Full steam ahead for Imagine RIT

Returning for its 12th year, the annual festival has become a major showcase for creativity, innovation and problem-solving involving science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math.

Promoting equal pay

The Susan B. Anthony Center at the University of Rochester is advocating for equal pay with the theme #EXTRA80. The center marks Equal Pay Day today.

A new way forward

Since becoming United Way CEO a year ago, Jaime Saunders has shown a willingness to take risks. “We’re going to make mistakes, we’re going to learn and course correct and grow,” she says.

A journey of life-saving work

Once among the Lost Boys of Sudan, Salva Dut is a symbol of what one person – together with a caring and giving community – can achieve in the world. In an audio interview with the Beacon, he describes his arrival in Rochester two decades ago, the growth of Water for South Sudan, and what he hopes it can achieve in the years to come.

A plight years in the making

The Rochester Historical Society’s finances have been spiraling downward, imperiling its collections. The chief causes: misguided self-reliance and difficulty adapting to modern fundraising realities.

Is the Democrat and Chronicle facing an existential challenge?

Operating in a deeply troubled industry a much smaller Gannett was ripe for the hostile buyout offer from Digital First Media, owned by Alden Global Capital. If Alden has its way, the D&C will soon contain many fewer local stories of any sort written by local reporters.

Rochester’s imperiled heritage

The Rochester Historical Society, home of artifacts that tell the community’s stories, is in danger of losing these treasures.