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  • February 14, 2022

    political cartoon with Martin Luther King Jr. holding a sign that reads: Equal Rights and two police officers saying: We find your speech hurtful, Dr. King.

    Creating a free speech campus culture

    After the contested 2020 presidential election, the tumult of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, and the national protests following the killing of George Floyd, RIT looked inward to see how to address the political climate with the student body. The result is an increased effort to create a campus culture of free speech and to give students the skills to participate in civil discourse respectfully and productively long after they graduate.

  • February 11, 2022

    four student volunteers posing for a photo on a tree branch.

    Into the ROC schedule announced

    Into the ROC, a popular way for RIT students to explore and volunteer in the area where they attend school, has released its spring schedule, which includes maple syrup harvesting, museum tours, and a coffee crawl of local coffee roasters.

  • February 10, 2022

    RIT President Munson wearing a mask and speaking into a microphone in a radio station.

    Decrease in COVID brings hope for more normal commencement

    RIT President David Munson addressed COVID, Imagine RIT, RIT Dubai, athletic scholarships, and more during his latest “Ask Munson” question-and-answer interview Wednesday on WITR (89.7) radio. The show  is scheduled to be aired again 10 a.m. Saturday.

  • February 8, 2022

    three RIT men's hockey players playing on the ice.

    RIT hockey finally able to award athletic scholarships 

    WROC-TV talks to Jackie Nicholson, executive director of Intercollegiate Athletics; Wayne Wilson, men’s hockey head coach; and Celeste Brown, women’s hockey head coach, about the recent changes to NCAA bylaws that will allow RIT to give athletic scholarships to Division I student-athletes.

  • February 7, 2022

    four band members holding a giant novelty check for $500.

    Midnight Waves takes top honors in Ovation

    Midnight Waves, a band formed by RIT students last semester, were named overall winners of Friday’s Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase with its Latin/jazz combo performance of “The Tiger of San Pedro.”

  • February 7, 2022

    students working at a voting registration table outdoors.

    Horizons program planned to discuss societal solutions

    RIT students, faculty, and staff are invited to discuss non-partisan solutions to some of the most complex civic and political problems of our day as part of the Horizons program. The first, with the topic, “Youth and Opportunity: What Should We Do for Future Generations to Thrive?” is scheduled for Feb. 9.

  • January 31, 2022

    artist rendering of a stadium and field.

    Athletic facility improvements in home stretch

    RIT's outdoor athletic fields, including the outdoor track and baseball and softball fields, are getting a facelift. Next up: the installation of a state-of-the-art artificial turf field as well as the construction of a full stadium complex.

  • January 27, 2022

    student singing into a microphone.

    RIT students to perform in Ovation

    RIT students will have a chance to show their talents and compete for cash prizes during Ovation: RIT Performing Arts Showcase, from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Robert F. Panara Theatre in Lyndon Baines Hall. It is one of several events for this year’s 10-day FreezeFest festival.