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Online education is growing, reaching new audiences (access required)

Two things are certain about online education in 2020: the phenomenon will continue to grow in higher education settings, and institutions will continue to deliver it in their own unique ways. If you’ve been on social media in the last ...

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Peace Corps director will deliver RIT’s commencement speech (access required)

Peace Corps Director Josephine “Jody” Olsen will be the keynote speaker at Rochester Institute of Technology’s commencement weekend. Olsen will speak at the university’s academic convocation, 10 a.m. on May 8 in the Gordon Field House and Activities Center. After ...

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RIT takes out dormitory bonds for new construction, lower interest on its debt (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology has taken out $346.2 million in bonds through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York in anticipation of major building and renovation projects on campus. Nearly half the funds will go toward new construction ...

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RIT agreement helps scientists north and south share space observations (access required)

There are some things in space you just can’t see from here. That’s why Rochester Institute of Technology worked over the last three years with Argentinian officials to renovate an observatory near La Plata, Argentina, that had been unused since ...

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Marlee Matlin comes to RIT Dec. 5 for talk on substance abuse and recovery (access required)

Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin will speak at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf Dec. 5 on the subject of addiction and recovery. Matlin, the deaf actress who won an Academy Award in 1987 for “Children of ...

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RIT hosts program for young female engineering prospects (access required)

 Girls who might be interested in engineering are invited to an open house on Saturday offered by Rochester Institute of Technology’s Women in Engineering program. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Henrietta campus and ...

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Fisher launches scholarship for Rochester city residents (access required)

Graduates of Rochester city schools will be eligible for a new scholarship St. John Fisher College has created for first-year students. The Fisher Urban Scholar Award will provide $40,000 over four years to students who complete charter schools and traditional ...

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Saunders gives $7.5 million more to RIT (access required)

Entrepreneur E. Philip Saunders is giving Rochester Institute of Technology an additional $7.5 million, which will help renovate and expand the building that houses the business college already named for him. This latest amount brings Saunders’  gifts to RIT to ...

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At MAGIC Center, David Long balances student opportunities with professional work (access required)

A year ago this month, David L. Long was standing at a podium showing off Rochester Institute of Technology’s newest toy – MAGIC Spell Studios, a state-of-the-art studio for creating video games, movies and all kinds of media. It would ...

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

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)

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)

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)

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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