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RIT research funding climbs

Even in a bad economy, it was a good year for sponsored research at Rochester Institute of Technology.  The college’s annual report shows that for the fiscal year ended June 30 it received $58.4 million in new research awards. The ...

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New leader guides college’s future

When Anne Kress became president of Monroe Community College in June, the reception was far different from what she received after her last promotion.  As soon as her name was announced by the MCC board of trustees as the candidate ...

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Classes swell at colleges

After a year of declining endowments and rising material costs, most local colleges and universities are getting a little breathing room in the form of larger-than-expected enrollment numbers.  Enrollments are up nearly across the board, a combination of greater efforts ...

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Outlook may be improving for machine shops

Skilled machinists soon will be in demand again, the program coordinator at Monroe Community College’s Applied Technology Center predicts.  Robert Lasch said the college’s tooling and machining program this fall is looking at its highest full-time enrollment in 10 years ...

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Basic statistic

Each September brings another school year and, for many area residents, another reminder of how much they contribute to paying the cost of operating public schools.  Those relieved to see a more modest increase-or even slight decrease-in this year’s school ...

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NTID president in running to lead Gallaudet

Alan Hurwitz, president of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology, has been named one of four finalists to become the next president of Gallaudet University. The announcement was made by Benjamin Soukup, chairman of ...

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Paterson announces $900 million in education funding

Some $900 million in federal funding will be divvied up among some 700 school districts and charter schools throughout New York State, Gov. David Paterson announced Friday. The funding will be administered by the New York State Education Department through ...

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State adds, removes schools from improvement list

Two elementary schools in the Rochester City School District were removed from the New York State Education Department’s list of Schools in Need of Improvement based on 2008-09 data, while two others were added, the department announced this week. Lincoln ...

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SUNY Brockport to create business school

As part of a broader restructuring of academic departments, SUNY College at Brockport plans to evolve its department of business administration and economics into a separate school.  The school will be launched in about three years and provide greater opportunities ...

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RIT offers master’s in criminal justice

Rochester Institute of Technology this year is starting one of the first masters of science degree in criminal justice programs to target local crime policy issues facing towns and municipalities nationwide, school officials said Thursday. The program provides research and ...

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Rochester school district launches new Web site

The Rochester City School District on Tuesday unveiled a revamped Web site with a new format designed to be more user-friendly, district officials said. In the coming weeks, the district also is slated to roll out new sites for its ...

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RIT engineering school gets nanotechnology grant

The microsystems engineering program in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology has been awarded a $550,000 grant for a nanotechnology project. The grant comes from industry leader Sematech and allows RIT to work with both ...

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N.Y.’s 529 plan ranks fifth in study

New York’s 529 College Savings Program ranked fifth among 52 direct-sold plans in one-year investment performance for the quarter ended June 30, a study released Monday by Perinton-based Savingforcollege.com LLC said.

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