2008

Posted by John Dojka on December 16, 2008
The annual Campus Carols holiday concert was a Rensselaer tradition for many years. The genesis of the event dates back to 1944 when it was called the "Christmas Candlelight Program." In early December, the RPI Glee Club led the campus community in the singing of Christmas carols at the RPI Clubhouse. In 1948, the event was renamed "Campus Carols" and moved to the '87 Gym.
Posted by John Dojka on December 2, 2008
The first create a caption comments were amusing so I will continue to post images that defy description. There is something about this picture that just makes me smile.  Do you see what I see (click on the image to enlarge)?  The only person I can identify is George Low (5th guy in) who, thank goodness, was not a victim of fashion faux pas.  I think this photo was taken around 1978, which explains a lot!
Posted by John Dojka on November 14, 2008
1906 RPI football team The 2008 football team now has the distinction of playing the last intercollegiate game on the '86 Field.
Posted by John Dojka on November 7, 2008
The Mystery Image is a place this time instead of a person.  I have a feeling that I have seen this house before -- possibly in the Troy vicinity, but I can't quite place it.  I'm kind of getting ahead of the seasons by posting a winter scene in early November!  Do you know where this house is located or who owns it?
Posted by John Dojka on October 27, 2008
I don't have much to say about this image -- I'm clueless.  :-)  Can you identify the professor?  The student?  The equipment?  If so, please leave a comment!
Posted by John Dojka on September 29, 2008
Coming into Troy via Route 7 east down that long slope, one's eyes inevitably scan to the opposite hill where the RPI campus is situated.  The Low Center sits up there at the highest point, but the most prominent building on the hill now is the Experimental Me
Posted by John Dojka on September 19, 2008
Yesterday, I showed my new student assistant how to "process" some faculty files that we received from Media Relations.  These are files of article reprints, news clippings, photographs and bios regarding faculty that are no longer associated with RPI for various reasons.  We sort this material and file it into our photograph and fac/alum biographical collections.  I pulled out a file to illustrate what should be done with the different types of material and there he was -- the prof in Mystery Image #8!  He was pictured with
Posted by John Dojka on September 9, 2008
Bravo to our blog readers.  All of the mystery images that have been posted thus far have been identified!  So let's move on to the next image. This must be a very serious scholar (You've seen pictures of Da Vinci haven't you??).  Can you put a name with this face?
Posted by John Dojka on September 3, 2008
When did the first students from China come to RPI?  This question was asked during our open house event recently.  A quick answer was readily available in an alumni directory, but my curiosity was piqued and I decided to dig a little deeper to find out who these students were.  Two students from Guangzhou (once referred to as Canton) arrived at RPI in the fall of 1878 and roomed together at a boarding house on Second St.  The students names are listed as Kwok S.
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