Monthly Archives: November 2009

Attend Town Meeting

Today at 1 pm, President Shirley Ann Jackson will be speaking at the Fall Town Meeting at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Aside from updating the campus about what has been happening at RPI, the event … Continue reading

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Orchestra takes step in wrong direction

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has gained world-renowned fame for their Christmas albums. As their name implies, they are an orchestra with a twist: they are a rock orchestra incorporating styles of progressive rock, symphonic rock, and classical music. What many people … Continue reading

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Engineers prevail over Route 7 rival

Fans got a glimpse of two types of Engineers this weekend: the kind that work for their wins and the kind that can barely put a game together. The only problem is they are all the same players donning the … Continue reading

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Jackson earns her salary

The campus has been abuzz with Monday’s release of The Chronicle of Higher Education article on university presidents’ salaries. President Shirley Ann Jackson was named top of the list for the 2007–2008 year (the lists published are two years old), … Continue reading

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Others deserve advance scheduling

With class registration for the Spring 2010 semester looming on the horizon, I know I can’t be the only student loathing the entire process. I can’t imagine there are many things more stressful than the hours spent computing different combinations … Continue reading

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Jackson highest paid college president; GM releases statement of support listing Jackson's accomplishments at RPI

This Monday, The Chronicle of Higher Education released an article on compensation for Private University Presidents. In discussion with media outlets and the Institute, I released the following statement: “Rensselaer has undergone tremendous change under the leadership of [President] Shirley … Continue reading

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Leadership learned in clubs, used in profession

The Union’s breadth is much greater than many realize. Most people encounter the building that we call the Union on their first visit to campus and do not realize that there is more to it than that. Of course, to … Continue reading

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Guns don't kill people, people kill people

One of today’s most heated political debates is that over the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, the individual right to keep and bear arms. There are those that argue that guns are too dangerous to enjoy the legal … Continue reading

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RPI construction improves grade

It’s that time of year again … the green report cards have been released and are available at http://www.greenreportcard.org/. Don’t worry; the world is not looking at your individual grades, but instead at the progress of our entire institution “as … Continue reading

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Marquez creates commentary on humanity

You know that teacher in high school that you absolutely loved and wanted to impress all the time? For me, this was my AP literature teacher, Dr. Hartnett. When he suggested books to read, I would always jump to read … Continue reading

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Bros Tacos: Broh my god, it's so good, it's to die for

In honor of my friend Mr. Scheffles, this bro-dition of the Poly food review will be available in bro-vision wherever available. If you’ve been following my reviews, you may have bro-ticed that I tend to give very positive ratings. I … Continue reading

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Men's soccer earns No. 1 seed in league tourney

The Rensselaer men’s soccer team continued on its conquest of the Liberty League this past weekend after taking down the Vassar College Brewers in the team’s final regular season game of the year by a score of 4-0. The win … Continue reading

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Shoes a good fit for Union Dutchmen, breaks streak

The RPI Engineers suffered a heartbreaking and disappointing loss to rival Union Dutchmen on Saturday by a final score of 20–15 at Schenectady. The loss dropped the Engineers to a 4-3 record (2-3 in the Liberty League) and took them … Continue reading

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Engineers begin conference play with tie, loss

Just when it looked like the women’s hockey team had caught a break, something came along to snag its progress. After a strong start to the season, the Engineers have remained winless in their last six matches. Despite holding the … Continue reading

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Women's soccer ends season on high note

The women’s soccer team hoped to end on a brighter page going into its last week. With its conference campaign completed, the Engineers had two games left, in which they were able to turn around their streak of five losses. … Continue reading

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