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spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer spacer May 18, 2007
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RIT celebrates Class of 2007

RIT is ready for a memorable conclusion to the academic year with its celebration of the 122nd annual Commencement. Graduating students, their family and friends, and the entire campus community will converge for a weekend of pride and excitement May 25-26. Activities kick off with

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Clinton to address graduates

William Jefferson Clinton will be the keynote speaker at RIT’s 2007 Academic Convocation, part of the university’s 122nd Commencement. A graduate of Georgetown University, he won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University in 1968. He received a law degree from Yale University in 1973 and,

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Senior project sheds new light on the RIT campus

It’s a green light, but it doesn’t signal “go.” That’s because it’s “green” environmentally, not in hue. To most passersby, the wind-powered walkway light–the only one of its kind on campus–and its telltale “flutter-effect” sound have gone largely unnoticed, guesses Jessie Gmeinder, a fifth-year mechanical

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‘Micro-e’ program hits quarter-century mark

Communication. Virtual commerce. Healthcare breakthroughs. Entertainment. Access to a base of knowledge accumulated from the start of time. All any time, any place . . . and attributed to advances in the semiconductor industry. For more than a quarter century, RIT has contributed to this

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New Student Government leadership lays out agenda

Ed Wolf and Sasha Malinchoc emerged from a field of four teams to become Student Government’s next president and vice president. Wolf says his candidacy grew out of a desire to spur change. “I remember sitting around with a bunch of my friends complaining about the

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RIT SportsZone’ achieves milestone

A line of excited hockey fans–waiting–snakes its way across the Ritter Arena lobby. With a video camera mounted on his shoulder, third-year film and animation student Kent Weaver pans the scene–cover video for use in an RIT SportsZone feature on hockey star Derek Roy. As

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‘Lunar’ rocks, craters no match for RIT moonbuggy

Next stop: the moon. RIT’s Human-Powered Vehicle Team rolled to a first-place finish in the 14th annual Great Moonbuggy Race, April 13-14, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, in Huntsville, Ala. The six-member student team finished with the fastest time–four minutes and 38 seconds, nine

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RIT Baja team to host worldwide racers this summer (June 7-10)

Long after most college students have begun their summer vacations, the RIT Baja team will still be pulling all-nighters. And it will have plenty of company. RIT will host more than 140 other Baja teams from colleges and universities around the world June 7-10 for

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A fond farewell

Students, faculty and staff will have another chance to say goodbye to President Simone June 15–officially “Albert J. Simone Day” in Monroe County and the City of Rochester. A 10 a.m. ceremony and ice cream social will be held in the administrative circle, near the Sentinel sculpture. Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy will be on hand to deliver a proclamation. After serving RIT for 15 years, Simone’s last day is June 30.

Submitted by Josh Lehrer


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