to train the next generation of cybersecurity experts.
May 21, 2020
RIT announces Fall Planning Task Force
RIT continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with the creation of the Fall Planning Task Force and the work of three committees.
May 19, 2020
RIT students eligible for federal CARES Act funding
RIT will distribute nearly $5.2 million in emergency federal funding under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to assist students with unexpected costs incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 18, 2020
RIT will no longer require SAT or ACT scores from applicants beginning in fall 2021
RIT will make submitting ACT and SAT scores optional for prospective students applying for admission for fall 2021 and beyond. RIT joins a growing number of colleges and universities who are no longer requiring applicants to submit their test scores.
May 15, 2020
Students are holding their college graduation ceremony in Minecraft
PC Gamer features the Minecraft graduation ceremony hosted by RIT's Electronic Gaming Society.
May 14, 2020
RIT students organize bonus graduation ceremony via Minecraft
RIT’s Class of 2020 is getting a bonus opportunity after last week’s virtual conferral of degrees — a ceremony in the video game Minecraft that will allow them to virtually walk across the graduation stage, receive a diploma from “Minecraft Munson” and take a photo with the Tiger statue.
May 12, 2020
Darci Lane-Williams receives 2020 Edwina Award
Darci Lane-Williams, assistant director of Title IX and Clery Compliance, has received the 2020 Edwina Award for her significant contributions to enhance gender diversity and inclusiveness at RIT. In addition, 10 graduating students were also named as “Legacy Leaders.”
May 8, 2020
Record number of RIT students to graduate
Friday’s celebration of the Class of 2020 certainly cannot replace the atmosphere of a traditional commencement, which RIT plans to host on campus when it’s deemed safe. But many of graduates say they won’t let the pandemic, or the circumstances surrounding the virtual celebration, define them or their feelings about their time at RIT. (Pictured: Bradley Speck, who will finish his classes online this summer, has a job waiting for him at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, where he completed four co-ops.)
May 6, 2020
RIT graduate Peter Yeung found perfect fit within university’s deaf community
Eight years ago, as a high school junior, Peter Yeung participated in NTID's Explore Your Future, a program that introduces deaf and hard-of-hearing high schoolers to career opportunities. Today, Yeung is an RIT/NTID graduate who has completed three degrees and has started his career as a user experience architect with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in Springfield, Va.
May 4, 2020
RIT Class of 2020 Master Plan gives grads a solid next step
RIT has announced a tuition scholarship program for this year’s RIT graduates seeking to further advance their career opportunities while the job market recalibrates and the country responds to the coronavirus pandemic. The RIT Class of 2020 Master Plan includes a special scholarship covering 55% of graduate tuition. RIT students who graduate in May or August this year may be eligible for this scholarship.
May 4, 2020
Graduate plans to continue learning as cybersecurity researcher at MITRE corporation
Just because computing security student Jack McKenna is graduating, that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop learning. In his new job as a cybersecurity researcher at MITRE, McKenna, will constantly be on the lookout for new ways to use computing security techniques in order to help strengthen the nation’s cyber defenses.
May 4, 2020
RIT leadership to hold virtual town hall on Thursday
RIT President David Munson will host a virtual town hall Thursday, May 7, to discuss the current and future state of the university in response to the coronavirus pandemic.