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Business chiefs take turns as school leaders

The Rochester PENCIL Partnership Program builds relationships between business leaders and principals to inspire innovative solutions to the challenges facing Rochester's schools. Leaders from 80 companies joined with school principals to share insights, skills and expertise to support students.

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Roberts Wesleyan trustees raise $850,000 for student aid

After visiting health services at Roberts Wesleyan College, one female student found she had a serious ailment that would require a kidney transplant. She missed a year of school, and when she returned needed a relative to co-sign her student loan because her parents had tapped out in paying her medical bills.

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Markets hammer funds

Modest recoveries in the stock market were not enough for local colleges to offset the damage done to endowments throughout the fiscal year that ended in June. Most local endowments lost roughly 20 percent of their value from the previous ...

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Innovation engine

The University of Rochester has received $34.5 million in federal stimulus funding for an array of projects over the last six months, and the money supported 116 jobs and boosted sponsored research after a dip in that funding during the ...

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Schools’ revenues top $3B

Local private colleges and universities generated a total of $3 billion in revenue and spent $2.8 billion during fiscal years ending in 2008, financial filings from the schools show. Income from tuition and fees led to revenue increases for these ...

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Q4: Ian Gatley, director, Center for Student Innovation, RIT

Q: Why did Rochester Institute of Technology decide to build the Center for Student Innovation? A: During RIT president Bill Destler’s inaugural address, he asked the RIT community to imagine how powerful it would be if our students had the ...

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Superintendents group to meet here

The New York State Council of School Superintendents will meet in Rochester for its annual Fall Leadership Summit on Sunday and Monday, officials from the Greater Rochester Visitors Association Inc. announced Tuesday.

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Future Hall of Famers learn the ropes in JA

When the Rochester Business Hall of Fame was founded eight years ago, it became one of only two permanent exhibits of its kind in the nation. The idea was to create an institution that honors the entrepreneurs and business leaders ...

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Non-Profit Report: Cornell University, Cooperative Extension, Monroe County

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County, like similar organizations in all New York counties, seeks to meet residents’ needs for information and solve practical problems using the resources of Cornell University and the national Cooperative Extension system according to local ...

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Center will extend college’s educational reach

Even without a single Bunsen burner or white coat, the newly renovated Nazareth College Arts Center is a kind of laboratory, school officials say. Students learning to flutter across the stage or transmit emotion through the tip of a paintbrush ...

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Designers weighed facility’s wide range of uses

From production crews to performers to the audience itself, every perspective was equally essential in conceiving and constructing the new Nazareth College Arts Center.  Doing it under budget-within the existing shell of the center and in consideration of the range ...

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RIT to bring national filmmaker for discussion

Rochester Institute of Technology presents activist filmmaker Joslyn Barnes Monday for a discussion about creative vision of film in support of economic and social justice.

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Arts center kicks up its heels for opening week

The curtain is about to rise on the new-look Nazareth College Arts Center and its 2009-10 season. Opening week will be packed with events, from the black-tie unveiling of the center itself to free activities for the community. All events ...

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