Copyright case awaits further action

Rochester Institute of Technology is once again enmeshed in a dispute with film critic Stanley Kauffman’s estate. A recent circuit court reversal leaves RIT with virtually no options other than settling the suit or taking its chances in a jury trial.

For La’Ron Singletary, trust comes first

The new Rochester Police Department leader says he’s “chief for everyone,” but as an African American he understands why some in the community have little faith they will be treated fairly by law enforcement officers. He plans to earn their trust.

Why ITX chose downtown

Based in suburban Rochester since 2001, the maker of web and mobile software products considered other locations including Portland, Ore., before deciding to move into the center city.

Parcel 5: a historic opportunity

Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed a number of Rochester’s parks, understood the role that public space could play in nurturing a more democratic society that is based on freedom and equality. We need a transparent and inclusive approach to deciding the future of the former Midtown parcel.

A closer look at student performance in city schools

Within upstate urban school districts, there are relatively large differences between the best- and worst-performing schools. In Rochester, some charter schools—but not all—outperform those operated by school districts.

RIT aims to be a cyber defense leader

Endowed executive director Steve Hoover says the university’s Global Cybersecurity Institute, slated to open next year, will boost the Rochester brand in technology and help draw businesses and talent to the region.

Our city of immigrants

The foreign born are inseparable from Rochester’s history and identity. And they could be key to revitalizing a city that has seen both people and jobs migrate elsewhere.

Our comment policy is changing. Here’s why.

Starting next week, we will require commenters to use their full, real names. Our goal is to keep the Beacon open to as many voices as possible, while removing anonymity, which generally does not promote thoughtful, responsible comment.

The experience of war through a different lens

“First Light,” an exhibit of photography and writing by women combat veterans in Rochester, explores their stories and gives voice to a largely unacknowledged segment of the community.