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Sep 29, 2023

We can make Russia pay Ukraine literally for needlessly starting a war

A vote in the United Nations Security Council would provide an appropriate legal basis for seizing Russian assets.

Sep 26, 2023

Bridging the gap between startups and manufacturers key to boosting Rochester’s innovation economy

The key to unlocking the future potential of our innovation economy rests on effective partnerships — ones that help innovators bridge the gap from prototype to production.

Sep 15, 2023

Networking is about more than simply being liked | Guest Opinion

Willy Loman never did get that there was more to business success than just being liked.

Sep 1, 2023

Western vs. Chinese Communist Party views of universal values: Do both make sense? | Guest Opinion

President Biden likes to say that in contemporary times, one of the central battles being fought in the world is between autocracies and democracies. Clearly, this is one plausible way of looking at the world in which we live. In furtherance of this dichotomous view of the world, it is interesting to study how the […]

Jul 31, 2023

From mining to recycling: Embracing the clean industrial revolution in Rochester

I made a leap of faith two years ago and moved from Missouri to make Rochester my permanent home. My motivation was mainly based on better education opportunities for my family and to discover a place where we could truly belong. Rochester checked off those boxes. Living a nomadic lifestyle, thanks to my father’s military […]

Jul 14, 2023

Music, the Public Market and civility | Guest Opinion

“The City was, and still is, the Centre of a various, intelligent, enterprising, liberal, and growing population … Its people were industrious and in comfortable circumstances: not so rich as to be indifferent to the claims of humanity and not so poor as to be unable to help any good cause which commanded the approval […]

Jun 30, 2023

India is open for business: Should the United States continue to invest?

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the United States (U.S.) has generated a significant amount of buzz in both India and the U.S. The Prime Minister actively sought new private and public investment in India from the U.S. The message is unmistakably clear: India is open for and seeks continued investment from […]

Jun 9, 2023

Innovation, collaboration key to successful workforce development model

What is unique in our approach is being able to expose students at a very young age to skilled trades, manufacturing, mechatronics and other growing employment sectors

May 25, 2023

Policy change in state budget addresses key barrier to employment | Guest Opinion

A budget proposal advanced by the Governor and adopted by the legislature will create a six-month, 100% income disregard for New Yorkers receiving public assistance.

May 12, 2023

Remembering William Chapin and his contribution to pro golf in Rochester | Guest Opinion

Golf is big business and that will never be more evident than next week in Rochester, when the PGA Championship is played at Oak Hill Country Club. The players are competing for $15 million with the winner taking home $2.7 million. The PGA estimates $200 million in economic impact in our community. Oak Hill Country […]

May 5, 2023

Rochester and its garment workers: Then and now | Guest Opinion

even though the working conditions of women in general have improved in the United States, the working conditions of many female garment workers in the world’s developing nations such as Bangladesh and Cambodia have improved very little.

Apr 27, 2023

The case for solar farms | Guest Opinion

This essay aims to dispel common and enduring misunderstandings about solar energy and show that this resource can deliver an abundant, reliable, and affordable energy future to New York State with a minimum environmental footprint. Abundance: The sun is a giant energy resource for planet earth. It reliably powers the weather and life without us […]