Daily Archives: April 25, 2012

New GM, PU elected, outcomes close

Record voter turnout of 49.8 percent, GM decided by 13 votes, PU by 67 votes

The events of Grand Marshal Week concluded on Saturday with the announcement of the winners of the Grand Marshal and President of the Union elections. Kevin Dai ’14 will be our next GM, while Jonathan Stack ’13 will be the … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebooks

Reflecting on past wishes

My laptop has gotten a lot of wear and tear in the last four years; some pieces are starting to crack off, and it’s not as fast as it used to be. Recently, I’ve noticed my “C” key sticks. I … Continue reading

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Dead Man entertains EMPAC audience

WILLIAM BLAKE (JOHNNY DEPP) CLUTCHES his gun as he and his friend Nobody canoe down a river toward a Native American village to get a better canoe—one capable of sea travel.

Last Thursday, April 19, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center hosted a screening of Jim Jarmusch’s 1995 film Dead Man as part of The Eternal Return series. Dead Man is a re-imagining of classic Hollywood westerns featuring a young … Continue reading

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Softball earns 23rd victory of season

SENIOR SAMANTHA PAULDING BELTS the ball off a juicy pitch during one of the Engineers’ many doubleheaders this weekend.

A set of four doubleheaders laid waiting for the softball team, which took them right in stride by continuing its positive season. First up was Williams College, the doubleheader did not start well as the Engineers were not able to … Continue reading

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Students protest commencement honorand

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s decisions, views offend student organizations

Many RPI students, including the Rensselaer Pride Alliance and the Greek Spectrum, have expressed discontent with the fact that Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia will be an honorand at Commencement 2012. Actions are currently being taken to protest this. … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebooks

Freshman prepares for summer

The end of this semester has been quickly approaching. There are many things to be done to prepare. With my parents in Florida and Texas, going back home is not trivial. I must find a way to get all my … Continue reading

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Humble Bundle shines

Yet another Humble Bundle is out, with more fantastic-looking independent games for a very cheap price. The Humble Botanicula Bundle includes the beautiful adventure game Botanicula, the very entertaining games Machinarium and Samorost 2 from earlier bundles, and—if you pay … Continue reading

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PSS: leaping over reasonably-sized hurdles

JUNIOR DAVID KASTNER FLIES over the hurdles in the 110-meter event, where he finished second with a time of 15.11 seconds. The men’s track & field team finished first overall at the Liberty League Championships to claims its 11th outdoor title. The women’s team was narrowly edged out by St. Lawrence University, and finished second at the event with 185 points. On the women’s side, three student-athletes finished first in their respective events. Sophomore Cheryl Tran won the high jump with a height of 1.61 meters, setting a Liberty League record in the process. Senior Morgan Danner won the pole vault, while sophomore Ivy Muchuma won the javelin throw. This weekend, RPI hosts the Capital District Invitational on Harkness Field, beginning at 11 am on Saturday. In addition, the NYSCTC Heptathlon/Decathlon will also be at Harkness Field, starting at noon on Sunday, and 10 am on Monday,
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Research at Rensselaer

Professor recognized for research on life

Research about origins of life cover RNA, DNA, effects of ultraviolet light on atmosphere

On Thursday, April 19, Professor of Chemistry James Ferris received recognition from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for his more than 40 years of research into the origins of life on Earth. Ferris was awarded NASA’s 2012 Astrobiology Certificate … Continue reading

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Top Hat

New GM prepares for coming semester

Hello, RPI. I am writing today as the 147th Grand Marshal. I am excited to start this next term off and am hoping to get started as soon as possible. First off, about myself. I am a sophomore chemical engineering … Continue reading

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Jump Street impresses

Comedy is a genre that is very tricky to pull off well. The best comedies tend to be those that are smart, yet still utilize crowd-pleasing antics at their core. Generally, I’m not a very big fan of comedy films. … Continue reading

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Lacrosse heads to final week of play

SENIOR ANDREW MILLER BRUSHES off a St. Lawrence University defender this weekend at the East Campus Stadium.

Both lacrosse teams were back in action this weekend, with the women’s team sweeping its opposition. With its two wins, the women’s lacrosse team has tied the school record for wins in a season with 13 and still has a … Continue reading

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Travel policies change for Rensselaer faculty

Rensselaer is currently in the process of implementing a new travel and expense process for those involved with the Institute and use Rensselaer as a travel manager. The goal is to make the entire process more efficient and provide analytics … Continue reading

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Derby

PU explains Executive Board, committees

Hello everyone! My name is Jonathan Stack ’13, and I am the newly elected President of the Union. I would like to first thank everyone who supported me throughout my campaign, and to all of you who went out and … Continue reading

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Sustainability

PCB chemicals hurt Hudson River fish

As the sun sets over the Appalachians this past summer and the gaff sloop Clearwater cuts cleanly through the Hudson River, the sound of “Which Side Are You On?” travels through the air. Clearwater, described as a classroom, laboratory, and … Continue reading

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RPI baseball completes week with 3-2 record

RPI baseball continued to perform well in the Liberty League after taking three of four games against Union College. However, the week did not start well for the team with a non-league contest against Montclair State University. The Engineers traveled … Continue reading

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RPI signs agreements with off-campus gas, catering

RPI now has signed master agreements in place with Airgas and America To Go certifying these corporations as preferred vendors for all of the Institute’s compressed gas and off-campus catering needs, respectively. These agreements are based on the change in … Continue reading

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My View

Occupy movement continues forward with ‘act two’

Occupy has moved on from its “making people aware phase” to embrace systematized planning and action, with legislative consequences. Its second act is not publicity focused, so it is not in the media. Throughout America, hundreds of strategy sessions and … Continue reading

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My View

NROTC displays excellence at competition

MIDSHIPMEN PARTICIPATE in the crossfit event at the Military Excellence Competition. One event tasked four-person teams in performing 300 pull-ups each.

Military excellence is something that each and every member of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps here at RPI strives for. For those of us who are serving our country, excellence can present itself in many forms. These include various … Continue reading

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Student Life

CCPD offers future graduates job advice

You’ve accepted a job … congratulations! There are many new and exciting changes that are coming your way. Here are a few suggestions from the Center for Career and Personal Development to help in making your first 90 days happy … Continue reading

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