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Gift strengthens link between RIT and Genesee Country Village & Museum (access required)

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A $1.3 million gift from an alumnus of Rochester Institute of Technology and his wife will expand a relationship between the university and the Genesee Country Village & Museum.   The two institutions have been working together under a memorandum of ...

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Local institutions, companies receive innovation grants (access required)

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Several local colleges and universities will receive tens of thousands of dollars in state grants to support their innovation and collaboration with small- and medium-size manufacturers. A total of $417,165 is being awarded from the Jeff Lawrence Innovation Fund, FuzeHub ...

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So you’ve got your kid into college, but will they graduate? (access required)

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Just in time for back-to-college, a new book says higher education has a dirty little secret: dropout rates. David Kirp, author of “The College Dropout Scandal,” says it’s shameful that 40 percent of college students seeking a bachelor’s degree never ...

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RIT finds path for some students through community colleges (access required)

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Some students who might not normally get into Rochester Institute of Technology now have an alternate pathway to reach their goal through three local community colleges. RIT announced a pilot program Wednesday in conjunction with Monroe, Finger Lakes and Genesee ...

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Anderson Cooper headlines RIT’s Brick City Weekend (access required)

Anderson Cooper speaks at RIT Oct. 19.

News correspondent Anderson Cooper will be the featured speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Brick City Homecoming & Family Weekend in October. Cooper, a correspondent for CBS’s “60 Minutes” and anchor of “Anderson Cooper 360°,” will speak at 2 p.m. ...

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RIT to help boost STEM for low-income students at many colleges (access required)

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A $370,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow Rochester Institute of Technology to help other colleges compete for federal funding aimed at expanding STEM opportunities for bright, low-income students. “It’s critical to our national interests that we do ...

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Three women poised to take first-ever higher-ed leadership roles (access required)

Incoming University of Rochester president Sarah C. Mangelsdorf.  photo by J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester

On July 1, three women will create history in the Rochester area as each one officially becomes the first woman to preside over her respective college or university.

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Technology jobs need the humanities, panelists say (access required)

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Though employers, educators and even parents have fixated on STEM disciplines to prepare young people for jobs in an increasingly technological society, a recently convened expert panel said it’s important to remember the humanities. And above all, they said, young ...

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