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Commission Supports Creation of Dance Movies

Celebrating the CCNI

Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy
Making Computers From a Pencil Trace

Stuck on “Nanoglue”

Helping Nanotubes Get Into Shape

Sports Report
New Era for Athletics

Balance May Play Role in Alzheimer’s

From The Archives
The Approach Turns 100

Research Roundup

Making A Difference
A Student Bridge to Philanthropy

Keeping It Cool

Focus On
James Hendler: Tetherless World Research Constellation

Accolades and Accomplishments


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Rensselaer Class of 2011
Approximately 675 members of the Class of 2011 gathered on the ’86 Field Aug. 31 as part of the “Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond” activities that welcomed them to campus.

The class is expected to be among the most talented and diverse in Rensselaer’s history. Average SAT scores for the new first-year students are up almost 20 points from the previous year, and more than 65 percent of incoming freshmen ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Approximately 400 women make up the Class of 2011.

Twenty-four percent of incoming students hail from outside the Northeast, and there has been a 37 percent increase in enrolled international students, who have come to Rensselaer this year from the Bahamas, China, Denmark, Ecuador, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Rensselaer’s First-Year Experience (FYE) program, which runs Navigating Rensselaer & Beyond, was recently highlighted by U.S.News & World Report as a “Program To Look For.” Aimed at encouraging students to build meaningful bonds that will sustain them through four years, FYE includes programs such as the Tuesday Night Toolbox student success series, residence hall programming, and various academic student support initiatives.

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