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Commencement Speakers in Pictures

Commencement is right around the corner and the anticipation is building.  During the ceremony, cameras will inevitably become focused on the commencement speaker.  In a long held tradition, a person of honor will step up to the podium and address … Continue reading

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GM history is made?

For the first time in the 145 year history of the Grand Marshal, there is the possibility that an incumbent will serve a second term.  Remarkable?  Perhaps, but it may be useful to put this historic moment into perspective with … 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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March madness?

I was browsing through some newspapers from this date in history (St. Patrick’s Day) and came across an interesting sports article. Since the NCAA men’s basketball championship tournament begins this week and our neighbor to the west — Syracuse University … Continue reading

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my list of big name concerts at RPI

My post regarding big name concerts has been one of the most popular posts on this blog. There are some great comments about concert memories and tips that have led me to more information.  I have referred to “my list” … Continue reading

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