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Mystery Image #5 – create a caption

This photo really intrigues me! In all of my RPI history travels, which includes extensive research for exhibits on student clubs and student traditions, I haven’t found an explanation for this image. I hope I stumble across something someday that … Continue reading

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this week in May

Finals week is coming to an end and from my vantage point (limited as it may be), it has been very quiet on campus this week. It definitely feels like the semester is winding down. On the job, I often … Continue reading

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100 years ago

There are several centennials to mark this year at RPI so I’ve been doing a lot of research in the period 1907 to 1909. I just installed a new exhibit in the Folsom Library titled Russell Sage Laboratory 100 Years: … Continue reading

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The Tute Screw

Every RPI student and alum has invariably heard the term ‘Tute Screw’ often used metaphorically and also embodied as an actual object. No one knows who coined the term or how long it has been in use, but the object … Continue reading

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