Archive | August, 2010

The Time to Apply Is Here (If You’re Ready)

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August 27, 2010

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The academic year at WPI began yesterday, and it is exciting to finally see campus very active again after the summer! If  you haven’t had a chance to visit campus yet, I invite you to do so in the next several months. But the real reason for my writing is to let you know that […]

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My Last ‘First Day of School’

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August 26, 2010

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I remember all of those ‘first day of school outfits’… I remember those backpack hunt outings with Mom year after year after year right around late August… I remember getting the perfect pencil case to fit all the latest school supplies in… and remember the lack of sleep I always got laying in bed counting […]

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It’s Alive, It’s Alive…….Welcome Class of 2014

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August 23, 2010

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As of last week Saturday the new class of 2014 started to arrive. The first wave was all the athletes for the fall sports and then EMSEP (Excellence in Math and Sciences Program) students which is a program for academically outstanding incoming minority students. Next was my personal favorite, the International students. International Student orientation […]

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Welcome Class of 2014!

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August 22, 2010

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About nine hundred young men and women begin their WPI careers this morning as members of the Class of 2014! Having worked with many of them through the application and enrollment process, it’s wonderful to be here when they actually arrive at WPI as students. The entering class is slightly smaller than last year’s—purposefully!—but is […]

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The Boys are Back in Town

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August 19, 2010

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And by boys, of course I mean girls. Well, I guess I mean all WPI fall athletes. As school is just a week away all the fall athletes moved in early to get some training in before we have to start balancing our time between studies and sports. Unfortunately for football, they come a week […]

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Grading is as easy as A-B-C

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August 9, 2010

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An article appeared on the front page of yesterday’s New York Times entitled “Little as They Try, Students Can’t Get a D Here.” I admit that—maybe like you—I don’t read the entire paper but instead scan the article titles and images and read what catches my eye. This title caught my eye because, as you […]

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Goodbye Milwaukee, Hello Worcester

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August 9, 2010

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Tomorrow I will start the trek from Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Worcester, Massachusetts  to go back to school. Milwaukee treated me very well, but I am so ready to go back to WPI. MKE has more to do than I even had time for, but it lacks those two towers on the top of that familiar […]

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2 weeks and counting…

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August 5, 2010

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It is hard to believe freshman orientation is just around the corner. The orientation programs kick off two weeks from today with an extended orientation for international students and the full orientation beginning two weeks from Sunday. Whats even harder to believe is that classes begin three weeks from today!! We’ve been welcoming dozens of […]

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2 weeks and counting…

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August 5, 2010

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It is hard to believe freshman orientation is just around the corner. The orientation programs kick off two weeks from today with an extended orientation for international students and the full orientation beginning two weeks from Sunday. Whats even harder to believe is that classes begin three weeks from today!! We’ve been welcoming dozens of […]

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It’s August, but Hold That Application

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August 3, 2010

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It’s only August, but many students are already ready to submit college applications! If you are among them, you’ll be pleased to know that on Sunday the Common Application released its 2010–2011 online application. For WPI I don’t recommend that you apply quite this early because we’re still finalizing a few changes to the WPI […]

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