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UR settles sexual harassment suit for $9.4 million (access required)

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The University of Rochester will pay $9.4 million in a settlement agreement announced Friday with nine former professors and students who sued the institution in 2017 over its handling of sexual harassment complaints.  The parties released a joint statement, thanking ...

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UR, other colleges delay graduation ceremonies

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The University of Rochester, SUNY Brockport and Nazareth College are the latest colleges to announce postponements of their graduation ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  UR released a statement from President Sarah Mangelsdorf late Thursday afternoon cancelling graduation. Mangelsdorf said ...

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Cuomo orders restaurants, bars, casinos to close

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With the state closing of restaurants and bars Monday, as well as casinos, theaters and gyms, COVID-19-related restrictions grew more onerous for New Yorkers.  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced a pact with adjoining states Connecticut and New Jersey ...

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SUNY, University of Rochester students urged to go home as precaution for coronavirus

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State University of New York colleges and the University of Rochester will close down most in-person classes and teach the rest of the semester online in an effort to reduce the possibility of spreading the COVID-19 virus, it was announced ...

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Two Rochester-area astronomers honored (access required)

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Two Rochester-area astronomers – one retired, one still active in the field – have been named to the first class of fellows of the American Astronomical Society, a new honor recognizing extraordinary achievement in the field. Joel Kastner, astronomy professor  ...

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Students get boost in job, internship searches at RIT job fairs (access required)

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If there’s any doubt that Rochester Institute of Technology is still career-oriented, that doubt would evaporate quickly at one of the university’s job fairs. The second of two career fairs for all majors this year was held last week, drawing ...

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