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His job is funding RIT’s future

When Phil Castleberry takes over as vice president for development and alumni relations, a key task will be completing the $1 billion campaign launched in 2018.

Learning from the Holocaust

On Jan. 27, heads of state from more than two dozen countries are expected to attend the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial. However, there is reason for concern that awareness of the Holocaust is fading and anti-Semitism is on the rise again in this country—including Rochester—and abroad.

Rochester’s quiet heroes

Without fanfare, the organizers of Winter on the Green help families who are struggling with a medical crisis.

Fighting back

A local case involving a Brighton day spa is part of a broader trend of resistance to non-compete and non-disclosure pacts that try to bind lower-wage workers to their employers.

His job is funding RIT’s future

When Phil Castleberry takes over as vice president for development and alumni relations, a key task will be completing the $1 billion campaign launched in 2018.

Rochester’s quiet heroes

Without fanfare, the organizers of Winter on the Green help families who are struggling with a medical crisis.

Fighting back

A local case involving a Brighton day spa is part of a broader trend of resistance to non-compete and non-disclosure pacts that try to bind lower-wage workers to their employers.

What went wrong at Kodak?

The company’s decline was not inevitable, but successfully adapting to film’s obsolescence was a daunting challenge that bedeviled a series of CEOs.

An open letter of solidarity

A group of Rochester-based Muslim and Jewish activists believe our diverse communities will have true safety only when we all band together against the rising tides of violence, here and across the globe.

The decade ahead

Most community leaders and readers who participated in a Rochester Beacon survey expressed optimism about the prospects for our region over the next 10 years. The No. 1 challenge? Reducing poverty.