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Have a Very Poly Holiday

The end of the Fall semester is always associated with the holiday break. As for faculty and staff, we go our separate ways for awhile, and head off to enjoy a break with friends, family, and loved ones. As for … Continue reading

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The Poly – Digitally Revealed

The staff of the Institute Archives is pleased to announce the digitization of back issues of RPI’s student newspaper, The Rensselaer Polytechnic.  As of January 2014, 121 volumes (1869, 1885-2001) are fully searchable in the library’s digital repository.  That’s roughly … Continue reading

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Respect the “Seal”

I often browse through old issues of The Polytechnic looking for answers to burning questions. Today’s question brought me to the 1925 issues. Sometimes I happen to read headlines, articles or ads that make me smile. Allow me to share … Continue reading

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Tuition Lowered

The Rensseltute Board of Trustees announced today another tuition decrease, following their biennial pattern of such action.  Commenting on the decrease, President T.D. Failsome said, “The Tute is well aware that because of the continuous decline in the cost of … Continue reading

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presidential campaign stops

On October 8, 1952, ten thousand people gathered to hear Dwight D. Eisenhower, Republican candidate for president, give a campaign speech that blamed the Truman administration for leading the nation into a “policy of inflation.”  Two days later, 8,500 people … Continue reading

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