Monthly Archives: March 2009

Mystery Image #10 – Identified!

I’ve mentioned my fondness for happenstance before, but I must tell you again that I get pretty excited when I stumble upon an answer! Today, I was browsing through Alumni News from 1969 and there on the front page of … Continue reading

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a gap in Grand Marshal history

There were no Grand Marshals elected from 1890-1893 — an unexplained gap in a long history of Grand Marshals. There were no wars, no national crises and no apparent upheavals at the Institute.  Published histories do not provide an explanation … Continue reading

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RPI Day?

Did you know that March 21st , 1974 was proclaimed “RPI Day” in New York State? Resolved, That Governor Malcolm Wilson be and hereby is respectfully memorialized to publish and declare by appropriate proclamation to the people of the state … Continue reading

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women’s history up-close and local

March is National Women’s History Month and it seems fitting to focus some attention on the history of women at RPI.  We have a great online exhibit, Women at Rensselaer, that provides lots of information in a historical chronology.  I … Continue reading

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melting snow sculpture

Bill Criss sent along the picture from the Troy Record that he mentioned in his comment regarding Winter Carnival.  Do you know what year this took place?

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