This Thursday, March 12, from 1–2 pm, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will hold the spring edition of their Town Hall Meetings, hosted by President Shirley Ann Jackson. The objective of these meetings is to allow members of the RPI community to learn firsthand about recent and upcoming goings-on at the Institute. Specifically, the spring town meetings are often used as the venue to announce the upcoming academic year’s tuition increases and financial policies. In addition, Jackson will congratulate those that have won awards and those that will be honored during the year’s graduation ceremony. She also addresses new partnerships with other research and scientific centers, as well as the new numbers for the incoming class. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask Jackson questions directly.
We, the staff of The Rensselaer Polytechnic, believe it is important, as students, faculty, staff, or members of the community in general, to remain informed about the Institute, whether about its financial state or major Institute plans. As such, it is important to attend the Town Hall meetings or at least follow them online. It is also your opportunity to ask the administration directly about the Institute. Other ways to remain informed about RPI are through http://news.rpi.edu, RPI’s media website, and http://poly.rpi.edu, The Poly’s website.
The spring town meeting will be in the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center Main Theater, and refreshments will be provided following the event. The spring town meeting is one of Jackson’s annual speeches on the Institute.