News Stories


Type of Story
College / Division
  • January 22, 2021

    current RIT COVID-19 Alert Level: Yellow (Moderate Risk)

    RIT COVID-19 Alert Level moves to Yellow

    After careful consideration, we have made the decision to move our alert level on campus from Orange to Yellow, meaning that the prevalence of the virus on campus remains a moderate risk. While this changes our alert level closer to where we all would like to be, we must continue to be extremely vigilant. We must not let our guard down.

  • January 11, 2021

    professor wearing labcoat and examining a grow on a petri dish.

    RIT Sponsored Research garners $82 million

    RIT had its best year ever for sponsored research funding. For fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30, RIT received 382 new awards totaling $82 million. The record funding follows almost $58 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2019, also a record.

  • December 11, 2020

    book cover for T. Alan Hurwitz, Let's Go In, My Journey to a University Presidency.

    Former NTID president releases new memoir

    T. Alan Hurwitz, former president of NTID, details his experiences with leadership, family life, and advocacy as a Deaf individual in a newly published memoir, Let’s Go In: My Journey to a University Presidency.

  • December 10, 2020

    two students working in room with orange-tinted windows.

    Expanded RIT Master Plan gives grads a solid next step

    RIT has announced an extension to a tuition scholarship program for RIT graduates seeking to further advance their career opportunities while the job market recalibrates and the country responds to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • December 1, 2020

    three people wearing face masks and one person using sign language.

    RIT/NTID interpreting program earns national accreditation

    RIT’s ASL-English interpretation program has achieved accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education and now is one of only 16 accredited bachelor’s degree interpreting programs in the United States. 

  • November 20, 2020

    seven dancers performing on a stage.

    ‘Spoon River Anthology’ finds life at RIT

    A story written 100 years ago featuring epitaphs from dozens of deceased individuals is finding life this week as Spoon River Anthology premieres Saturday virtually on YouTube for the fall production from NTID.

  • November 13, 2020

    artist standing next to sculpture of Anna Murray Douglass, wife of Frederick Douglass.

    Anna Murray Douglass art installation to be unveiled Friday

    An art installation depicting Anna Murray Douglass, the first wife of famed social reformer and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, will be unveiled today at the site of where the couple lived at 297 Alexander St. in Rochester from 1848 to 1851. The piece was funded by RIT.

  • November 9, 2020

    Current RIT COVID-19 Alert Level: Orange: Moderate Risk.

    COVID Update: Alert Level Moves to Orange

    This past weekend we continued to experience a rise of COVID-19. Rates of infection have increased to the point where we must elevate our COVID Alert Level to Orange. This will prompt changes in the way we operate for the remainder of the semester.