Open Call for Community Relations Committee Chairperson and Independent Senator

There are currently two open seats on the Student Senate: Community Relations Committee Chairperson and Independent Senator.  CRC deals with improving relations and participation of members of the RPI community with our surroundings, including local schools, the city of Troy, and others.  The Independent Senator is a senator who is not affiliated with any IFC/PanHel organizations on campus.  Both nominations according to the Senate bylaws are made by the Grand Marshal, though the choice for Independent Senator will be made in conjunction with the current Independent Senator and senior independent members of the senate.  If interested in these positions, please fill out the form at the link attached. https://goo.gl/forms/mPJNEPBC7ltWU82k1…

Statement on Recent Events from Grand Marshal and President of the Union

From the Office of the Grand Marshal and the President of the Union: Hello members of the Rensselaer Union, You are likely aware of the current unrest and displeasure among members of the Union over elements of RPI’s Student Life Portfolio restructuring.  More specifically the element related to the Director of the Union being supervised by the Assistant Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students, to whom they previously were a peer. Late in the spring semester Chip, other student leaders, and I were taking part in an interview training session when we were informed of this change.   When reviewing the position description with HR staff we noticed that the Rensselaer Union was placed under the AVP/DoS.  After asking questions of the members of Institute HR who were run…

Return of the Crossgates Mall Shuttle

Hey everyone!   Starting this Saturday, there will be a free shuttle service from the Union to Crossgates Mall and back. It runs from RPI every hour on the hour starting at 4pm until 9pm, and leaves Crossgates every hour on the half hour from 4:30pm until 9:30pm. There is also an extra ride from Crossgates to RPI at midnight, but there will be very limited seating available.   The shuttle service will be available on Nov 14, Dec 12 and Dec 18 - (the Friday that Star Wars comes out!).   Buses pick students up from the Horseshoe and drop students off between Dave & Busters and Dick’s Sporting Goods, and will…