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Catertrax grows following acquisition (access required)

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Village Gate-based Catertrax has been making some major moves following the acquisition of the company by the Volaris Group in November. Catertrax, originally founded as Hospitality 101 in 2000, develops software specifically for catering services designed to streamline and consolidate ...

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UR students continue to call for change (access required)

From left, Lindsay Wrobel, Jenna Register and Marissa Adams.

On a frigid January afternoon, the winds whip through the crossroads of the University of Rochester’s Wilson Commons. On the steps leading into the campus center, alumna Jenna Register clutches a megaphone. “We now know their moral compass—do they align ...

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What could legal weed mean for NY? (access required)

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Quietly filed and awaiting review in the New York Senate Finance Committee sits S3040A, known more commonly as the “Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act” (MRTA), a bill that aims to make recreational marijuana legal for adults in New York State. ...

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Looking inward to fight racism in Rochester (access required)

From left, Nikki Haynesworth, Regina Randall and Michael Boucher of St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center's Structural Racism Initiative.

It is a harsh reality to acknowledge that the specter of racism still permeates every layer of society—from employment, to neighborhoods to the health of communities. Although discrimination is no longer legal, oppression, segregation and unequal opportunities still haunt American ...

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Manufacturing jobs go begging (access required)

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Manufacturing has grown up. It may not be the sexiest career choice, but gone are the days when you came home from the factory floor covered in dirt and sweat, clamoring for a cold beer and a coffee table to put your feet on. With technological advances and an ever-increasing move toward automation, manufacturing looks nothing like it did just a few decades ago. Manufacturing is an industry that not only pays well but is expected to have millions of job openings over the next decade. It’s also an industry whose skills gap is seemingly widening on a daily basis...

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RIT develops cellular quality app (access required)

Green squares show higher quality cell signal on RIT Cellular Metrics app.

Students and professors at Rochester Institute of Technology have come up with a free mobile phone app that will allow you to determine the quality—speed and reliability—of your mobile phone signal at any location. For individual consumers of the four major carriers, the information provided by the RIT Cellular Metrics app could be useful for deciding on whether to switch phone service carriers, or whether to wait to watch a movie on the device until the viewer is in a location with a higher-quality signal.

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