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  • sezenack
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    Result obviously was not good but proud of the way the team fought tonight and gave it their all despite being shorthanded.

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  • rpi82
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    According to the source below it's in the 3.1-3.2 range. That seems to fit. They also show 2.84 in 1991. That seems reasonable because I worked for the Registrar and Academic Advising offices during my undergrad years and I vaguely remember the Institute-wide average GPA was somewhere in the area of 2.7x throughout that period ('78-'82). GPAs tended to grow as lower level students departed and upper level students moved into advanced classes within their major. The freshman year average GPA was probably a few tenths lower.

    Athletes didn't have as many support resources then, but they did know how to play the system. I remember one year there was a required Management course that had two sections - one at 8 a.m. with a known ball buster and one later in the day with a more student-friendly professor. Mysteriously many members of the hockey team registered for, of all things, Helicopter Design. Guess when Helicopter Design met? Take a second guess as to what happened after the schedules were locked in. The Helicopter Design professor must have been a hockey fan because we didn't get any complaints.

    That and the sight of a good chunk of the hockey team tray surfing and sledding down the hill to 8th Street are two of my clearer memories from that distant era.

    https://www.gradeinflation.com/Rensselaer.html
    Last edited by rpi82; 01-15-2022, 05:51 PM.

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  • sezenack
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    Originally posted by Ralph Baer View Post

    2.3 sounds about right for the 60's, but it's hard to believe that it is only 2.8 now considering the numbers which are posted for various sports teams.

    Maybe Sezenack knows.
    It's between a 3.0 and 3.1

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  • DrDemento
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    Originally posted by RPI67 View Post

    I remember Overall QPA as 2.3 in the 60's. I believe it's 2.8 now.
    When I was in school at RPI- we pretty much considered a B a grade we celebrated. A Hook was average or below but still you felt like you got through the course and survived. An A was just fairly rare. Of course it depended on which course the grade was for. Most of the guys I knew at school were striving for the magical 3.0 level but most were a bit below that. This is why I marvel at the numbers posted these days.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Originally posted by RPI67 View Post

    I remember Overall QPA as 2.3 in the 60's. I believe it's 2.8 now.
    2.3 sounds about right for the 60's, but it's hard to believe that it is only 2.8 now considering the numbers which are posted for various sports teams.

    Maybe Sezenack knows.

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  • RPI67
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    Originally posted by rpi82 View Post

    Of course, but grade inflation at RPI and has been less extreme than most colleges and universities. One of the main drivers is the level of support and structure that the athletes get. Study periods, study groups, tutoring (if required) and academic monitoring help to ensure that the athletes can meet their very extensive athletic and academic demands. With almost the entire men's hockey team in Lally, there is a strong intra- and inter-class support structure within the team and from the athletic and academic departments. There are a lot more support resources for students in general than back in the day (it's no longer treated as almost a matter of pride that "look to your left, look to your right - one of the three of you won't be at graduation") but for the athletes it's a bit more structured.

    Students have a very high acquisition cost. Although it may not be apparent from some of this administration's moves, in general the goal within education is student retention. It's just smart business.
    I remember Overall QPA as 2.3 in the 60's. I believe it's 2.8 now.

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  • engineerhockeyfan
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    Thanks to the schedule change, I will probably miss both games.
    Take good notes.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Ture Linden was one of 77 players nominated for the Hobey Baker Award. https://rpiathletics.com/news/2022/1...ker-award.aspx

    BTW, so were Billy Jerry and Owen Savory.
    Last edited by Ralph Baer; 01-14-2022, 12:44 PM.

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  • rpi82
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    Originally posted by DrDemento View Post

    Just wondering if any of this could have been helped by the grade inflation seen at colleges over the past many years?
    Of course, but grade inflation at RPI and has been less extreme than most colleges and universities. One of the main drivers is the level of support and structure that the athletes get. Study periods, study groups, tutoring (if required) and academic monitoring help to ensure that the athletes can meet their very extensive athletic and academic demands. With almost the entire men's hockey team in Lally, there is a strong intra- and inter-class support structure within the team and from the athletic and academic departments. There are a lot more support resources for students in general than back in the day (it's no longer treated as almost a matter of pride that "look to your left, look to your right - one of the three of you won't be at graduation") but for the athletes it's a bit more structured.

    Students have a very high acquisition cost. Although it may not be apparent from some of this administration's moves, in general the goal within education is student retention. It's just smart business.
    Last edited by rpi82; 01-14-2022, 10:30 AM.

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  • Ralph Baer
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    So SLU gets two days off after playing Union, and we play them in about 20 hours after the Clarkson game ends. :-(

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  • Ralph Baer
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    Originally posted by Wicked Slappaahs View Post
    It's official. RPI games slide into Sunday - Monday.
    https://www.ecachockey.com/men/2021-...0113_-_Changes
    Does this mean that the team will have to contend with the Potsdam and Canton rush-hour traffic on Monday? ;-)

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  • sezenack
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    This is better than having them totally postponed like last week. Let's hope we're not too rusty

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  • Wicked Slappaahs
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    It's official. RPI games slide into Sunday - Monday.
    https://www.ecachockey.com/men/2021-...0113_-_Changes

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  • Wicked Slappaahs
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    Originally posted by sezenack View Post
    Talkin' Neers https://open.spotify.com/episode/4uY...051e99e33f4b07
    Some important covid info somewhere in there about this weekend. Can't remember timestamp
    The short story is testing today will determine the schedule of when they can next play. Weber indicated that its not likely that RPI will play Fri/Sat in the NC and mentions Sun/Mon or possibly Mon/Tues -- depending on the test results presumably.

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  • Wicked Slappaahs
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    Originally posted by sezenack View Post
    Talkin' Neers https://open.spotify.com/episode/4uY...051e99e33f4b07
    Some important covid info somewhere in there about this weekend. Can't remember timestamp
    I'm adding my thanks for these great productions -- a great resource and link to the program.

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