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Student Life Forum Held on Campus

A new article on the Poly Web Site discusses the second meeting of the Student Life Forum. Apparently, this was a meeting between Rensselaer students and staff where student quality-of-life issues were discussed.

Many RCNJ members are vitally interested in the quality of student experience. But, it is difficult to understand the issues referred to in the article because no background is provided.

For example, the article says that one issue raised at the forum was that "students are required to purchase uniforms" in order to participate on athletic teams. Some of us are contributors to Let's Go Red!, a booster organization run by the Athletic Department. Let's Go Red! members are probably very interested in a policy like this, and under what circumstances it applies.

Another interesting anecdote from the article is that someone reportedly raised the issue of the "Career Development Centerís representation of students in currently 'unpopular' majors." Which majors do the students consider unpopular? And, is there actually a qualitative difference in services provided by the CDC?

It's good to see that the Poly continues to accurately report significant events on campus and student concerns. We wish they would be more conscious of the fact that their Web Site provides alumni with immediate access to the newspaper's content. We all realize that a story gains a worldwide audience once it is posted to a public Web Site. The Poly needs to realize that in this case, the world is watching.

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About the RCNJ

The Rensselaer Club of New Jersey (RCNJ) is a regional chapter of the Rensselaer Alumni Association that serves the State of New Jersey.

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For more information, contact Sandeep Nandy, RCNJ President, by email at sandeep.nandy [at] verizon.com.
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