May 2021

Joint Top Hat & Derby

To the Class of 2021, congrats and farewell

By Cait Bennett and Yaseen Mahmoud May 31, 2021

Grand Marshal Cait Bennett ’22 and President of the Union Yaseen Mahmoud ‘22 congratulates the Class of 2021, and commends them for their incredible perseverance despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Student Senate

52nd Student Senate confirms student government appointments

By Maya Johnson May 31, 2021

The 52nd Student Senate confirmed the appointments of the new Executive Board representatives, Senate cabinet members, and Vice Grand Marshal over meetings from April 14 to May 5.

Poly Comics

Super protected: a vaccination tale

By Maya Johnson and Habib Nahouta May 20, 2021

Public health officials warn of possible side effects, but what if they weren't all negative? The Poly is bringing back comics with graphic artist Habib Nahouta at the helm.


Online services to be partially reinstated

By Medhini Mankale May 18, 2021

Some services dependent on Rensselaer servers will be partially reinstated, starting today. The Learning Management System (LMS) currently works for a limited timeframe. The Student Information System (SIS) only works on campus, and Rensselaer Webmail is not yet running.


Monday, Tuesday finals canceled due to cyberattack

By Sarah Shiang and Medhini Mankale May 18, 2021

An announcement was posted this afternoon to all of Rensselaer’s social media stating that “all final exams and submissions (e.g., term papers, project reports) scheduled or due for Monday (May 10) and Tuesday (May 11) are cancelled” as a result of the cyberattack on RPI servers that occurred on Friday.


RPI takes down servers in response to cyberattack

By Sarah Shiang and Medhini Mankale May 18, 2021

Earlier this morning, Rensselaer servers were shut down in response to a cyberattack leaving many students unable to access LMS course materials, contact professors through email, take their final examinations, or submit final projects.