The Editorial Board of The Polytechnic would like to extend our condolences to the family members of Michele Edwards, who suddenly passed away this past Saturday. Michele joined the Rensselaer Union staff in July 2012 and served as an always welcoming, smiling face for the administrative office ever since. It was with shock and great sadness that we learned of her passing.
Many of our staff got to know Michele through our time in the Union. Many editors have, at one point or another, wandered into the office not knowing what to do or where to go. Whether it was to help fill out forms, find a projector screen, or simply offer some “what should I do next” advice, Michele was always there with a helpful answer. And when she didn’t know, she was determined to find a solution.
She will be sorely missed by all members of the Union. We will be hard-pressed to find anyone who can replace the passion and love she that brought to the Union. The Polytechnic was heartbroken to learn of her passing and wishes her and her family well.