The Rose-Hulman community came together this week to mourn the loss of Robert Rea, a senior biomedical engineering
student.


Rea committed suicide Monday afternoon, leaving behind his mother, father, stepfather, two sisters, and a brother, as well as his Lambda Chi Alpha fraternal brothers and countless friends and relatives.


Students and faculty alike joined in honoring Rea’s memory and recalling his life.

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Stimulus encourages school reforms


As part of the stimulus package, a small part ($4 billion) of the $110 billion allocated to education was set aside for a program known as the “Race to the Top” education grant. Despite the relatively low dollar amount of the grant, many states have been reforming laws to meet the grant’s standards; these standards include linking educators’ pay to student test scores, raising the number of charter schools allowed, adopting internationally accredited academic standards, and turning around low-performing schools. 8 states have already begun altering their laws to fi t these goals. Some have speculated that the grant has fueled a competition of sorts among states hoping to be “the winners.”

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Nao stands about two feet tall, and might qualify as the cutest robot that exists outside of a Spielberg film. Manufactured by Aldebaran Robotics,Nao is a remarkable humanoid robot. Attendees of the presentation on Friday last week witnessed the robot sing, dance, sit, and pick itself up after falling down. Natanel Dukan from Aldebaran brought a Nao unit to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to demonstrate the Nao’s hardware and software to a room of stunned students and
professors.

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At a state school, it’s easy to imagine how a student can feel alone and nameless. With upwards of 40,000 students on some campuses, it could be easy to feel lost. But at Rose, it’s hard to realize that in a school where you hardly see any faces you don’t
recognize that some students feel out of place enough to take their own lives. Is it the stress of upcoming finals? Problems with
friends and family? A combination of multiple factors?

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As Rose-Hulman students, we can find ourselves carried away in work, extracurricular activities and other responsibilities that just
seem to pile on. If you’re not careful, they can start to overwhelm you and over-stress you. From personal experience and some simple online resources, I’ve compiled some suggestions for how to keep your stress at a minimum.

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Alex Mullans

 

Net neutrality means different things to different people. Perhaps the best defi nition I’ve found is Google’s:

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