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JMs replace 2nd Floor Hall Lighting

One result of our current social status is that the brotherhood has been able to internally tackle some projects around the building.  One of the first to come up was the lighting in the 2nd Floor hallway.  When the 2nd Floor Study Hall was originally converted in the 60’s, the hallway lighting was a continuous run of fluorescent fixtures the length of the hallway.  In the early 90’s the electric company ran an efficiency upgrade program, and the original lights were replaced for a few dollars a fixture.  At the time these were ‘high efficiency’ fixtures, and to achieve the same lighting coverage we only installed half as many fixtures.

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Junior Member Winter 2018 Election Results

The RSE Junior Members have elected new members to the Executive Committee (E Comm), as well as a number of other positions.

Read more: Junior Member Winter 2018 Election Results

Mark Your Calendars!

Second RSE Strategic Retreat Planned for July 2019

During the summer of 2017, RSE held a Strategic Retreat near the Newark, NJ airport.  The purpose of this first retreat was to address some of the high level concerns facing our organization.  As a result of that retreat, RSE has been more focused on a long-term perspective these last 18 months.  Perhaps the best result of the retreat was our ability to interact with many Junior Members and work towards achieving common goals.

One of RSE’s struggles is the fact that our JM Leadership team completely changes every three years.  While many of us can testify that the three years we lived at 1501 Sage seems to have lasted a long time, from the viewpoint of a 153 year old organization that’s pretty rapid turnover.  We are planning to have another retreat in the NYC area this summer, the weekend of July 19-21st, 2019.  RSE will be hosting the JM leadership, and reserving a block of rooms for Society Members to book.

This retreat will be focused on returning the Junior Membership to active status in the RPI community, preparing for our next rush, and finalizing the planning for our new member education program.  I encourage all interested Society Members to attend this event – especially if your JM experiences involved rush or pledging.

Final details on the 2019 RSE Strategic Retreat will be coming out this spring.  Until then, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

TSIMS.

Charlie Adkins ‘94

Real Estate Officer