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Simon School receives $3M for endowed professorships

The Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester received two major gifts from international donors, totaling $3 million, to establish endowed professorships.

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Spotlight: Education work force declines but remains large

Education employees account for more than half of state and local government workers nationwide, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. State and local governments had the equivalent of 8.9 million full-time education workers in 2008, or 53 ...

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The Loop

Lacing them up Best Times Financial Planning recently expanded its staff, adding David Benedict and Geordie Robertson. Yes, that’s the same Geordie who is a former hockey player and was inducted into the Rochester Americans Hall of Fame in 1993. ...

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RIT, RGHS name managing director

Rochester General Health System and the Rochester Institute of Technology have named an RIT official as managing director of the school's and health system's collaborative alliance.

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UR to play role in health care network

The University of Rochester will be part of an upstate research network for Fair Health Inc., a new non-profit that will develop an independent database for a consumer reimbursement system for out-of-network health care charges, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

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Region’s state colleges expect financial hits

This area’s state colleges brought in a combined $250 million in revenue for their most recently reported fiscal year, but officials expect state budget cutbacks to cause financial harm for the coming years. SUNY College at Geneseo reported $103.6 million ...

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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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