Nazareth transitions to university status
The name change - which legally went into effect at midnight on June 1 – comes as the school prepares to celebrate its 100th year in 2024.
Li-Cycle joins Shift2 in donating laptops to Edison Tech seniors
The donated refurbished laptops were presented on Thursday to students who have completed a college application, a financial aid application or have actively pursued employment in the trades.
New training program aims to alleviate EMS personnel shortage
Monroe County will allot $4.2 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for an innovative program to help combat the shortage of emergency medical personnel by training 160 candidates over the next four years. The program, developed by Pittsford Volunteer Ambulance, will actively recruit candidates, particularly from traditionally underserved communities, then provide […]
Nazareth becomes teach-out partner for soon-defunct Medaille University
Medaille recently announced it would close because of declining enrollment and outstanding liabilities.
UR named an REU site for undergraduate semiconductor research
The University of Rochester is one of six new grant supported Research Experiences for Undergraduates’ (SRC) sites that will provide undergraduate students with hands-on research opportunities in STEM priority areas related to semiconductors.
Semiconductor advancement program unveiled at G7 includes RIT
Rochester Institute of Technology is joining five other U.S. universities in an international partnership aimed at improving competitiveness in computer chip design, development and manufacturing.
Brighton school promises a new model for higher education
Ian Mortimer’s comfort with ambiguity is probably a good thing as he settles into his role as the inaugural president of the newly established Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship.
Donation to Fisher funds lecture series, scholarships
A $250,000 gift to St. John Fisher University will create an endowment to secure the future of the annual Robert and Janice Loss Science Lecture Series, which celebrated 20 years in 2023. The gift was from Janice C. Loss, a board of trustee member at the university and alum, along with her husband, Frederick Cohn, […]
Lawsuit claims university failed to address sexual misconduct allegations
A federal lawsuit filed by four women last week claims Roberts Wesleyan University failed to address allegations of sexual misconduct and dissuaded them from speaking with law enforcement. Also named as defendants are Michael Broberg, a former Roberts administrator, and Samson McCrady, a 2016 graduate whom three of the four women accused of sexual assault. […]
The SHED’s inaugural director named at RIT
Tiffany Brodner has been named Rochester Institute of Technology’s inaugural executive director of the Student Hall for Exploration and Development (SHED), following a national search. She assumed the role in April. “Tiffany brings a unique and strong set of skills and experiences that will enable her to oversee the day-to-day operations of this new facility and […]
Porterfield departs Roberts Wesleyan University ‘a better person and a better leader’
“This is a very special community, and I will miss it,” Porterfield said, referring to both the university and Greater Rochester region. “The history, community and energy that exists here is unlike any other.”
Nazareth expands Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans and dependents
Nazareth is expanding its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans and dependents to include Nazareth graduate and certificate students this fall. Nazareth already provides funding to unlimited eligible students for undergraduate studies. The Yellow Ribbon Program makes additional funds available to qualifying students on top of the typical Veterans Admini[...]