News

  • January 15, 2021

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    Strategic updates to campus will last beyond the pandemic

    RIT spent more than $8.2 million to make RIT’s campus as safe and clean as possible so that students, faculty, and staff could study and work confidently and comfortably. The university’s Infrastructure and Health Technologies Task Force implemented a variety of changes to RIT’s academic settings, housing, and dining designed to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

     

  • January 15, 2021

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    Creative complex coming to campus in 2023

    Design work on the multipurpose Innovative Maker and Learning Complex continued after the COVID-19 pandemic closed the campus in March. The current plan is for work on the foundation to start in spring 2021, and the building to open in fall 2023.

  • November 23, 2020

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    RIT Dining delivering safe solutions to keep students fed

    With so many uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year, one thing remains constant: People need to eat. Whether it’s a breakfast sandwich, a healthy salad, or even a hot Thanksgiving Day meal, the essential workers at RIT Dining have scrambled this year to safely accommodate hungry students, faculty, and staff.

  • October 16, 2020

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    Sarah Haberbusch celebrates 50 years at RIT

    Sarah Haberbusch has been an integral piece of the fabric of RIT for 50 years. She began her career at the university in October 1970, and over the past half-century, Haberbusch has seen many changes.

  • October 2, 2020

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    RIT students plan BLM rally on campus

    A Black Lives Matter rally, complete with speakers, music, poetry, and dancing groups, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, on campus by RIT students. Performances are expected by RIT Velocity, a student-run urban dance team, and Sunshine 2.0 performance group from RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

  • September 23, 2020

    Bruce Bates in hockey locker room.

    Bruce Bates receives RIT’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award

    Over the past 50 years, Bruce Bates has worked with seven RIT presidents behind the scenes. He witnessed RIT move a campus from downtown to Henrietta. And he’s made strategic decisions that have helped propel RIT to the global university it is today. For his dedication and passion to RIT, Bates will receive RIT’s inaugural Lifetime Achievement in Philanthropy Award during a virtual celebration on Sept. 24.

  • September 16, 2020

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    RIT invests in blockchain-focused fund Cosimo X

    Cosimo X invests in businesses that use digital assets and blockchain protocols to advance the digital economy. According to industry experts, the investment by RIT marks the first time that any university in the United States has directly invested in a tokenized venture fund. The fund’s parent company, Cosimo Ventures, was co-founded six years ago by RIT alumnus Robert Frasca ’88 (mechanical engineering).