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The Many Hats of Carl Westerdahl

On April 3, Rensselaer lost a true patriot of the Institute, Carl Westerdahl.  Carl’s passing hits close to home to many in the RPI community due to his enduring relationships with students, alumni, staff, and especially those of us in … Continue reading

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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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more new old stuff

We recently received an item that is part of an interesting story with a connection to an important alum.  The item is a zither — yes, a zither.  It’s a complex musical instrument that was quite familiar a hundred years … Continue reading

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new old stuff

I mentioned previously that we rely on donors to acquire new material for our collections.  In this post, I will highlight our latest acquisition. Recently Mr. Cox left this comment on the blog: I live in Seattle Wa. and i … Continue reading

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