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  • January 20, 2022

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    RIT’s annual Let Freedom Ring event rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 1

    RIT’s annual Let Freedom Ring event has been rescheduled to take place from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, in Ingle Auditorium. The event was originally planned to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but was rescheduled when RIT closed due to a powerful winter storm.

  • December 15, 2021

    side-by-side portraits of Andy Head and Jill Bradbury.

    Podcast: Making the Performing Arts Inclusive and Accessible 

    Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 54: Jill Bradbury, chair of the Department of Performing Arts in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and Andy Head, assistant professor in the Department of Performing Arts in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, discuss what the recent collaboration between the theater departments of NTID and CLA will mean, including more inclusive and accessible theater experiences for audience members with varying disabilities.

  • December 3, 2021

    closeup of RIT President Munson talking into a radio station microphone.

    President Munson: Omicron variant monitored daily

    The new COVID-19 omicron variant, Imagine RIT, RIT Dubai, housing renovations, and athletics were among the topics President Munson discussed during his latest “Ask Munson” question-and-answer interview Thursday on WITR (89.7) radio.

  • November 30, 2021

    Alumnus and trustee Frank Sklarsky.

    Longtime RIT supporters give $2.5 million to SHED project

    RIT alumnus and trustee Frank Sklarsky ’78 and his wife, Ruth, have made a significant gift to the university’s one-of-a-kind maker space and performing arts complex. They have given $2.5 million to RIT’s Student Hall for Exploration and Development (the SHED) to establish the Sklarsky Glass Box Theater.

  • November 11, 2021

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    Alumnus Jeffrey Harris named chair of RIT Board of Trustees

    Jeffrey Harris has been named the 21st chairperson of RIT’s Board of Trustees. Harris, who has served on the RIT board for nearly 15 years, graduated from RIT in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in photographic sciences.

  • November 4, 2021

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    Constructing RIT’s future 

    The Rochester Beacon talks to David Munson, president of RIT, about the construction projects happening on campus.

  • October 21, 2021

    group of masked people learning a dance.

    RIT/NTID partners with Garth Fagan Dance

    RIT students are already benefitting from a new partnership with Garth Fagan Dance, with RIT Performing Arts Scholarship students taking master classes downtown and students working on a semester-long arts management capstone project to deliver suggestions for the internationally known dance company to potentially implement.