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Highlights for the week of Oct. 26–Nov. 1, 2020

Visit for full coverage of FIT's campus, faculty, and student news and events.
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FIT Scores High in Many College Rankings 

Although the myriad college rankings released each year can’t capture the richness and complexity of the FIT experience, these lists are often influential with students and parents in choosing colleges. FIT ranked at or near the top of numerous recent lists. See the rankings. 

OCT 27, 6 PM  Fashion Culture Online Event: Fashion and Political Power with Robin Givhan
OCT 28, 5 PM  FIT Authors Talks Online: Anna Kiper Discusses Fashion Portfolio: Design + Presentation

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Keys Le’che, a senior business major at the Fashion Institute of Technology, stands in front of the mural she helped organize earlier this year in response to nationwide racial injustice. (Laila Annmarie Stevens)
"I’m voting for the first time in what feels like the most crucial election in many years," writes Photography student Laila Annmarie Stevens in a photo essay for The Nation, profiling first-time voters. (This photo is of Fashion Business Management student Keys Le’che whom Stevens photographed in front of the Black Student Union mural she helped create.)

Social Media of the Week

Meet Papa Oppong, Fashion Design ’21 MFA! Oppong hosted an Instagram takeover on Thursday, October 22, as part of #DesignerThursdays, a new series that invites students of the FIT community to showcase a day in their life from various academic disciplines. Head over to @fitnyc on Instagram to follow along each Thursday!

screenshot of FIT Instagram post by Papa Oppong showing models backstage at a Ghanaian fashion show

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From Hue Magazine

Looking Out

Sam Kalda, MFA ’14, wrote and illustrated a keenly observed comic strip about his existence over months of staying inside.

Kalda will talk about his life as an artist in special Hue Live event tonight, Monday, Oct. 26, at 6  pm. Join us!

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