Category Archives: RPI Trivia

The First C.E.’s – Amos Westcott

This is the first installment in a series of profiles on the first civil engineering graduates at RPI.  The very first civil engineering degree was awarded by the Rensselaer Institute in 1835.  Among the first degree recipients, was a guy … 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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