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old methods of final examination

It’s that time of the semester when students focus on intense study and face their final examinations.  Professors (and/or TAs) will then spend hours grading the exams and recording final grades.  In the early years of the Institute, final examinations … Continue reading

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women’s history up-close and local

March is National Women’s History Month and it seems fitting to focus some attention on the history of women at RPI.  We have a great online exhibit, Women at Rensselaer, that provides lots of information in a historical chronology.  I … Continue reading

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Mystery Image #12

The holidays have passed, spring semester work has commenced and winter couldn’t get any worse.  Blah.  This probably won’t cure the doldrums, but it may entertain you for a moment.  I thought of inviting captions for this one, but I … Continue reading

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Mystery Image #9

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!

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presidential campaign stops

On October 8, 1952, ten thousand people gathered to hear Dwight D. Eisenhower, Republican candidate for president, give a campaign speech that blamed the Truman administration for leading the nation into a “policy of inflation.”  Two days later, 8,500 people … Continue reading

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