Traditions are what draw us in and pull us back. They are cherished and revered. They give us chills and create wonderful memories of times spent on campus. Upon them, many great things can be built. They create the tie that binds the entire WPI community—the students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
As a WPI alum, you can be proud to count yourself among this illustrious group of innovative problem solvers who are always breaking new ground, seeking better solutions, and creating positive change in the world.
You are part of a worldwide network of more than 38,000 alumni who live in more than 100 countries and are working in diverse fields and professions.
Matthew Goldman: The Man Behind Television’s Next Big Things
Matthew Goldman ’83 (’88 MS) might not always have been able to see television’s future—but he’s definitely helped create it. He would be the first person to tell you that he doesn’t have much in common with red-carpet celebrities like Bryan Cranston, Justin Timberlake, and Helen Mirren. But there is one similarity worth mentioning: each has taken home four Emmys.
A Hope for Huntington’s
Huntington’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that strikes people during the prime of their lives, causing personality changes, memory loss, impaired judgment, problems with movement, speech, and swallowing—and, ultimately, death. There is no cure and no treatment that slows the progress of the disease. It has long been known that Huntington’s runs in families. In 1993 scientists discovered that it is linked to a single dominant gene, which each child of a sufferer has a 50 percent chance of inheriting, and which always leads to a fatal outcome.
The Father of the Plan:
Bill Grogan '46
WPI's latest book, The Presiding Genius of the Place, explores the life of the late Bill Grogran '46, dean emeritus of undergraduate studies, whose influence and leadership forever changed WPI.
Building the Hill Together
The Foisie Innovation Studio and Residence Hall, as pictured in this architectural rendering, is named to honor WPI's most generous benefactor, Robert A. Foisie '56—but it also pays homage to the university's growing tradition of philanthropy.
Every gift makes an impact.