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St. John Fisher to expand nursing program

St. John Fisher will be expanding the Wegmans School of Nursing program. The college was awarded a $471,155 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training program. The BHWET program works to inflate ...

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RIT student to compete on ‘Ninja Warrior’

Rochester Institute of Technology student Jonathan Alexis is a finalist—selected out of 70,000 people—for American Ninja Warrior, an NBC show on which contestants compete for $1 million, officials said Monday. Alexis is an electrical engineering student at RIT. Only 15 competitors will ...

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Roberts, Northeastern raise $44 million

  Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary have raised  $44 million in funding from more than 3,200 donors—surpassing their campaign goal of $42 million, officials announced Monday. The funding is the largest amount raised in both institutions’ histories, officials said. The ...

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Two on list of Best Community Colleges

New York  State has a strong showing in two new reports by finance website WalletHub. The state ranks ninth in a report of Best Community College Systems. On 2017’s Best & Worst Community Colleges list, Monroe Community College ranked 117th and ...

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RIT named a national center for cyber defense

Rochester Institute of Technology has been named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research through 2022, officials said. Those with the designation seek to advance cyber defense technologies, policies and practices to help protect the country from ...

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Roberts Wesleyan College adds corporate partners

Roberts Wesleyan College has signed three organizations—Catholic Charities, Mary Cariola Children’s Center and St. Ann’s Community—to its Corporate Partnership program. “This partnership shows each organization’s commitment to education and supporting employees in achieving their full potential,” said Kimberley Wiedefeld, vice ...

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RIT graduate student awarded NASA fellowship

A local Ph.D. student has been chosen—from 141 applicants—for a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in Astrophysics Research, officials announced Friday. Chi Nguyen, a graduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology, studies how galaxies formed in the early universe ...

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