Caitlin Whyte

Caitlin joins WXXI after working down the street at Stephens Media Group where, she co hosted a children's radio show, "Saturday Morning CarTunes" on WARM 101.3 and worked as a traffic reporter for various affiliates.

Prior to that, she lived in Western Alaska where she worked for KNOM in Nome.  When she was not engrossed in all things Iditarod, Caitlin served as the community and education spot producer and hosted the weekday morning program.

Originally from Rochester, Caitlin graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a B.S in Audio/Radio Production and Broadcast Management. She is excited to make the jump to public radio and host Weekend Edition.

 

The Special Committee of the University of Rochester Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that their investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against professor Florian Jaeger won't be complete until Early January.

The report was originally supposed to be completed by the end of this year.

The Special Committee said it has been advised by Mary Jo White, the former US attorney commissioned to conduct the investigation about the delay, and that she and her team say the will issue their report no later than January 12th.

An open letter has been signed by a number of professors outside the University of Rochester condemning the administration for its response to allegations of sexual harassment.

Over 200 professors from universities and colleges both in the United States and abroad have signed a letter to the UR board of trustees saying, "In the present circumstances, they cannot in good conscience encourage students to pursue educational or employment opportunities at the University of Rochester." 

Zagster may be expanding to Pittsford.

The village has been working on reclaiming the streets for all users, not just cars.

Pittsford Mayor Bob Corby says there is an interest from residents in being mobile in other ways.

"All across the country, study after study has shown that younger people, younger professionals, millenials prefer to live in walkable environments where they can get outside the car and experience the physical environment."

McQuaid Jesuit celebrated the grand opening of the Wegman Family Science Technology Center Wednesday night.

Construction of the 36,000 square foot building began in October 2016, costing $16 million.

Tim Nally, Vice President of Enhancement at McQuaid said Jesuit education is based in the liberal arts, so adding a focus on technology is something new.

A teenager from Batavia is in the final round of a nationwide invention competition.

The Frito-Lay "Dreamvention" contest asked kids to create something to solve everyday problems. 14 year old Andrew Young's "Toaster Shooter” is now in the running to win $250,000; up against four other teen inventors.

"I saw my grandma burn herself on a toaster, so I thought of shooting it out so you wouldn’t have to stick your fingers in it."

The toaster is tilted to the side and has bigger springs, so when your toast is done it shoots into the air and falls onto your plate.

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