The Newly-Elected Libyan Prime Minister Has Local Ties

Sep 14, 2012

A former RIT professor is the new Prime Minister of Libya.

The country’s parliament elected Abushagur Wednesday in a close election with Libya’s interim prime minister. Harvey Palmer, who worked closely with Abushagur, is the dean of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at RIT. He says Abushagur demonstrated strong leadership skills during his time at the college.

Rochester Institute of Technology wants to add another team to Division I athletics.

The women's hockey program has applied to join College Hockey America, and with the NCAA's blessing, they'll move to Division I next year. They would join the RIT men's hockey team as the only Division I program in Rochester.

The women's team just won the Division III championship, and Coach Scott McDonald says his players are looking forward to the next challenge.