August 31, 2015

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The Gargoyles of Alumni Gymnasium : Photographs by Michael Voorhis

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One of 34 gargoyles on Alumni Gym

One of 34 gargoyles on Alumni Gym

This A term come to the Class of 1970 Café Gallery, on the main level, to see “The Gargoyles of Alumni Gymnasium,” photographs by Michael Voorhis, Computer Science Department Lab Manager.  Years ago, as a WPI undergrad, Voorhis saw black and white photographs of the gargoyles in a professor’s office in the Humanities and Arts Department. He was struck with how there are things on campus that we walk by every day and do not see–like the gargoyles.  It sparked his interest in photographing the gargoyles in color. When he heard Alumni Gym would have to be razed to make way for the Foisie Innovation Center, he knew the time had come to start recording the gargoyles for posterity.

There are 34 gargoyles in all: six on the shorter east and west walls, and eleven each on the long north and south walls. The majority are athletes of one sort or another, but there are others: spectators clapping their hands; singers with sheet music; musicians playing instruments. Voorhis notes the difficulty of photographing the figures with buildings and trees obstructing sightlines. Many of the photographs were taken from the upper floors of surrounding buildings.  Not all of the gargoyles are included in the exhibition, but more can be seen on Voorhis’ flickr site.

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August 28, 2015

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Welcome Mass Academy Students!

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Paige Neumann

Members of the WPI community including the library welcomed 11th and 12th graders from Mass Academy

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August 27, 2015

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Welcome to Gordon Library

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Acting Director of Library Services, Don Richardson, welcomes you to Gordon Library and academic year 2015-2016.

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August 26, 2015

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The Patina of Polaroid : Images by Mari Seder, in Class of 1941 Gallery

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The Patina of Polaroid : Images by Mari Seder, in the Class of 1941 Gallery during A term, employs the Polaroid camera in vastly different ways.

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August 19, 2015

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Staff Spotlight : Judy Fallon

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Staff spotlight: Meet Judy!

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August 17, 2015

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From the Archives: Finding your Family at WPI

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Michael Kemezis

A majority of Curation, Preservation and Archives’ research requests are from family genealogists looking for information about a relative who graduated from WPI. This posts discusses what resources are available to CPA to help provide information to these family historians.

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August 12, 2015

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Staff Spotlight: Jessica O’Toole

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Staff spotlight: Meet Jessica!

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August 5, 2015

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Staff Spotlight: Kathleen Markees

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Staff spotlight: Meet Kathy!

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July 29, 2015

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Staff Spotlight : Paige Neumann

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Paige!

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July 28, 2015

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Saved by the Bell: a short history of WPI’s Carillon

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trlane

The bells ring everyday on campus. Read on to find out how they came into existence at WPI

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