A friend sent me a link to a comic that I thought was hilarious. The comic’s author relates his experience at Tower A/Ellingson Hall at RIT. Absolutely hilarious, and the punch lines he raises are ones that we are all too familiar with. Speaking from the perspective of someone who went to RIT, he is SPOT ON and skewers deaf people nicely. He’d be a great person to write a [...]
Time to wind up the good ol’ RIT vs. Gallaudet rivalry again. Except that, this time, distinguished Gallaudet President Dr. Davila, not a bunch of drunk, obscene adolescents at a pep rally, started it. I refer to this video clip from the September 6th Town Hall meeting posted on Gallaudet’s website. It’s a rousing speech, a call to action on the part of students and alumni to say great things [...]
Hey! Looks like RITers get a piece of the action now! This morning, Dr. Albert J. Simone, the eighth president of Rochester Institute of Technology since 1992, announced that he would be retiring in mid-2007. In his announcement, he said, “Thank you all for working with me in what has been an extraordinarily rewarding experience. Together, our accomplishments have taken RIT to new levels of excellence.”
This isn’t even about Gallaudet. This particular gem of news takes place nearly 400 miles away in an upstate New York university named Rochester Institute of Technology. I’m talking about the RIT Student Government (SG) elections, which just concluded last week.
Cal-Stanford. Michigan-Ohio State. Harvard-Yale. Gallaudet-RIT/NTID. Great rivalries infuse in their students and alumni an indominable spirit of loyalty. Of pride of achieving higher education. Of identifying with a great institution. It was with that spirit that I attended Gallaudet’s pep rally last Friday night. It’s the kickoff for the annual RIT/Gallaudet weekend; the following day is full of sports and good fun. The weekend then culminates with a Rockfest bash [...]