Monthly Archives: April 2012

Candidates compare, contrast platforms

GM hopefuls discuss administration, PU aspirants remark on similarities

Tuesday in the McNeil Room, the candidates for Grand Marshal and President of the Union answered questions about their platforms for the GM Week 2012 Final Debates. The program consisted of opening statements followed by an hour of prepared questions … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Show spirit through service

We at The Poly have noticed that lately there has been a surprising energy on campus towards participating in service activities and raising awareness. This spring has been host to a wide variety of events, some of which have already … Continue reading

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HASS dean plays in disappointing act

AN OUTSIDE VIEW OF EMPAC SHOWING THE CONCERT HALL WHERE HASS DEAN MARY SIMONE PERFORMED last Friday. The concert, unfortunately, was somewhat disappointing; not a good showcase of Simone’s work.

Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences Mary Simone held a concert this past Friday at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center; a concert which unfortunately fell somewhat short of expectations. The concert consisted of many … Continue reading

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Softball takes three of four on week

FRESHMAN PITCHER KRISTINA WELTZIN HURLS the ball toward the plate in the Engineers’ doubleheader sweep of Union College this weekend. Weltzin threw two complete games, striking out eight Dutchwomen batters.

RPI’s first set of games was against non-league opponent Oneonta State. The first game was a battle between the pitchers as neither team could score runs. Freshman Kristina Weltzin shut down Oneonta for six-straight innings and put the Engineers in … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebooks

RPI makes editor at home

Let me start this off by saying that I’m not writing this to be sappy and feel-good. I’m writing this because I actually mean it. The people at RPI are my favorite thing about the school. That’s saying something, seeing … Continue reading

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RPA, Greek Spectrum observe Day of Silence

This Friday marks the 16th annual Day of Silence, a student-led action aimed at addressing school safety, bullying, and violence, specifically in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Started in 1996 at the University of Virginia, … Continue reading

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RPI lacrosse drops matches, ends win streaks

Women’s lacrosse falters in first loss of season, men’s team falls from national rankings

SOPHOMORE MEG COLITZ DEFENDS herself as she runs with the ball in Rensselaer’s 19-9 victory over William Smith College on Saturday. Colitz scored five goals for the Engineers this weekend.

It was a tough weekend for both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams at Rensselaer as the squads tackled some of their toughest challenges yet. The men’s team, which was ranked No. 20 heading into the weekend but fell out … Continue reading

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Annual Heart Walk set

Capital Region event brings awareness to heart disease, advocates healthy lifestyle

RPI is once again sponsoring the American Heart Association’s annual Capital Region Heart Walk, an event which involves a three-mile walk to bring awareness to heart disease and raise funding for cardiovascular research. The AHA, founded in 1924, has invested … Continue reading

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Editor reflects on sophomore year

A list of things I ponder as I go to sleep: 5. The semester is nearly over and soon my friends and I are going our separate ways to spend our summer vacation. This past semester has been pretty hectic, … Continue reading

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Super MNC fails to live up to predecessor

THE CHARACTER MEGABETH KICKS Bullseye in the face during a grapple. Bullseye is immediately targeted when he appears due to the fact that hurting him gives you money.

Last semester, The Poly reviewed Uber Entertainment’s Monday Night Combat, which received generally favorable reviews among the staff. Now, Super Monday Night Combat, an aptly titled sequel, seeks to surpass its predecessor in every shape and form in the visceral, … Continue reading

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Baseball battles St. Lawrence in doubleheaders

RPI had its three-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of St. Lawrence University as the Engineers could only manage to win one game out of four this weekend. The first game on Friday did not start … Continue reading

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New, lower tuition for Summer@Rensselaer

Summer program provides opportunities for jobs, research, courses, community activities

This summer shows the return of Summer@Rensselaer for another “third term.” The primary purpose of the program for RPI students is to allow them to “catch up, keep up, and get ahead.” According to Program Manager for Recruitment Michael Gunther, … Continue reading

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Top Hat

Be informed for student elections

Hello, RPI! I hope everyone is enjoying Grand Marshal Week, an RPI tradition dating back to 1865 when the campus celebrated the first GM Night. Culminating with the results of the Student Government elections, GM Week has grown to include … Continue reading

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Sustainability

EcoLogic hosts Earth Fest

On Friday, Earth Fest will be held from noon–4 pm on the Rensselaer Union patio. Earth Fest is an annual event primarily run by EcoLogic around Earth Day. It features tables by the sustainability clubs and other environmental-related organizations around … Continue reading

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Ultimate earns bid to regional championship

JUNIOR ANDREW JANUCIK LEAPS in the air to snag the disc during RPI’s match against Connecticut College on Sunday. Rensselaer’s victory in that match earned it a bid to the Metro East Division-III Regionals later this month.

This past weekend, RPI men’s Ultimate competed in the Hudson Valley Division-III Conference Championships in Middletown, Conn. Organized with help from Wesleyan University, the tournament featured 11 teams from the Hudson Valley conference competing for bids to the D-III regionals … Continue reading

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EcoEd research educates younger generation

Professor’s lecture focuses on ethnography associated with student group’s research

ARUNESH GHOSH ’12, A MEMBER OF ECOED, DISCUSSES the subject matter that first grade students at Tamarac Elementary are expected to learn during their program.

Earlier this week, Professor of Sustainability Studies Kim Fortun traveled to Oxford, U.K. to give a lecture on the intertwining of ethnography and “eco-education.” To strengthen her point, she used examples from the many research programs currently being conducted by … Continue reading

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Derby

PU discusses Union review, Executive Board applications

Hello RPI! Writing my last Derby article is one of my last official duties as President of the Union. This past year has been so fantastic and I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve the student body … Continue reading

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Open source software event to take place

Open source software is a big deal at RPI. We have a very active student group—Rensselaer Center for Open Source Software—responsible for projects like Yet Another Course Scheduler and MobileNotifier. A quick look at laptops in any lecture hall will … Continue reading

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Student Life Column

Student Life provides safety tips

Dear Students, In light of recent incidents, we want to share with you some safety related tips in an effort to keep you safe while on and off campus. While walking on and off campus: • Try to avoid walking … Continue reading

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The Cabin in the Woods proves entertaining

Joss Whedon, Drew Goddard’s long-delayed horror spoof finally sees the light of day

The Cabin in the Woods is a film that has been trying to see the light of day for years. First conceived by fan favorite Joss Whedon and director Drew Goddard several years ago, principal photography for the film started … Continue reading

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