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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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Miss Peck

Last summer when I wrote about interesting RPI characters Pagie and Mrs. Warren, I intended to continue the series with a post about Miss Peck. Her bio file is a bit thin and I couldn’t find a student account of … 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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“The First Lady of RPI”

Once upon a time, in the land of geeks and nerds known as RPI, there was a very important position occupied by a well-known and revered woman.  Her name was Mrs. Warren a.k.a. Mrs. Walter Phelps Warren or Helen Liddle … Continue reading

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