Frisina Quad

If you have ever dined at the Commons or lived in Mark Ellingson Hall, you have walked through Frisina Quad, formerly known as RIT’s Central Court. This place holds  an important piece of RIT history: it was the primary site for the dedication of NTID in 1974, to honor the late U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. This dedication ceremony was attended by more than 3,000 people, with distinguished speakers such as Lady Bird Johnson, Congressman Daniel J. Flood of Pennsylvania, New York Governor Hugh Carey, NTID Director Robert Frisina, and RIT President Paul Miller. To commemorate the event, a tree was planted by Lady Bird and still stands outside Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall.


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