• September 28, 2023

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    WITR-FM (89.7) gets stronger airwaves

    WITR-FM (89.7), RIT’s student-run radio station, recently got a jump in power, from 910 watts to 3,000 watts, which now enables listeners in portions of counties surrounding Monroe, some 30 miles away, to hear the station clearly.

  • September 18, 2023

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    RIT’s second week at the 2023 Rochester Fringe Festival

    Hundreds of people attended a performance by an RIT-related act during the first week of the 12-day Rochester Fringe Festival, with students, faculty, and staff contributing music, dance, comedy, poetry, photojournalism, in downtown Rochester. And nearly 20 other RIT-related performances are scheduled later this week.

  • September 11, 2023

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    RIT well represented at 2023 Rochester Fringe Festival

    RIT students, faculty, and staff will contribute music, dance, comedy, poetry, photojournalism, and more during the 12th annual Rochester Fringe Festival, which begins Tuesday, Sept. 12, and runs through Sept. 23 in downtown Rochester.

  • August 28, 2023

    person in a cherry picker installing the last letter of Fredericka Douglass Sprague Perry Hall on the outside of a brick building.

    Fredericka Douglass Sprague Perry Hall commemoration planned

    A commemoration to rename an RIT residence hall after a granddaughter of abolitionist Frederick Douglass will be held Thursday evening in conjunction with RIT’s annual Lighting the Way ceremony to welcome women and non-binary students to campus.

  • August 25, 2023

    rows of college students wearing hair nets and filling bags with pasta, rice, and grains.

    Students participate in seventh Hunger Project

    Thousands of RIT’s first-year students participated in the seventh Hunger Project on Aug. 25 in Ritter Arena. Students packaged more than 115,000 meals for the Rochester community that will be distributed through FoodLink.

  • August 25, 2023

    row of college students throwing paper airplanes.

    New students are off to a roaring start after convocation

    Turn big dreams into reality. That was just one piece of advice for the newest Rochester Institute of Technology students who attended the New Student Convocation on Aug. 24. The annual event included welcomes from administrators, the new Student Government president, and a lesson in adventure featuring RIT President David Munson.

  • August 23, 2023

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    Meet Darcie Jones, RIT’s Student Government president

    Darcie Jones, a fifth-year mechanical engineering major from Reading, Pa., is this year’s Student Government president, representing more than 19,000 students on RIT’s Henrietta and overseas campuses. There were four sets of candidates this year, the most in recent history. This year’s Student Government vice president is J.T. Lapham, a fourth-year biochemistry major from Queensbury, N.Y.

  • August 21, 2023

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    RIT welcomes more than 3,300 new undergraduates this week

    The new undergraduate students come from 48 states (all but Iowa and Wyoming); Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; Guam; U.S. Virgin Islands; and 47 countries, with the largest contingent coming from India, Canada, and China. In addition, there are 927 new graduate students.