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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
New chairs for the 27 classrooms in the Student Hall for Exploration and Development and in Wallace Library will be on display in the Fireside Lounge this week. Students are invited to sample the different furniture until Feb. 4.
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.