Posted by Amy the Archivist on October 12, 2009
It is not surprising to find that flu pandemics have impacted the RPI community in the past. In 1918, the Spanish flu hit campus at a most inopportune time. It was October and 650 students conscripted into the Student Army Training Corp were about to move into temporary barracks on campus. The flu ripped through the SATC and by the end of October, six men had died of pneumonia. Nearly 200,000 people in the U.S.