Recent Stories

Gaining speed to clean energy

Winner of a $10 million state grant, NextCorps will run an early-stage cleantech accelerator to speed startups’ path to the marketplace.

When a dream is too long deferred

Less than a week after a local commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington, Rochester was roiled by disclosure of Daniel Prude’s death at the hands of police officers. The response—ranging from peaceful protest to violent confrontation—had echoes of the civil rights era.

COVID economics

Can Rochester take advantage of the “reshoring” imperative thrust upon us by COVID-19? Is our higher-ed sector prepared for a shakeout?

When a dream is too long deferred

Less than a week after a local commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington, Rochester was roiled by disclosure of Daniel Prude’s death at the hands of police officers. The response—ranging from peaceful protest to violent confrontation—had echoes of the civil rights era.

COVID economics

Can Rochester take advantage of the “reshoring” imperative thrust upon us by COVID-19? Is our higher-ed sector prepared for a shakeout?

Mendoza’s moment

With his years of training and experience, Monroe County public health chief Michael Mendoza was prepared to take on the COVID-19 pandemic. But, he says, “anybody who thinks that they were completely ready is probably underestimating the gravity of this problem.”

UR aims to broaden STEM participation

The Warner School of Education has received a $2.5 million grant to develop a model to challenge math students in high-need and high-poverty schools.

A doctor’s life-altering diagnosis

In 2016, Joel Shamaskin M.D. learned he has ALS. He and his wife now live with the emotional and physical challenges of the disease, while being passionate advocates for research and treatment.

Profiles in Black leadership

“In This Moment: Revolution Reckoning Reparation,” a new chapbook series, is designed to elevate the work of Rochester’s Black leaders and artists.