State of the Institute/Alumni Hall of Fame Induction
“A University Transformed and Transformative”
Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
EMPAC Concert Hall
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Friday, October 4, 2013
Good afternoon and welcome back to all our alumni and alumnae. Congratulations, especially, to the Class of 1963, which is the newest class to enter into the Rensselaer 50 Year Club. The men and women of this class are celebrating half a century of intellectual excitement with each other, enduring friendship, possibly a miniscule amount of remembered rivalry, and a deep connection to the Rensselaer years that shaped them.
I had the great pleasure this spring of attending my reunion at M.I.T., and experiencing that pleasantly strange sense one has with old friends of being two people at once: the young person you were when you met, and the fuller, more dimensional character you are after many decades of life and experience.
I am sure that for many of you, the sense of a young self, standing beside the more mature person you are today, is compounded by the Rensselaer campus itself. You remember it as it was, but undoubtedly recognize the magnificent additions that have been made to it over the last 14 years under The Rensselaer Plan, including the state-of-the-art Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center that surrounds us at this moment.
With your advice and support, we have maintained a similar duality in our thinking about Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a whole. We are keenly appreciative of the strongest aspects of its younger personality: the rigor of the education, the innovative pedagogy, the magnanimous focus on the ways it can benefit the world at large by applying science (and engineering) “to the common purposes of life.” If anything, these aspects of Rensselaer only have become stronger with time.
Simultaneously, however, we are well aware that new challenges demand a new vision from us. I include among these the grand global challenges that have become clear in recent years: the issues surrounding energy, water, and food security; human health; national security; climate impacts; and the intelligent management of scare natural resources.
However, we face other challenges as well. These include the challenge of enabling the brilliant people here to work across the disciplinary barriers that they have helped to make obsolete: as the life sciences and engineering merge; as our built environment becomes increasingly intelligent and reactive; as computation, immersive environments, and cognitive science enrich pedagogy and artistic expression; and as data analytics, web science, and networked sensors on everything from running shoes to tractors transform health care, and business management, as well as our experience of the world.
We also have the challenge of funding Rensselaer’s remarkable research endeavor, which has led to critically important breakthroughs for society and businessparticularly given federal budgetary concerns.
And we have the challenge of educating the most cyber-savvy generation of students the world has ever seenwhile at the same time recognizing that these students are not yet tempered by life, and therefore need and deserve Rensselaer’s support in every aspect of their personal development.
We have transformed Rensselaer over the last 14 years, and our achievements are many: More than $1.25 billion has been invested in The Rensselaer Plan, and we have built state-of-the-art research platforms that include the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, and our newly renamed Center for Computational Innovations, as well as EMPAC.
We have prepared Rensselaer for leadership in areas of research that are of fundamental significance in the 21st century and that build on our strengthsby focusing on “signature thrusts” in
- computational science and engineering;
- biotechnology and the life sciences;
- nanotechnology and advanced materials;
- energy, the environment, and smart systems;
- and media, arts, science, and technology.
To explore this last intersection of disciplines, in the fall of 2012, we announced the birth of a new institute-wide centerThe Center for Cognition, Communication, and Culturewhere research into cross-modal displays, mixed reality, and synthetic characters is giving us new ways to comprehend our world and ourselves, and new ways to teach and perform research.
Over the past 14 years under The Rensselaer Plan, we have tripled research awards, hired over 300 new faculty members, and concluded a $1.4 billion capital campaign successfully in 2008, nine months ahead of schedule, exceeding all previous fundraising efforts at Rensselaer.
Our ranking among national research universities by US News and World Report indicates that these achievements are recognized. Last month, we were ranked 41st overall. In the “faculty resources” category, which uses various metrics to measure student interaction with distinguished professors, Rensselaer rose ten places to 38th.
In addition, our “selectivity” rank in terms of our students was a record-high 39th. Indeed, the clearest evidence of our achievements under The Rensselaer Plan is the enthusiasm with which young men and women now pursue a Rensselaer education. Applications to the freshman class have more than tripled over the last 14 years, to a record 16,150 this year, up 6% over the year before.
And we have enrolled the largest freshman class in Rensselaer history, 1411 students, who are sure not merely to uphold our legacy, but to enhance it. They are a very high-achieving group, with their average mathematics and critical reading SAT scores setting a new record. Over ten percent of the class received a perfect 800 SAT score in critical reading, mathematics, or writing.
This class also is a group that will bring some much-needed diversity to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematicsor STEMfieldswith 31 percent of the class being women, 12 percent of the class being under-represented minorities, and 33 percent from outside the Northeastern United States.
Now, however, it is time for Rensselaer to step more fully onto a larger stage. As reunions serve to remind uswhen we are young, our own development constitutes much of the drama of life. This was true of our strategic approach in the early years of The Rensselaer Plan.
However, as we grow more mature, it becomes apparent that the real meaning of life lies in the contributions we make to the world at large. Rensselaer, too, is moving to a fuller, more commanding stage of its own history. Over the last year, with the advice of our alumni and alumnae, we have refreshed The Rensselaer Plan in advance of the 200th anniversary in 2024, of the founding of the Institute.
Under The Rensselaer Plan 2024, we still are transforming Rensselaer, but now, we are becoming even more of a transformative forcein the global impact of our research, in our pedagogy, and in the lives of our students.
Let us begin with research: We are focusing our efforts Institute-wide on the great global challenges I referenced earlierenergy, water, food, and national security; human health; climate impacts; and the allocation of scarce natural resources. Two new research umbrellas have been identified in The Rensselaer Plan 2024 to address these challenges.
The first we have called “Beyond the Internet: Digital Meets Reality,” recognizing that big data, broad data, high-performance computing, data analytics, and web science are creating a significant shift globally in the way we make connections, make decisions, make products, make discoveries, and ultimately, make progress.
This June, we launched The Rensselaer Institute for Data Exploration and Applicationsor The Rensselaer IDEAto create an integrated computational ecosystem. The idea is to bring together Rensselaer talents and strengths in everything from supercomputing to immersive environments, and to link them to applications at the interface of engineering and the physical, life, and social sciences.
The Rensselaer IDEA will make full use of our remarkable computational infrastructure. In our Center for Computational Innovations, we have one of the four most powerful university-based supercomputers in the United States (and number 12 in the world), whose capabilities just have been elevated significantly. Two racks of the IBM Blue Gene /Q supercomputer now have been upgraded to five racks, bringing Rensselaer above the petaflops level for computational powerin other words, 10 to the 15th power or a quadrillion floating point operations per second. The new five-rack system has been named the Advanced Multiprocessing Optimized System, or AMOS, in honor of our founder Amos Eaton.
This year, Rensselaer also became the first university in the nation to receive the Watson technology from IBM. Watson is a cognitive computing system engineered for a human-like ability to use natural language, answer complex questions, and make decisionsand it is the work of a number of Rensselaer alumni, including Dr. Chris Welty of the Class of 1985, Dr. David Ferrucci of the Class of 1994, and Adam Lally of the Class of 1998. In 2011, using memory-based artificial intelligence, Watson was able to beat the best human champions at Jeopardy!
IBM chose Rensselaer as the place to send Watson to master a more difficult form of artificial intelligence: knowledge-based artificial intelligence. We will give Watson the power, not merely to answer questions based on the subjects it has been taught, but also to access the tetherless world of information on the web, and to make inferences from what it learns in real- or near real-time.
Rensselaer also is rich in talent capable of making full use of this infrastructure. This year, Rensselaer scientists led by CCI Director and Computer Science Professor Chris Carothers, joined forces with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and set a new supercomputer simulation speed record, decisively smashing the old record of 12 billion events per second with 504 billion events per second. Such speed will allow, for the first time, planetary-scale calculations describing global phenomena.
Professor Jim Hendler, who is Director of The Rensselaer IDEA, is one of the originators of the Semantic Web, which uses common data formats for unrelated web-data sets, allowing us a new ability to integrate different sources of information, search across them with intelligent software agents, and to visualize and analyze them. Professor Hendler’s team has helped the White House develop smart interfaces for the Data.gov website, which allows government data from an enormous variety of international sources to be combined in beneficial and unexpected ways.
With the launch of The Rensselaer IDEA, researchers in every field will be better able to access, aggregate, organize, visualize, and analyze data from multiple sources and in multiple formatsin order to address challenges and opportunities across the spectrum, including in basic research, the environment and energy, water resources, health care and biomedicine, business and finance, public policy, and national security.
We also are preparing Rensselaer students, in every discipline, to use these remarkable digital tools, in order to maximize their opportunities to drive discovery and innovation. Since data will be the foundation of many a career in future, we now are offering a new Master of Science degree in Business Analytics through the Lally School of Management.
One of our first initiatives under The Rensselaer IDEA is the Jefferson Project at Lake George, named for Thomas Jefferson, who greatly admired the beauty of the Lake. This is a data-driven partnership with IBM and The Fund for Lake George to turn Lake George into the “smartest lake the world.” We are adding a remarkable cyberphysical platform to the lake that will allow real-time data collection and monitoring, through the use of fixed sensors, sensors mounted on robots, and innovations such as flow-cams that can take snapshots of the lake’s microscopic organisms and transmit them in real time. Our high-performance computing platform at Rensselaer, as well as IBM and Rensselaer innovations in data modeling, analytics, visualization, and web science, will allow us to use this data to understand and remediate the water quality of Lake Georgeand will serve as a model for data-driven ecological stewardship in the future.
The implications of such data-driven research are particularly important in health care. This year, we established a new partnership with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai that will offer Rensselaer a treasure trove of clinical data, and the ability to translate biotechnology research breakthroughs into clinical practice. The partnership is going to bring together the supercomputers at each institute and allow us to produce sophisticated computer algorithms to analyze genomic data from many, many patients. We will be able to use that data to develop predictive models of disease, to devise safer and more effective drugs, and to make better use of shared health-care assets and financial resources.
The collaboration with Mount Sinai also reinforces our second critical research umbrella, “Infrastructural Resilience, Sustainability, and Stewardship.” Under this umbrella, we are focusing on affordable health-care technologies that will benefit people globally. These include regenerative medicine and tissue engineeringas well as the first virtual platform for non-invasive surgeries. Developed by Professor Suvranu De and an interdisciplinary team at our Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Imaging in Medicine, this virtual surgery application can train surgeons, as well as allow computer-aided design for new surgeries. Because it can run directly on web browsersincluding over mobile phones, which are now globally ubiquitousit has the potential to improve health care even in the poorest and most remote places.
Our “Infrastructural Resilience, Sustainability, and Stewardship” umbrella also encompasses research concerning smart logistics and infrastructure. Rensselaer scientists and engineers are focusing on predicting and controlling the risks of extreme weather and other natural disasters. They are considering how best to engineer systemsincluding cyber-systems, supply chains, transport systems, the electric grid, and urban built environmentsto withstand natural disruptions, as well as manmade security threats; to respond to the weather intelligently; and to make efficient use of energy from a wide range of sources.
Under this same umbrella, we also are focusing on transformative materials. Composites of atomic-scale layers are expanding, vastly, the materials palette at our disposal. And materials informatics and genomics are allowing the rational design of new materialsincluding biological systemsfor specific properties. Nanotechnology is yielding new solutions for energy storage, such as fast-charging, long-lasting graphene-based lithium ion batteries. Bio-nanocomposites that combine lytic enzymesor enzymes that rupture cell wallswith nanomaterials have enabled a group led by Vice President for Research Jonathan Dordick, the Howard P. Isermann Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, to devise a new strategy for killing deadly bacteria such as MRSA and listeria, using long-lasting antimicrobial paints and coatingsbypassing the problem of resistance that accompanies the use of antibiotics.
It is safe to say that many stubborn problems are yielding to the discoveries and innovations emerging from interdisciplinary research at Rensselaer. Of course, it takes the right talent to be a transformative force in research. This year, we have made 29 new tenured and tenure track faculty hires, including Dr. Catherine Royer, Constellation Chair in Biocomputation and Bioinformatics in the Department of Biology, and Dr. Richard Gross, Constellation Chair in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology.
In addition, Dr. Deepak Vashishth was named Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. Dr. Joe Chow was named Administrative Dean of the School of Engineering.
And to help us realize our ambitions fully, this year, we have recruited Ivar Strand, as Assistant Vice President for Research Administration and Finance, and Elisha Mozersky, as my Chief of Staff.
To ensure that the breakthroughs arising out of our research make their way into the world, we are strengthening the innovation ecosystem we have established here. Under The Rensselaer Plan 2024, we are expanding the successor to our incubator, the Emerging Ventures Ecosystem, or EVE, to help Rensselaer faculty and students to exploit the intellectual property they generate, to link them to investors, and to broker incubation space for them in Troy and throughout the Capital Region so they can launch new enterprises.
In December, EVE is hosting its first Business Opportunities to Success Summit, which sports the delightful acronym BOSS. The summit will bring together entrepreneurs, CEOs and other business leaders, many of them Rensselaer alumni and alumnae, as well as academic leaders, to provide their insights on transforming a concept or invention into a thriving business.
Adding to our innovation ecosystem is a planned Mount Sinai and Rensselaer Collaborative Center for Research Innovation and Entrepreneurship to be based both in New York City and Troy. The Center will assist faculty and students from both institutions in converting medical breakthroughs of all kinds into start-up companies.
Under The Rensselaer Plan 2024, we are intensifying our global impact not merely with our research, but also by changing the way our cyber-savvy young people learn. In fact, pedagogical innovation characterized Rensselaer from its very start in 1824. The traditions of that time had students listening passively to lectures. Rensselaer broke decisively with that pattern, and instead asked students to prove and expand their knowledge through demonstrations and experiments. Under The Rensselaer Plan 2024, we continue this tradition by giving all undergraduate students the opportunity for research and independent study, and we are creating an Honors Program for seniors who demonstrate particular promise in research.
Rensselaer also pioneered the “flipped classroom”in which students first learn the basic subject matter outside of class and then come to class for problem-solving and experimentationlong before online educator Sal Khan, through the Khan Academy, began advocating for the same switch. Now, we will be using online courses to enhance the Rensselaer experience. Here is one example: We soon will be giving under-represented minorities and other under-served students a virtual bridge to Rensselaer, in part by offering an on-line calculus course before they first arrive on campus.
And we intend to incorporate advances in computational science and engineering, such as the Semantic Web, into online learning, which will allow students to bring a wide range of web-based sources into their work, and to learn how to use new approaches and tools to authenticate them.
Our students now are benefitting from other revolutions in teaching as well, including the gamification of courses, the mixed reality classroom, and interaction with artificially intelligent synthetic characters. All three are coming together in a program called the Mandarin Project, which uses a sustained narrative to engage and motivate students to learn the Mandarin language and Chinese culture. The Mandarin Project is moving into our new Emergent Reality Lab, a massive mixed reality space, and it ultimately will include synthetic characters arising out of Rensselaer breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and cognitive modeling, which will interact directly with students in the course. This new approach has ramifications beyond language and cultural study for our students, and will be an area for active pedagogical research across all our schools.
We also are working toward blended (online and classroom-based) formats for certain professional degree programsfor working professionals and others. This would include a new approach for Rensselaer at Hartford.
The third area in which we will continue to be a transformative force is in the lives of our studentsin their personal growth and development. As this audience proves, a Rensselaer education is transformative. However, that education does not take place merely in the classroom, but also in the interactions our students have with each other, with faculty and administrators, and with the community around them. Our Clustered, Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students, or CLASS, is designed to foster these connections for all students, in ever-widening circles.
CLASS begins with our award-winning First Year Experience, which eases freshmen into the demands and joys of campus life. Since we understand the significance of a home away from home, CLASS encourages a sense of belonging through small residential communitiessupported by residential deansincluding a dean for off-campus students, for students in our Greek system, and for graduate students. CLASS also helps an entire class to cohere as a group, through time-based clusteringwith Class Deans who work with our students from their sophomore year through their senior year.
The many programs that emerge from CLASS recognize the different stages of college life, while preparing our students to change the world. For example, programming through our Center for Career and Professional Development is specific to each year. Our award-winning Sophomore Career Experience is designed as an introduction to professional life that can help students make more strategic choices in their studies as upperclassmen. Earlier this month, over 200 sophomores participated in our kick-off Career Prep 101 event with industry partners that included ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, FactSet, GE, Hasbro, and the US Navy Nuclear Program.
CLASS also includes a Faculty Dean to provide academically linked programs to bridge the classroom and the students’ living environment. Programs under development include School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences “inquiry courses” that introduce the humanities in vibrant ways, within our students’ residences.
And to encourage an even greater sense of affinity, we are allowing students to build their own living and learning cohorts based on the CLASS core themes, such as professional development or communityor particular global challenges such as environmental stewardship. For example, our Leadership Houses allow students to participate in a truly exciting ongoing discourse about governance, management, courage, and inspiration. This year, we will inaugurate the Blitman Leadership Forum, which will bring civic leaders to the Blitman Commons from across the region to discuss political life.
In addition, our Archer Center for Student Leadership Development is currently developing an idea we call “The Why Not Change the World: Challenge Studio” to allow our students, faculty, and other investigators to collaborate on projects designed to answer ill-posed, but challenging and pressing global problems.
We are expanding our students’ sense of connection outwards, in part, by encouraging all Rensselaer juniors to seek out a transformative experience, such as study abroad, an internship, or a co-op position that integrates classroom work with a professional position. Ultimately, CLASS is designed to develop those personal qualities most likely to lead to wonderful careers and full lives: intellectual agility, multi-cultural sophistication, and a global view.
As you know, athletics is an important part of student lifeand student developmentand draws truly extraordinary young people to Rensselaer. We had much to be proud of this year in athletics.
The Women’s Lacrosse team had an inspiring season under the leadership of Head Coach Leslie DeLano, capturing the Liberty League title, advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament, and ranking a record ninth in the final Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association poll.
The Baseball team played in the NCAA Tournament for the 17th time in school history, at the New York Regional Tournament. The team won the Liberty League Tournament, and reached the 30-win plateau for just the seventh time in school history.
Individual athletes also were standouts. Adam Updegrove, who played four years of soccer and dove for three years, was chosen as the inaugural Liberty League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
And quarterback Mike Hermann, one of the best football players in the 127-year history of Rensselaer Football, is pursuing a spot on an NFL team’s roster. Given the perseverance Mike already has demonstrated, we are optimistic that he will get there.
We also are optimistic for the future of the Engineers, as Rensselaer Football welcomed Ralph Isernia as its new Head Coach and Richard Maloney as its Assistant Coach.
Last season, the Men’s Ice Hockey team finished second in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, or ECAC, while earning a 3.4 GPA.
Clearly it is not merely talent that is revealed in athletic competition, but also intelligence, ambition, and character. We are very proud of the degree to which Rensselaer athletes demonstrate all of these qualities.
Last spring was the 24th straight semester that our student-athletes had a higher term GPA than non-student-athletes. And on the character front: RPI Athletics and representatives of all 23 varsity teams have joined the You Can Play Project, a campaign to ensure that student-athletes are judged solely on ability and effort, and not on the basis of sexual orientation or other discriminatory factors. If you have not seen the video produced by the Athletic Department on this subject, I urge you to have a look on YouTube or the You Can Play website.
As we consider the State of the Institute, it is impossible not to feel tremendous pride in the people who make up the Rensselaer family: faculty, administrators, students, and alumni and alumnae alike.
Together, they have set a standard of excellence that allows Rensselaer to continue reaching outward, to take a more prominent place on the world stage, and to do the things we do best, including developing brilliant young people, to help humanity at large.
Though we are approaching our bicentennial anniversary, for Rensselaer, the best is yet to come.
Now we are going to move into our Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame Induction ceremony.
The Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame is a relatively recent innovation at Rensselaer, its inaugural class dating just back to 1998. However, it is an important development. As we approach the 200th anniversary of our founding in 2024, we want to ensure that our history resides, not merely in books and in library archivesbut also in the consciousness and aspirations of the entire Rensselaer family.
Rensselaer alumni and alumnae have reshaped our world, adding to its beauty and wonder with the Ferris Wheel, an example of which we have brought to campus this weekendwith the Brooklyn Bridge, which remains suspended between Brooklyn and Manhattanwith Boston’s Fenway Park and other storied baseball stadiums, and with Prospect Park here in Troywith the digital camera, the sequencing of the first complete genomes, and the design of many elegant aircraft.
We intend to prepare the next generation of discoverers, innovators, business leaders, entrepreneurs in all technological and scientific fields, and related onesranging from computer science, to biomedical engineering, to advanced materials, to data analytics, to digital arts. However, that requires inspiration as well as education. The members of our Alumni Hall of Fame prove that our motto, “Why not change the world?” is not merely rhetorical. A Rensselaer education does make it possible to change the world. The stories of our remarkable alumni and alumnae give our students motivation to reach towards greater heights themselves.
We are very pleased to have several current members of our Alumni Hall of Fame with us todayas well as family members representing others.
I would like to begin with Trustee Emeritus and Alumni Hall of Fame member Howard P. Isermann of the Class of 1942, who embodies the absolute best of Rensselaer. Howard, a chemical engineer, developed the ultraviolet absorber that became the most effective sunscreen in the world, saving countless lives in the process. Howard is an entrepreneur who has used his success to allow many young people to receive the Rensselaer education that so benefitted him. He has supported both professorships and fellowships that have assisted hundreds of Chemical Engineering Ph.D. students in their first year in graduate school. His generosity has helped to propel Rensselaer’s biochemical engineering program into the world’s top ranks.
I also want to recognize…
- Dr. Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy of the Class of 1949. Dr. Fitzroy is an internationally recognized and honored expert in the field of heat transfer and fluid flow, and the first woman to lead the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
- Dr. Ivar Giaever of the Class of 1964. One of three scientists awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1973, Dr. Giaever conducted investigations that led to an understanding of electronic tunneling, a foundation for the study of superconductivity.
- Ms. Margaret Mason Bruce is the great-great-granddaughter of William Pitt Mason of the Class of 1874. A pioneer in sanitation chemistry, Mr. Mason was a major contributor to the world’s understanding of the need for pure municipal water supplies.
- Ms. Jannie Gibson-Daggs is the first cousin thrice removed of Garnet Douglass Baltimore of the Class of 1881. He was a distinguished civil engineer and landscape designer, and he designed Prospect Park, one of the greatest assets of the city of Troy. Mr. Baltimore was the first African-American to earn a bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer.
We are pleased that you could join us today.
Before we end, I would like to remember a few other people important to the Institute’s history, whom we lost this year:
- First, George S. Ansell ’54 and his wife, Marjorie Ansell. George Ansell was Dean of the School of Engineering from 1974 to 1984, and, during his tenure, both engineering enrollment and research funding flourished. Mrs. Ansell, also a member of the Rensselaer family, worked in the Development Office of Institute Advancement.
- Paul M. DeRusso ’53 was Professor Emeritus of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, and an Associate Dean of Engineering, who established degree programs in computer and systems engineering and the PREFACE Summer Program;
- J. Lawrence Katz was Professor and Department Head of Biomedical Engineering;
- Robert M. Ryan ’57 was Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering, and director of radiation and nuclear safety at Rensselaer;
- Robert L. Spilker was Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering;
- Carl A. Westerdahl was our Dean of Students and Director of Alumni and Community Relationsand a great historian of Rensselaer, who helped to reveal our own history to us.
We are grateful for all they gave us. We will miss them all very much.
Our thoughts also go out to all of our Rensselaer alumni and alumnae serving in the military overseasand our best wishes to Rensselaer alumni Rick Mastracchio and Reid Wiseman, who will fly separate missions to the International Space Station.
I want to thank all of our alumni and alumnae for remaining such an important part of the Rensselaer family, for offering us valuable guidance and support, and for allowing me the opportunity to sum up for you the state of this magnificent Institutethis special place. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
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