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RIT, RCSD and NACME unite to increase minorities in engineering

RIT is joining the Rochester City School District and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) in a new program designed to identify and develop engineering talent among inner city students. Beginning next fall, RIT expects to admit annually eight to 10 students who have participated in NACME's Engineering Vanguard Program. Vanguard scholars receive intense academic preparation in high school and full tuition and housing scholarships for college.

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Open house: Check out University Commons

The RIT community will have an opportunity to visit the newly built University Commons at Riverknoll during an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 16. Light refreshments will be served. University Commons, a 252-bed student apartment complex, is one facet of a housing initiative to replace 1,600 bed spaces at Riverknoll and Racquet Club. Each furnished unit in the Commons has an electronic alarm system, appliances and air conditioning, and comes with connections for phone, cable and Ethernet. Capstone Properties will manage the new units.

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New Faculty in Residence: an alum who understands the RIT life
"It's extremely important that we break the boundaries that have been created not only between faculty and students, but between students and students." I'm responsible for teaching my students much more than just subject material. I take an active role inside and outside of the classroom -- to teach enthusiasm, attitude, perseverance, communication and leadership. My hope is for students to become active participants in their communities, and I'm proud to be able to say that I can help shape their lives."
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Brick City Festival celebrates the old, heralds the new at RIT
Just a reminder! RIT's Brick City Festival celebrating 30 years on the Henrietta campus happens this weekend, Oct. 9-11. Take a gander at the photographs here borrowed from RIT's archives; they date from early days of the new campus. You can catch a campus slide retrospective with dozens of photographs beginning at 7:15 p.m. on Saturday in Clark Gym.
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The Web now lists RIT 1998-99 undergrad catalog
Class seekers can now find RIT's 1998-99 Undergraduate Bulletin on the World Wide Web. RIT University News Services in conjunction with University Publications has published the Web version of the document, now accessible through the undergraduate page of the academics button, or directly from http://www.rit.edu/ ~930www/ Proj/UGrad/UGradCat/ index.html.
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