January 21, 2014

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WPI Names Laurie Leshin as its 16th President

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After a six-month intensive search, the Board of Trustees of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has elected Laurie Leshin, PhD, as the university’s 16th president. Over the past 20 years, Leshin, a geochemist and space scientist, established herself as both an academic and administrative leader, having cultivated an impressive career at NASA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Arizona […]

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January 7, 2014

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Brr!

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Winter has fully arrived in Worcester with several rounds of snow and—as you have likely seen in the media or experienced first hand—extremely cold weather. We are used to cold, snowy winter weather here, but the cold from this past weekend (low temperatures below 0°F) and this morning (single digit temperatures with 20+ MPH wind) […]

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September 27, 2013

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Gompei is ready for Fall!

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Gompei has a new sweater and is ready for Fall! With Homecoming this weekend and the fall weather rolling in, he will certainly be warm for the coming months. This sweater was kindly made by our very own Paulette Tatro’s mother and her friends. If you are going to be visiting campus this weekend or […]

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September 13, 2013

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Running Into Travel

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As Liza wrote recently, travel for the Admissions staff is underway. Indeed I’m writing this post from an airplane embarking on my first significant trip of the year—I’ll not return to Worcester for four weeks. This year my travel itinerary begins with a running start—literally. I was able to arrange my schedule such that my […]

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September 12, 2013

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Hittin’ the Road

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It felt like the summer JUST started but now it is gone and the month of September is nearly half over. Classes are well underway, homecoming is around the corner, and the admissions office is about to become very stark at WPI. As admissions counselors we leave campus every fall, for several weeks, in search […]

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July 15, 2013

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CA4

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A few days ago on July 12 the Common Application deactivated its most recent version, known to many as Common Application 3 (CA3), in preparation for the debut of CA4 on August 1. I am not an expert on the changes, but I know that the process to get to CA4 has been a long […]

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July 12, 2013

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A New Quad

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For the past five weeks, the Quad at WPI has been under serious construction! If you’ve been to campus, you know that the Quad is a center of activity and a place where students spend a lot of time. The construction this summer will make it even better: less cars and traffic, new landscaping, better […]

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July 12, 2013

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Application Pool Data

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Summer is the time of year when we look back on the past application year and begin to look ahead to the next. Many of the members of the Admissions staff including me are in the midst of reporting on various areas of responsibility. I thought I’d take a look at some information that might […]

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May 3, 2013

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May Has Finally Arrived!!

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  Well it has been a while since I posted and a lot has happened here at WPI over the last couple of months.  Trying to capture everything here would be impossible, but looking forward there is lots to share.  With May comes a new season of excitement here on campus: The weather turned nice…finally…and […]

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February 8, 2013

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It’s not snowing in St. Thomas!!

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Hello from beautiful St. Thomas!!  People say location is everything…and it’s true St. Thomas is a great location, but there’s something to be said for timing this week!!  I had the chance to sneak away for a few days to enjoy some warm weather and in adddition I guess I am missing a bit of […]

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