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FIT alumni earn the highest mid-career salaries—an average of $71,000—among graduates of schools that offer two-year degrees, according to a report by PayScale, a company with a database of more than 40 million salary profiles.

Nine full-time faculty members joined FIT this fall, including seven classroom faculty members. Visit fitnyc.edu/newfaculty to learn about their work.

On October 16, a dozen organizations, including the New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, gathered on campus for the Pledge Purple event to raise awareness about sexual and domestic violence.

Textile/Surface Design students Elena Lavache ’14, Travis Wood ’15, and Ashley Molesso ’14 took first, second, and third place in the 2014 Sustainable Digital Textile Printing Challenge, sponsored by Kornit Digital, for their textile designs themed around sustainability.

On view at The Museum at FIT through December 13, ESC: Digital Artworks by C.J. Yeh, an interactive exhibition by the associate professor of Communication Design, explores life in the digital age through tropes from social media, video games, and current events.

During the inaugural Madison Avenue Fashion Heritage Week, October 20 to 26, 15 boutiques exhibited window displays celebrating their brand story. A portion of proceeds from sales benefited The Museum at FIT.

The National Retail Federation Foundation awarded the $25,000 Ray Greenly Scholarship to Evan Chisholm, Fashion Merchandising Management ’17. The annual award goes to a student in the U.S. pursuing a degree in digital retail.

In June, H. Carl McCall was reappointed as chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees through 2021. McCall, a former comptroller and state senator of New York, has been chairman since 2011.

Fashion Design ’14 grads Talisa Almonte, Sarah Angel, and Danielle Ortiz were featured in Emerging Fashion Designers 4 (Schiffer, 2014), a coffee-table book by Sally Congdon-Martin.