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Funky Names

I’m looking forward to a three-day holiday weekend and some summer fun so it’s hard to concentrate on RPI history today! I’ve been working on an inventory of faculty/alumni files and doing some organization in the collection. I frequently use … Continue reading

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Mystery Image #5 – create a caption

This photo really intrigues me! In all of my RPI history travels, which includes extensive research for exhibits on student clubs and student traditions, I haven’t found an explanation for this image. I hope I stumble across something someday that … Continue reading

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this week in May

Finals week is coming to an end and from my vantage point (limited as it may be), it has been very quiet on campus this week. It definitely feels like the semester is winding down. On the job, I often … Continue reading

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Mystery Image #3

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for another round of Mystery Image. There is still a thick folder of unidentified photographs on my desk so let’s get to it! My best guess about this prof is that he is/was in the … Continue reading

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The Tute Screw

Every RPI student and alum has invariably heard the term ‘Tute Screw’ often used metaphorically and also embodied as an actual object. No one knows who coined the term or how long it has been in use, but the object … Continue reading

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