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Autonomous autos Sep04

Autonomous autos

WPI Prof. Alex Wyglinski Co-Chairs International Conference • When this weekend’s IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference converges in Boston, topics many people once considered too fantastic to comprehend—like a car that drives itself—will take center stage. Alexander Wyglinski,...

Chiming in Sep03

Chiming in

Alden Chimes Offer Familiar Music • You probably hear the Alden chimes at least several times a week as the familiar bells ring out the hours of the day or provide some background music at noon and at 5 p.m. from the speakers at the top of Alden Memorial. While you’re enjoying those 10...

Summer construction Sep02

Summer construction

A slate of upgrades for Boynton roof, Harrington locker rooms • When it comes to roofing, patchwork over patchwork can only continue for so long. Such was the case with the roof of Boynton Hall, built in 1865. “Some, we believe, were original,” says WPI director of construction services...

Oh, the humanities Sep01

Oh, the humanities

New Student Orientation program stresses the importance of arts and humanities • WPI receives acclaim for cutting-edge research in a host of technological disciplines, but first-year students were encouraged to find value in entrepreneurship, making connections, and being curious during a...

Global Fair 2015 Aug31

Global Fair 2015

WPI’s largest Global Fair ever to introduce three new project centers • Each fall, the WPI Global Fair gives eager undergraduate students a chance to learn more about the many off-campus project experiences available. This year’s fair is gearing up to be the largest event yet, as...

WPI Move-in Day Aug28

WPI Move-in Day

WPI has move-in day down to a science • With the speed of a rocket and the precision of a robot, Residential Services settled about 680 first-year students and 400 early arrivals into their rooms last Sunday.   “I think WPI has our move-in process down to a science,” says Emily...

While you were away Aug27

While you were away

As a new academic year begins, a look back over the summer • Another academic year is upon us, and the Daily Herd would like to use this space to welcome new and returning students to campus with this, the Herd’s first posting in A-Term. Though the Herd was out to pasture for the summer,...

Baccalaureate bliss May21

Baccalaureate bliss

Graduating Students and Guest Speaker Shine at Baccalaureate Ceremony • On the eve of WPI’s 147th Commencement, graduating students, WPI community members, and family and friends gathered on the Quad for an intimate and inspiring Baccalaureate ceremony. Organized by members of the senior...

Herd Hiatus May18

Herd Hiatus

Daily Herd to go on summer respite • Classes are out, Senior Week is a fading, if pleasant memory, and the pomp, excitement and splendor of Baccalaureate and Commencement are fresh in our minds as we head off to new jobs, internships and well-earned summer vacations. Over the last year, the...

Robots win top prize May18

Robots win top prize

WPI Robots Win Top Prizes in Intel Cornell Cup • For the second year in a row, a WPI team took top honors at the Intel Cornell Cup competition for their robotics entry. Winning the grand prize was WALRUS, a water and land remote unmanned rover, and another WPI team earned first-place honors...

BGMC to debut Smile May18

BGMC to debut Smile

WPI staff among Boston Gay Men’s Chorus performing in Worcester, Middle East • The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus launches its touring season at Mechanics Hall with a collection of WPI personnel in tow. The concert celebrates 40 years of “Worcester Pride.” “We’ll be debuting our...

Commencement 2015 May16

Commencement 2015

Former Astronaut Bernard Harris Tells the WPI Class of 2015 they are ‘Infinite Beings with Infinite Possibilities’ • The largest graduating class in WPI’s history, 1,680 students, received their degrees beneath a large, billowing tent that shielded graduates and...

Jafferji a Fulbright May15

Jafferji a Fulbright

WPI Graduate Student Named Fulbright Scholar • Hajar Jafferji, a PhD candidate in civil engineering, was recently awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grant to conduct research in Fez, Morocco. The Fulbright Program, which fosters international relationships through education,...

Hoy Challenge met May14

Hoy Challenge met

Frank Hoy’s challenge to engage faculty and staff in donations pays off • Last fall, WPI business professor Frank Hoy issued a challenge to the business school’s faculty and staff: If more than 50 percent donate to a WPI scholarship, fund, building, program, or initiative—whatever...

Hill tribe stewards May14

Hill tribe stewards

Northern Thailand project team works with Karen hill tribe • During the 20th century, Thailand lost vast amounts of its forest land, and the public perception was that hill tribes were to blame. For their Interactive Qualifying Project, four WPI juniors spent several weeks early this year...

Manzo on composing May14

Manzo on composing

V.J. Manzo co-authors book on composing, performing electronic music • The book’s title has a uniquely “21st Century-techie” sound to its name. It’s called Interactive Composition: Strategies Using Ableton Live and Max for Live. It was written by V.J. Manzo and Will Kuhn. Manzo is a...

Baccalaureate 2015 May13

Baccalaureate 2015

Baccalaureate Ceremony to be held on Quadrangle for the first time Friday evening • Graduating seniors will enjoy some pomp, music and dance performances, and get to reflect on their experiences at WPI during Friday’s Baccalaureate Ceremony, which will be held for the first time on the...

Women Authors Night May12

Women Authors Night

Women authors evening to benefit victims of domestic violence • It’s billed as a “Women Authors Evening” to benefit Daybreak, a women’s shelter operated by the YWCA of Worcester that serves victims of domestic violence in Central Massachusetts. The event is presented as a...