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John F. Alden, Class of 1872- Published in The Polytechnic, April 1, 1917

John F. Alden died at his home 50 Meigs Street, Rochester, N. Y., on February 27, 1917. He was born in Cohoes in March, 1852, and was a direct descendant in the eighth generation of John Alden of Plymouth Colony. He received his education in private schools in Albany, and then at the Institute, from which he graduated in 1872.  He was a member of the Pi Eta Scientific Fraternity while at the Institute.  (Editors Note"  Pi Eta was later renamed The Rensselaer Society of Engineers.)

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RSE Library Chair Donation

While attending the RSE 150th Anniversary Celebration, Don Thoma ’83 noticed that the chairs in the RSE Library were in poor condition.  The Library experiences considerable usage during the school year. The current chairs were purchased as part of a Fall 2008 upgrade by The RSE Foundation and time has taken its toll..... 

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RSE Sesquicentennial - Good friends, Great Memories and Our Best Year Yet!

As you may know, this past October, nearly 200 RSE Alumni attended our Sesquicentennial event, representing nearly 25% of all living RSE alumni members.  It was a fantastic weekend of catching up on old memories, reconnecting with friends, and making some new ones of each!

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