Rounak granted approval to fundraise
RPI Rounak was given approval to fundraise for costumes and props.
Women’s Club Basketball jump starts season
Women’s Club Basketball was approved for the start of their season, and clubs under the Rensselaer Music Association were consolidated into one.
Senate holds Q&A session with President Schmidt
The Student Senate conducted a Q&A session with President Schmidt, asking questions that ranged from mental health, Greek life, and Schmidt’s day-to-day.
Colonie B residents cannot move back until Spring
The Student Senate held a discussion led by Philip Paterson ’25 on the recent flooding of Colonie B. Jacob Fuhr was appointed as Class of 2025 Representative, and the Senate approved a motion to urge the Campus Card Office and Student Life to allow students to use their preferred names on their IDs.
Senate, CSSA, DDR, CSA get funding approved
The Executive Board approved funding reallocations for the Senate’s annual survey, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association’s Lunar New Year Celebrations, the Dance Dance Revolution’s game pad repairs, and approved the starter budget for the Caribbean Student Association.
Schmidt holds first Town Hall as president
President Martin Schmidt ’81 held his first Town Hall where he discussed shuttles, the Arch, and his three-step plan for the future.
Discussion of new assistant director of wellness position ensues
The Executive Board sought to create a new position called the assistant director of wellness. Administrators insisted on closing the meeting; however, which led to a standstill.
Senate rejects proposal to increase class dues by one dollar
The Student Senate rejected a proposal to increase class dues by one dollar. Undergraduate President Ria Massoni ’24 submitted the proposal so that the class councils and Undergraduate Council could have more funds available for events and to send two students to the National Association for Campus Activities Conference. Also, Class of 2024 Senator Gabriel Tambalini was impeached.
Club mailboxes removed from Student Government Suite club library
The Executive Board unanimously passed a motion to remove the club mailboxes from the Student Government Suite club library.
Funding approved for Global Medical Brigades
Global Medical Brigades, Meitokukan Kendo, Gajjdge Sher Bhangra, and Chess Club receive extra funding, Sanay Tralshawala ’26 Appointed Marketing and Strategy Committee Chair.
Thomas wins Class of 2026 president
Miles Thomas was elected Class of 2026 President and Addison Mulder was elected Class of 2026 Vice President. Class senators and representatives were also elected.
Student Senate removes Class of 2024 senator, delays another
The Student Senate unanimously voted to remove Class of 2024 Senator Michael Mendez from his position. The motion to remove Class of 2024 senator Gabriel Tambellini was delayed until October 26.
Student Senate to impeach two Class of 2024 senators
Student Senate voted to impeach two Class of 2024 senators. The meeting of impeachment will be held October 19.
Enrollment Management grants Women's Leadership Scholarship to class of 2026
Women in the class of 2026 were offered a $20,000 grant in hopes of increasing women enrollment. The class of 2026 has the most women in a single class, although the class itself is made up of 30% women.
Rensselaer Pride Alliance gains funding, Ultimate Frisbee remerges
The Ultimate Frisbee team was approved for a new coach and the Rensselaer Pride Alliance were given the go-ahead for restoration.
Senate updates Undergraduate Council Budget Policy
The Student Senate unanimously approved a change to the Undergraduate Council Budget Policy clarifying how class dues are distributed to class councils.
Campus partakes in Schmidt’s inauguration
While most students enjoyed a block party on the ’86 Field, others sat in the EMPAC Concert Hall as notable figures welcomed Schmidt to Rensselaer.
Rensselaer mourns the loss of undergraduate student
The Rensselaer community grieves over the unexpected passing of 19-year-old sophomore Alana Tow.
Christopher D. Carothers appointed to Tenure and Promotion Committee representative
The Student Senate unanimously appointed Christopher D. Carothers to Tenure and Promotion Committee representative after they tabled the motion last week.
Political club RPI Sunrise gains Union affiliation
RPI Sunrise was granted Union affiliation, and the Badminton, ACHA Hockey, and Union Show Tech clubs all received subsidy reallocations.
Senate delays motion for Faculty Senate appointment
The Student Senate delayed a motion to appoint Professor Chris Carothers to Faculty Senate Tenure and Promotion Committee Representative as they did not have enough information about the candidate.
Flying Pigs Society becomes Union-recognized
The Flying Pig Society gained Union recognition. The club wants to hold workshops and bring in professional figures to speak.
Hockey Line returns, Young Democratic Socialists club fails to gain Union affiliation
Hockey Line returns for the first time in three years with a few changes, and a newly founded RPI Young Democratic Socialists of America club fails to gain Union affiliation.
Changes to Freshmen Elections Handbook draw criticism from senators
Freshmen Election ballots are now ordered from most nominations to least, drawing criticism from senators who believe the new system is unequal.