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Rensselaer’s Utility Bills Prompt New Efficiency Plan

February 13th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Last week Rensselaer’s student newspaper, The Poly, ran an article about Rensselaer’s negligently high energy consumption. The institute exceeded it’s nearly $9M energy consumption budget by about 45%, amounting to a $4.1M deficit, totaling a whopping $13M in energy.
The institute quickly responded with cheery meaningless solution statements, such as this gem by VP of […]

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Close to the Close of the Semester

April 29th, 2005 · No Comments

Six semesters ago, I came to RPI as a starry-eyed high school graduate. I was looking to study civil engineering, specifically pertaining to highway design. I practically had the MUTCD memorized, so it seemed like a logical idea. I had spoken to my future roommate online once before we got there. […]

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The Politics of Protest

April 20th, 2005 · No Comments

NOTE: I set up a forum where people can discuss the I2Hub lawsuits. Registration is required to post.
So… what would happen if RPI’s Public Safety decided that they were going to break up the event that is going to take place today in front of the Sage Building at 4:20? I’d say they’d […]

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Tags: Government & Politics · Police, Law, & Justice · Rensselaer (RPI)

The RIAA and their Viscious Way

April 13th, 2005 · No Comments

So, yes, the RIAA and MPAA have sued a bunch of RPI students. As a courtesy to everyone at RPI, if you find yourself on this list (link goes to a tool to tell you if you are or not), it might be time to give Dean Smith or an attorney a call…
The IPs […]

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The “EAT ME” Greek Letter Fraternity/Sorority Style Shirt

September 26th, 2004 · No Comments

I promised that I’d get better about updating the site, and I intend to fulfill that promise. Within the last couple of weeks, I’ve received a substantial number of comments about my shirt that reads “EAT ME” in Greek letters (Sigma Delta Tau Mu Sigma). Some people here at RPI see the shirt […]

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