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RSE Junior Members Take Time Out During Finals Week to Host Event at the Troy Boys & Girls Club

RSE hosted a philanthropy event in December with the Troy Boys and Girls club. The event consisted of building gingerbread houses with local children.  Attendees included Theodore Holden, Paul Lee, Thomas Passaro, Michael Faulisi, Noah Grant, Isaiah Stanley, James Lee, Antonio Fiol-Mahon, and Matthew Doan, as well as several sisters of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.  This was even more impressive when you consider that they took time out after classes and during their busy finals week.

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“I Really Believe In The Fraternity Experience”

Some of Clyde Richard’s '63 most memorable experiences happened while at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. One of which was joining The Rensselaer Society of Engineers. “I joined RSE for three reasons.  First, it was obvious to me almost from my first day on campus in 1959 that you really needed to be in a fraternity—the upper classmen housing was not the best. Second, a fellow baseball player from my high school team who was a year ahead of me was in RSE.  Third, it was obvious to me that being close to campus and not needing to lay around on the floor of the student union between classes would be a real plus.”

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True "Composite" from 1887

On March 12, 1887, over 130 years ago, fifteen of RSE’s Junior Members posed for what would be a unique photo.  The photo, which was taken by photographer J. M. Arnout on Fourth and River Streets in Troy, was taken as a composite of each of their faces, likely through multiple exposures.

Included in the photo are the faces of the following members:

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