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Editorial Board Elections Notice:

The Poly will be holding elections on Sunday, November 23 at 10 am in Mother’s Wine Emporium.

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Senate discusses Green Revolving Fund, electronic voting

PRANAV SATHYANARATANAN ’16 STOOD in front of the Student Senate and presented on the future of electronic voting.

This week’s meeting began with a presentation by Michael Han ’16, head of the Facilities and Services Committee. He briefly explained Slack, the new communications technology that FSC is using. In it, members are able to comment and post on … Continue reading

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Staff Editorial: Look to expand your skills

Most RPI students have problems with the campus. The weather can be terrible, classes are difficult, food leaves much to be desired, and the list goes on. Though there is a sizeable amount of problems, The Poly staff would like … Continue reading

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Science fiction legend visits campus

GIBSON’S FIRST NOVEL, NEUROMANCER , WON the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick awards in 1984.

For those who love the science fiction genre and glimpses at the future, then it should be no surprise for any fan to have been excited for the reading of William Gibson last Sunday, an author who is certainly one … Continue reading

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Women’s hockey falls short versus St. Cloud

SENIOR CAPTAIN TAYLOR MAHONEY SKATES past a St. Cloud State defender on her way to the Huskies goal in Saturday’s game. The Engineers lost a close 3-2 game on Friday before falling 3-0 on Saturday.

In the first of two games against St. Cloud State last weekend, senior right wing Ali Svoboda scored to tie the score at two late in the high-scoring opening period. But, a shorthanded goal by St. Cloud State early in … Continue reading

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Republicans win majority in Senate

AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT TERM, CURRENT SENATE MINORITY LEADER SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL R-KY. WILL BECOME the Senate Majority leader.

The Republican Party has gained control over the United States Senate in the 2014 midterm elections. Victories in North Carolina, Colorado, Iowa, West Virginia, Arkansas, Montana, and South Dakota have secured control of both the Senate and the House for … Continue reading

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Editorial Notebook

Discover your own place

Find out where you are liked; don't overwhelm yourself

After having spent a year at this school, I think I’ve come to understand a bit about college culture, specifically, how it can change a person’s identity or values. While it may be a good thing to be pushed into … Continue reading

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weR brightens up Founder’s Day

LIGHTED TREES LINE ’86 Field as a capella groups entertain students and hot chocolate warms people up on a cool November night.

On the evening of November 5, the ’86 Field was the site of a spectacle of lights, sound, and comradery in the form of weR BRIGHT, presented by weR–The Spirit of Rensselaer Society. Over 200 students, faculty, and staff gathered … Continue reading

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Men’s Hockey wins one of two at home

Engineers struggle against Harvard, come back to defeat Dartmouth

FRESHMAN DEFENDER MIKE PRAPAVESSIS SKATES past a Dartmouth defender in RPI’s 2-1 win over the Big Green. The Engineers finished the weekend with a Liberty League record of 3-1.

Saturday night at the Houston Field House was tough for the Engineers and the RPI fans in attendance, as the Harvard Crimson came ready to play. After a strong first shift from the Engineers, the red and white drew a … Continue reading

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RPA and Women’s Club Soccer come before the Executive Board

ABBY LINDBERG ’16 STANDS in front of the Executive Board proposing a new budget for Women’s Club Soccer.

After not meeting last week, the Executive Board met to discuss the budgets of the Rensselaer Pride Alliance and Women’s Club Soccer. First on the agenda was a proposal by James Van Bebber from the RPA. Van Bebber was presenting … Continue reading

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Top Hat

GM discusses Green Revolving Fund proposal

Electronic voting system will be open source; Senate tabling in DCC this Thursday

This Monday in the Student Senate, Elizabeth Anderson ’14, chairperson of the Student Sustainability Task Force, presented progress on an ongoing proposal for the establishment of a Green Revolving Fund on campus. The Student Sustainability Task Force was established as … Continue reading

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Entrepeneurship

Institute supports entrepeneurs on all levels

When you think of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the first thing that comes to mind is usually not entrepreneurship. Even though this is the case, there is a flourishing support system for anyone at RPI with an invention and a willingness … Continue reading

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PSS: army rotc places third

The Mohawk Battalion Ranger Challenge Team, led by Siena College senior Zachary Larson, placed third out of 14 in the small school category and ninth out of 42 overall at the United States Army Cadet Command Ranger Challenge Competition in … Continue reading

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Derby

R-Factor impresses; basketball season starts

Hey RPI! I hope everyone had a pleasant weekend. First, I would like to thank all of the contestants on the R-Factor, the annual talent show hosted by the Class of 2015. I had so much fun being a judge, … Continue reading

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Athlete of the Week:

Nathaniel Gunderson

This week’s athlete of the week is junior forward Nathaniel Gunderson of men’s soccer. Last Wednesday, RPI hosted Vassar College for a pivotal Liberty League semifinal confrontation. After a half of scoreless soccer, Gunderson broke out in the second frame, … Continue reading

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My View

Emerging Leaders organizes the Sophomore Toast

A new precedent has been set this fall by the members of Emerging Leaders 2, a select group of students involved in the second step of the Emerging Leaders series. Matthew Pack, a sophomore chemical engineer, said that he joined … Continue reading

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Women’s soccer loses in shootout

SENIOR DEFENDER KERRY WHITE REACHES OUT for a loose ball with St. Lawrence midfielder Lindsay Geier. The Saints ousted Rensselaer from the Liberty League Playoffs.

Coming off of an impressive 7-0 victory over Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to finish their regular season, women’s soccer hosted St. Lawrence University in the semifinals of the Liberty League Conference tournament. During the first 90 minutes … Continue reading

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The Poly will be holding elections on Sunday, November 23 at 10 am in Mother’s Wine Emporium.

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Men’s Soccer defeats Vassar; loses title game

SENIOR MIDFIELDER TYLER KESSLER SETS UP to kick the ball into the Vassar zone. The Engineers defeated the Brewers 3-1 before losing to St. Lawrence in the finals.

In the Liberty League semifinals on Wednesday, November 5, junior forward Nathaniel Gunderson scored twice in the second half to give the Engineers a 2-0 lead over visiting Vassar College. The second goal was assisted by senior forward Tim Terrezza. … Continue reading

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Eastin discusses future goals for Rensselaer

Graig Eastin was recently appointed by President Shirley Ann Jackson as the new vice president of Institute Advancement.

Rensselaer recently named Graig Eastin as vice president of Institute Advancement. Formerly, Eastin was the vice president of the Children’s Hospital Foundation and hopes to use the knowledge and skills he developed previously to improve RPI through his post. The … Continue reading

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