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Concert for Tom Keil Sep17

Concert for Tom Keil

Physics professor and cellist Tom Keil to be honored • Thomas H. Keil, longtime professor of physics at WPI, died on Feb. 28, 2013. He was 73. In his lifetime his exuberance and passion for teaching made Keil a kind of boy wonder. So it’s only fitting to name the upcoming memorial concerts...

Fall Career Fair Sep16

Fall Career Fair

With more than 190 companies, WPI’s 2014 Fall Career Fair has something for everyone • On Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 17, WPI will host its largest career fair ever, as more than 190 companies come to campus to meet, speak with, and recruit WPI students and alumni. Taking place from place...

Road warriors Sep15

Road warriors

Road Warriors Get Ready to Roll • Each fall, WPI Admissions staff members earn their “road warrior” nicknames as they embark on weeks-long, world-wide trips to recruit international students and build on relationships with alumni and families of current students from far away. Karen...

Weekend philharmonic Sep12

Weekend philharmonic

Parents Weekend Concert Features 4 Ensembles • It is one of the few concerts on the academic calendar in which all of the large WPI music ensembles will participate. It happens this weekend, Parents Weekend. Circle the date. Literally hundreds of students, from four ensembles, will take the...

Thompson Scholars Sep11

Thompson Scholars

WPI Recognizes Class of 2017 Charles O. Thompson Scholars • The first year of college can be a challenging time as students adjust to the rigors of course work and new experiences of campus life. Each year, WPI recognizes students who have gone above and beyond during their freshman year by...

Les Misérables Sep11

Les Misérables

VOX Musical Theatre presents Les Misérables • Talk about making a big splash. VOX Musical Theatre continues its 10th anniversary season with the epic musical, Les Misérables. According to producers of the show, WPI students from all over the country will be joining singers from Worcester...

Global fair Sep10

Global fair

Global Fair Highlights IQPs, Project Centers • Students at last week’s Global Fair gained some insight into WPI’s interdisciplinary project-based curriculum, getting acquainted with more than 40 project centers and the work they do around the world. The fair, organized by the...

Fabulous first years Sep09

Fabulous first years

Class of 2018  Exemplifies Creativity, Entrepreneurial Spirit • One is so proficient with robotics that he was called upon to assemble a team to fix the Miami police bomb squad’s robot when the city had no funds for the work. Another is a national table tennis champ of Vietnam. One...

mitre day Sep08

mitre day

MITRE Day to Offer, Internship, Project and Research Opportunities • The Quad will become a “festival of technology” on MITRE Day, a chance for the WPI community to exchange ideas with representatives from MITRE Corp., on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1:30 to 5 pm. Inside a 40×80-ft. tent,...

Curator of arms Sep05

Curator of arms

Jeffrey Forgeng new curator of arms and armor and medieval art at Worcester Art Museum • Centuries after knights crossed lances to defend their lands, WPI students are using their “creativity and technical ability to bring the (Higgins Collection of Arms and Armor) to life,” says Jeffrey...

Praise for HUA Sep04

Praise for HUA

150 Years On, John Boynton Praises HUA • On Tuesday morning, Aug. 26, a New Student Orientation panel on humanities and arts at WPI began appropriately with a lesson in history. An audience of hundreds of first year students was treated to an introduction by a special guest dressed as...

First crossing Sep03

First crossing

Faculty, President Participate in New Student Bridge Crossing for the First Time • Not even thunder and lightning could stop a well-loved WPI tradition for welcoming new students from taking place last Wednesday night. In fact, this year’s event saw one of the largest turnouts ever, as...

World Congress Sep02

World Congress

Billiar, WPI provide a presence at recent World Congress of Biomechanics • While studying mechanical engineering as an undergraduate at Cornell University, Professor Kris Billiar came across a course on biomechanics, and was fascinated by the concept. “I loved to tinker with machines and...

First-year bliss Aug28

First-year bliss

College Choice rates WPI among top 50 colleges with the happiest first-year students • First-year students at WPI are among the happiest in the nation, according to College Choice, an independent college rankings and review website dedicated to helping students and their families find the...

Ice bucket challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge in honor of Steve Rubin ’74 • In stepping up to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at Reunion Plaza Monday afternoon, WPI President Laurie Leshin mixed some fun with a serious message: donate to help find a cure for a disease that has hit close to home. Joined by a team...

Tobacco-free campus Aug25

Tobacco-free campus

WPI becomes a tobacco-free campus • With the start of a the new academic year, WPI sets a new course in its continuing pursuit of making the campus a safe and rich learning environment that demonstrates a genuine concern for the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff, while...

Move-in day Aug24

Move-in day

Move-in Day heralds the start of a new academic year • The campus was swarming with cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs today, disgorging undergraduates, their parents, friends, and siblings – as well as a few thousand boxes, laptops, pillows, and assorted dorm flotsam as Move-In Day swung into...

New parking permits Aug18

New parking permits

Annual parking permit registration under way, with some changes for Campus Center lot • Campus Police began renewing employee parking permits in the lobby of the campus center, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today through Thursday, Aug. 21—and will begin at Gateway Park on Monday and Tuesday, Aug....