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Lately we’ve been reviewing our collections for information about the era in which the first women students were admitted to Rensselaer. This occurred in the fall of 1942, after the United States entered World War II, as industries clamored for … Continue reading
Following the construction of the Main Building and Winslow Laboratory, Rensselaer’s trustees began planning for a third instructional facility—an astronomical observatory. In order to erect the observatory more land was needed and in 1877 the Ranken property, situated on the … Continue reading
Just for fun, we decided to mine the archives for some of those interesting items that don’t quite fit into our usual posts. Instead, we selected some gems that convey a campus mood or a mindset if you will! So this … Continue reading
On May 20, 1862, 10 days after Rensselaer’s physical plant was completely destroyed in The Great Troy Fire, the Institute’s trustees began planning a new home for Rensselaer. Under the leadership of John Flack Winslow, the trustees quickly accepted a … Continue reading
The area referred to lately as “Science Quad North” (the location of the three tiered platform sometimes referred to as the “wedding cake,” walkways to the library, VCC, Amos Eaton, etc.) is currently being re-landscaped. If you haven’t been on … Continue reading