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The ’87 Gym Goes Up

As we noted in our Commencement 1912 post, the ’87 Gymnasium was dedicated in June 1912. Planning for the new facility went back a couple of years earlier to 1910 when a Board of Trustees committee was established to investigate the … Continue reading

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Commencement 1912

Rensselaer’s 86thannual commencement exercises were held in the Troy Music Hall on Wednesday June 12, 1912. Institute President Palmer C. Ricketts presented diplomas to 118 graduating seniors. The Class of 1912 was the largest class to date to graduate from the … Continue reading

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Compulsory Physical Education

In the previous post, I noted that the opening of the ’87 Gymnasium marked a new focus on physical education at Rensselaer.  The effort to acquire appropriate fitness facilities had been largely student driven up to this point.  Students chronically … Continue reading

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“Pagie”

The 87 Gymnasium opened its doors in 1912 and thus began an new era in athletics and physical education at Rensselaer (I’ll write more about this in a future blog post).  The new gym required a new custodian to take … Continue reading

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