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RIT self-descriptions of men’s and women’s rugby clubs

RIT Men’s Rugby has a long tradition, dating back to ’78, of providing an outlet for those who wish RIT has something more. it DOES have something more, and that something is rugby. Don’t know the sport? That’s fine. Come learn it. If you know the sport, even better. Our coaches and players are dedicated to making sure everyone has a great time. We’ve won the Upstates rugby tournament the past two years in a row, and last year we won it while shutting out every team we plalyed. For those who don’t know, Upstates is the largest rugby tournament in the region, with every college from Upstate NY participating. If you wish RIT had a football team, give rugby a try, and we guarantee you will find rugby much more action-packed and exciting. If you’re looking to get in shape, or maybe just make a few friends, RIT Men’s Rugby is the club to join.

The RIT Women’s Rugby club is always looking for new members. Never played rugby before? Never seen a game? Never even seen a rugby ball? Hey, thats ok, we’ll show you how to ruck,maul, and scrum. Come on out to practice on the club field behind Ellingson Hall fall and spring quarters from 4-6 pm Monday through Thursday.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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