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Mystery Image blitz

I need your help! I hope to put away some unidentified images this week. I’ll post a new image every day for five days. Please make a comment if you can identify the individuals in the photos. We’ve identified twenty-two … Continue reading

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1911 Commencement Speaker – “I have made good.”

One hundred years ago, commencement for the class of 1911 was held on June 14th at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. It was a momentous occasion. The first degrees for electrical and mechanical engineering were awarded that day, nine … Continue reading

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An Alum and the French Occupation of Mexico

In remembrance of Cinco de Mayo, I thought I would share an interesting RPI connection to the end of the French occupation of Mexico. Julius A. Skilton, Class of 1849, became a physician and practiced as a surgeon during the … Continue reading

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New Online Exhibit

“The First Engineers: They Changed the World” exhibit, which was created to mark the 175th anniversary of civil engineering at Rensselaer, is now available for view online: The First Civil Engineers Check out my previous posts on some of the … 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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