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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Post-Election Message

From the President's Desk

November 10, 2016

To: The Rensselaer Community
Re: Post-Election Message

The 2016 Presidential campaign and election was one of the most contentious in recent memory. The outcome of any election can be difficult regardless of your political affiliation. Elections change the political landscape and potentially many other aspects of our lives.  However, the election does not change our sense of community, and we will remain steadfast in support of the Rensselaer Plan 2024.

What has not changed is the dedication and commitment to our core values: excellence in Education, Leadership, and Community, which compels us to be one Rensselaer as we continue on our mission to "apply science to the common purposes of life."

For our faculty, staff, and students who are distressed and/or feel a sense of loss at the outcome of the results of the 2016 Presidential election, we will have EAP Counselors on campus in the Folsom Library Room 353A on Thursday, November 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Friday, November 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to address issues of emotional shock, loss, sadness, anger, physical problems and intermittent problems with others, in a confidential setting. In addition, you can reach a Counselor by phone at (518) 465-3813 or by email at for a confidential consultation.

I appreciate your continued commitment to Rensselaer, to each other, and to the students we serve.