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VOLUME 11, NO. 3     FEBRUARY 1998

In This Issue:

Gifts totaling $7.6 million will fund new building, scholarships

The Greek Connection
The problem: provide high-speed network service to 14 seperate structures, each within a mile of campus, that house more than 500 students.
It's a Two-sided Chip
"The impact of student computer use on the college campus is staggering," notes Dean of Student Life Janet Richardson. Her recent study reveals the opportunities -- and challenges -- it poses for administrators.
A Busy Year at the "Raw Bar"
The Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division has embarked on an ambitious marketing effort to raise student interest in project work abroad. The program included an invitation to the Global Fair in the fall of 1997 -- an event that drew record attendance and generated more than twice as many applications to the program as last year.
Great Danes!
The culture and people of Denmark proved to be an ideal fit for two project teams who worked there during the summer of 1997.


Worcester poets honored through MQP work
Three Worcester poets with international reputations were honored through the work of a student's MQP in September. Tim Adams '98 received a grant from the Worcester Cultural Commission for his project, "A Literary Tour of Worcester." A tour guide and map were printed and bronze plaques were created to be placed on the former homes of Pulitzer-prize winning poet Stanley Kunitz, Charles Olson and Elizabeth Bishop...
Campus center update
Editor's note: This is an update on the status of the campus center, reported in previous issues of The Wire. Earlier actions by the Board of Trustees at its Jan. 21, 1997 meeting authorized the administration to proceed with the design phase of the campus center. The Physical Facilities Committee solicited a request for...
NASA interns
Two WPI students, one a recent graduate, the other a senior, served internships during the summer at the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility Operations Control Center at the Smithsonian Astrophysics Observatory in Cambridge, MAss., where they worked on the next generation of NASA's most powerful X-ray telescope...
Master Plan nears approval
A final draft of the Alumni Association's new Five-Year Master Plan will be presented to the Alumni Council for approval at its Jan. 21 meeting. The purpose of the plan, which was last revised in 1992, is to build a framework to support new and existing alumni programs and services...


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