Monthly Archives: January 2001

For alternative to Troy nightlife, try Glens Falls

Coming back to RPI from my home, I realized that downtown Troy can get boring. I decided to explore and found a great little city not too far north. Glens Falls, N.Y. is nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains and yet only a short 45-minute drive from RPI. The city offers many different entertaining opportunities and is a definite stop during your four short years at RPI. Read more...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Final exam scheduling found impenetrable

To the Editor:

In the December 6 issue of The Polytechnic, PU Lucas Johnson criticized the final exam scheduling this year. He’s right; it’s ridiculous. As some students may remember, last semester there was a push to improve the scheduling of final exams. The goals included fewer conflicts and notification at registration time of the status of a final exam for a course —both valid and positive goals. The one thing the schedule this semester did accomplish was publishing the schedule early in the year. I, for one, was impressed. Read more...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Councils seen as redundant

To the Editor:

As was reported recently in The Poly, a motion to dissolve the Independent Council has been introduced in the Student Senate. As the Independent Council Senator and writer of this bill, I feel that it is necessary to offer some perspective on the purpose behind this proposal. Before doing so, I wish to point out that this proposal will be debated to some extent in the Senate before being voted upon. Hopefully, the various views and concerns on it will be heard at that time. If it gains the Senate’s approval, it will stand for referendum during GM Week elections, at which time you will have the opportunity to vote upon it. Read more...

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UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL

Bylaws, mentoring focus for UC’s spring

Welcome back for the start of another great semester! I hope y’all had a good break and are anxious for the rest of the great winter that is in store for us here in Troy. For all of you who ski, I predict that this is going to be paradise! I hope you all made some sound New Year’s resolutions and will keep them, as I hope I stick to mine this semester. Read more...

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TOP HAT

GM addresses campus wish list, makes some of his own

Welcome back! Yea, yea, yea — too bad I only left two weeks ago. Anyway, I hope you all had a fine time wherever you were, with whomever you were doing whatever you did. Read more...

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DERBY

Union social life targeted this year

Welcome back after a (way too) short break. I hope all of you took advantage of your time away from RPI, whether it was used to relax, ski, make some money, or spend some money. If you had a holiday season like mine, I’m sure you’re both reluctant to be back and glad at the same time. The spring semester always seems to go much faster than its fall partner. So, in the final four months or so that I am PU, I have a tight schedule to keep. There is much I want to accomplish before April. Read more...

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

Young, growing editor can find no food upon return to dorm

It’s amazing how fast RPI came back to life from the ghost town it was just a few days ago. When I arrived back on campus Saturday afternoon, there was barely anyone around. The parking lots and walkways were practically empty. Read more...

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EDITORIAL NOTEBOOK

New year brings change in leadership, features to paper

Happy New Year, everyone, and welcome back. For this calendar year, I will be serving you, the Rensselaer community, as the Editor in Chief of The Polytechnic, and I wanted to take this opportunity to talk to you about the year to come. Read more...

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Staff Editorial: Gift brings opportunities, challenges to community

The Institute announced last month the gift of $130 million to RPI by an anonymous donor. The money was donated specifically for the construction of the new performing arts and biotechnology buildings. Unprecedented in size and scope, this represents a huge step towards the goals we have set for ourselves as an Institute, and will hopefully inspire an increase in donations to RPI in the future. Read more...

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RENSSELAER IN BRIEF

Award record reached

According to a recent announcement by the National Science Foundation, Rensselaer tied with Cornell University for the most Faculty Career Development award winners in New York State with eight by each. Read more...

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RENSSELAER IN BRIEF

Committees enacted

As part of the execution of the directives outlined in The Rensselaer Plan, search committees have been created to fill positions in constellations in information technology and biotechnology. Read more...

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DPS, Troy police recover two missing laptops

High school student who received stolen computers brought one back to campus for repairs

In a collaborative effort, the Department of Public Safety and the Troy Police have recovered two stolen laptops. The thefts were reported last April in two separate instances in the area of the Quad. Read more...

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Local residents fuming over idling CDTA buses

Dr. Chuck Boylen, professor of biology and director of the Darrin Fresh Water Institute, delivered a complaint letter and a signed petition to President Jackson’s office. Read more...

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Construction of new buildings financed by gift

An anonymous donor has pledged $130 million it finance the construction of the proposed Electronic Media and Performing Arts Center and the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. Read more...

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