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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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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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Among RPI’s Greatest Leaders

This weekend the Rensselaer community will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson’s tenure as president as well as commemorate the first decade of the Rensselaer Plan and completion of the Renaissance at Rensselaer capital campaign.  Dr. Jackson’s accomplishments … Continue reading

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at the beginning of the Hockey Line

The Hockey Line is a long standing (no pun intended) tradition at RPI.  When and why did it start?  Before 1972, student tickets rotated through sections on the North and West sides during the season so that everyone had a … Continue reading

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Ask AmytheArchivist

One of my primary duties is answering people’s questions — we call this reference.  They may be quick questions — when did my great-grandfather attend RPI? — or they may be in-depth research questions — what were the origins of … Continue reading

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