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Adam Epstein - who has written 149 posts on In Our Words….

Adam Epstein is Associate Director of Admissions at WPI, and he is a WPI graduate in the class of 2005. Adam works with the student interns in the Admissions Office, and his geographic responsibilities include Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming

WPI Names Laurie Leshin as its 16th President

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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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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Brr!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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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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Running Into Travel

Friday, September 13, 2013

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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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CA4

Monday, July 15, 2013

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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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A New Quad

Friday, July 12, 2013

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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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Application Pool Data

Friday, July 12, 2013

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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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Welcome Class of 2016!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

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Welcome Class of 2016!

This Sunday morning is one of the most exciting of the year as we welcome the newest members of the WPI community to campus! The Class of 2016 is yet another extremely impressive group of young women and men, and we are thrilled that they are joining the ranks of WPI students and alumni. I […]

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Building a Better World

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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Sure, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines are our main focus at WPI, but a WPI education is much more. The inspiration for this short post this morning came from seeing a drawing on a blog I read: Credit: Jessica Hagy At WPI we often talk about solving problems, working in teams, tackling significant […]

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3652 Days Ago

Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Today is August 25, 2011 marking exactly ten years since my arrival at WPI as a first year student on August 25, 2001. It’s hard for me to believe that it has been ten years. In many ways it seems like such a long time ago while in others it seems like it was yesterday. […]

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Welcome Class of 2015!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

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Good morning Class of 2015, and welcome to WPI! Today is the day that the newest members of the WPI Community arrive on campus to begin their college careers, and we are extremely excited and proud to have them here! The trend of the past few years has been that we’ve had a larger and […]

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