Recent Stories

Classical reinvention

The world of music performance has been disrupted by COVID-19. With their traditional score ripped apart, musicians from the RPO and other groups have responded with creativity and imagination.

Does fact-based journalism have a future?

In a Rochester Beacon online forum, renowned political journalists Tom Hamburger and John Harris discussed the challenges of producing in-depth reporting in an era of hyper-partisanship and news cycles driven by social media.

An artful response to life under lockdown

A string of rusty, peeling fire hydrants in Fairport have undergone brightly whimsical, multicolored transformations. They are the creations of a village resident for whom the pandemic had brought societal decay into sharper relief.

Can trust be restored?

The death of Daniel Prude has caused a deep breach between Rochester police and the people they serve. Does another divide—on how to respond—separate elders and younger members of the Black community?

An artful response to life under lockdown

A string of rusty, peeling fire hydrants in Fairport have undergone brightly whimsical, multicolored transformations. They are the creations of a village resident for whom the pandemic had brought societal decay into sharper relief.

Can trust be restored?

The death of Daniel Prude has caused a deep breach between Rochester police and the people they serve. Does another divide—on how to respond—separate elders and younger members of the Black community?

In the shadows

Economic hardships and social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic have caused an increase in domestic violence, experts say.

Entering the world of tokenized investments

Rochester Institute of Technology has directly invested in Cosimo X, a blockchain-focused venture fund, becoming the first university in the nation to do so. Alum Robert Frasca’s track record helped the decision, says Gregory Van Laeken, RIT’s managing director for investments.