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  • May 14, 2020

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    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.

  • April 28, 2020

    student standing with electric motorcycle.

    Clubs keep students connected from a distance

    As students at RIT have successfully transitioned to temporary online learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve also found ways of connecting with their peers to continue their interests with clubs, organizations and performing arts.

  • April 20, 2020

    statue on RIT campus recreated using Minecraft bricks.

    Students use ‘Minecraft’ to recreate a digital RIT campus

    One brick at a time — that’s how members of RIT’s Electronic Gaming Society are building a digital version of the RIT campus in the video game Minecraft. As universities across the country closed their campuses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students went to Minecraft as a way to stay connected with their schools. The game allows multiple players to collaborate on building structures and designing landscapes, including recreating physical places.

  • April 16, 2020

    crowd of people standing in the shape of a ribbon.

    RIT’s Relay For Life goes virtual this year for American Cancer Society

    Relay For Life was preparing for its eighth year to benefit the American Cancer Society when the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizers to change plans. So instead of nearly 1,000 people participating in a 12-hour walking marathon in the Gordon Field House, this year’s Relay For Life will be a five-day online event that will provide entertainment, donation challenges, celebrations of life and more.

  • March 25, 2020

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    RIT wins Northeast regional collegiate cyber defense competition

    A team of RIT cybersecurity students is moving on to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) after taking first place at the Northeast regional competition March 20–22. The students pulled together a win, despite having to compete from separate locations across the country, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • February 20, 2020

    student fitting miniature donkey with 3D-printed horseshoe.

    Saler’s new 3D-printed shoes

    Saler, a miniature donkey, received new, 3D-printed shoes this past weekend at Karen and Bob Pinkney’s Wychmere Farms in Ontario, N.Y.  RIT biomedical engineering students were among the unlikely team brought together to help the 9-month-old little donkey whose tendons did not develop properly in his front legs.

  • February 5, 2020

    team of students on beach of Lake Ontario in winter.

    Student Spotlight: Greek life student plunges to help Special Olympics

    Freezin’ for a Reason. That’s the motto of Rochester’s Polar Plunge and now the adopted saying for third-year game design and development student Harry McCardell. He’s ready to represent his fraternity, Phi Sigma Kappa, as president and run into frozen Lake Ontario.