Jolie Dolan

Jolie is a junior Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering dual major from Harrington Park, New Jersey.

Previous positions
  • Sports Coordinator April 2023 to November 2023
  • Senior Managing Editor May 2022 to April 2023
  • Associate Sports Editor December 2021 to May 2022
  • News Coordinator October 2021 to December 2021

Rensselaer mourns the loss of undergraduate student

October 5, 2022

The Rensselaer community grieves over the unexpected passing of 19-year-old sophomore Alana Tow.

Men'S Lacrosse

Engineers unsuccessful in upsetting No. 4 Union

April 22, 2022

Despite a comeback in the fourth quarter, No. 12 RPI fell 12–9 to No. 4 Union. Trey Berry ’25, Connor Glosner ’22, and Cooper Urban ’22 led the Engineers in goals with two each. Goalie Joseph Perry ’25 saved 19 of the Dutchmen’s 31 shots on goal.

On-Campus Event

Student Film Festival makes its RPI debut

March 30, 2022

The first-ever Student Film Festival occurred on Wednesday, March 23 hosted by UPAC Cinema in collaboration with the Department of Arts.

GM Week 2022

GM Week voting opens

March 23, 2022

Today is election day. Voting will be open from 8 am to 5 pm at Commons Dining Hall, the Union, DCC, CBIS, and the Folsom Library. Additionally, there are no classes today so that students can vote.

Track & Field

Engineers sprint to third place

March 4, 2022

After the two-day indoor conference, the men’s and women’s track and field teams took third place out of seven teams. Engineers on both teams placed highly at multiple events, and Matt Lecky ’23 was named Men's Track Athlete of the Meet.

Swimming & Diving

Engineers make a splash at Liberty League Championship

March 2, 2022

The men's and women’s swimming & diving teams both took third place at the four-day Liberty League Championship hosted by Ithaca College. The men’s team finished with a total of 1,296 points; meanwhile, the women finished with 1,214 points. Colleen Whittaker ’25 took first place with a school and meet record-breaking time of 56.18 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly. Ola Nawrocki ’23 broke her own school record from earlier this season in the 100-yard breaststroke. Tony Min ’23 also broke the school record in the 200-yard butterfly.


Unraveling how Lilli Friis-Hansen made history

February 2, 2022

Olympian Lilli Friis-Hansen '22 sits down in an interview with staff writer Jolie Dolan '25 to talk about her hockey career and journey to the Winter Olympics.

Men'S Hockey

Engineers outshoot but can’t outscore at Mayor’s Cup

February 2, 2022

The Engineers took a devastating loss against the Dutchmen at the Mayor’s Cup. Despite outshooting Union 33‒17, Rensselaer lost the riveting match with a score of 2‒0, bringing their overall record to 11-15-3.


Army ROTC heads to West Point

December 8, 2021

Cadets in Rensselaer’s Army ROTC competed in a national military skills competition, the Ranger Challenge, from October 22 to 24. The Mohawk Battalion, a 12-member team with RPI, Siena College, University of Albany, and Union College cadets, placed second out of 45 teams, qualifying them to compete at the Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at West Point for the first time in over ten years.

Women's Hockey

Terriers torn to shreds

October 27, 2021

Rensselaer beat previously undefeated Boston University in an intense match on October 22, continuing their winning streak. Julia Blitz ’23 clinched the victory with a game-winning wrist shot late into the third period. Rensselaer’s exemplary performance scored them four votes in the USCHO Division I Women’s Poll-October 25, 2021.

Freshman Elections

Class of 2025 elections underway

October 20, 2021

Today, the Class of 2025 will choose their student government officers. Voting will be open from 8 am to 8 pm at the Rensselaer Union and the Commons Dining Hall.

Women's Hockey

McCutcheon mangles Union

October 13, 2021

Fresh off a 4‒0 win against Union, the Engineers dominated the match on October 9 with ECAC Rookie of the Week Audrey McCutcheon ’25 leading them to a 9‒2 victory with a hat trick.

Student Life

Union and Mueller Center return to full capacity

September 22, 2021

The hours of operation for the Union, Mueller Center, Clubhouse Pub, Playhouse, J Building, and Auto Shop have been finalized and will return to full capacity for the Fall semester.


Hockey tickets made free in an Institute first

September 22, 2021

Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff will be admitted to the stands of the Houston Field House for free, on a first-come first-serve basis, to watch the Engineers battle for victory within the Eastern College Athletic Conference.