RPI: Student burned in lab fire

RPI: Student burned in lab fire

There are 6 comments on the WNYT Albany story from Jun 29, 2009, titled RPI: Student burned in lab fire. In it, WNYT Albany reports that:

An RPI student suffered buns and a number of Troy Fire fighters were evaluated after a two-alarm fire on the campus of RPI Monday night, authorities said.

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Lol

Pittsfield, MA

#1 Jun 30, 2009
Buns. Really? Proofread a bit?
No taxes no service

New York, NY

#2 Jun 30, 2009
Last I knew RPI doesn't pay taxes in Troy. City residence pay their taxes to have a Troy Fire Department.
So the question is should TFD respond to fires at RPI?
Millions spent at RPI but no sent to Troy.
buy up troy

New York, NY

#3 Jul 1, 2009
RPI's campus keeps expanding and buying up troy properties. That translate into less taxes for troy but they still expect troy services such as fire and police protection. uhmmmmm doesn't take an engineer to see this isn't right.
Perhaps Shirley Jackson can reason this one out too.
Facts vs Press

Troy, NY

#4 Jul 1, 2009
RE: taxes, You may want to pull public documents such as the Institute annual report or research city and county documents prior making statements that Private Institutions like RPI do not pay taxes or contribute monies to the surrounding community. I think you may be surprised.
TFD

Troy, NY

#5 Jul 12, 2009
So...then reveal your super secret information "facts vs press" can you site amounts given? because payments for water,garbage and one time "gifts" don`t translate into tax dollars. neither does trying to buy off departments with one time vehicle gifts....which take care and protect all of those rocket scientists up there....the same rocket scientists who disable fire protection systems and alarms to conduct experiments...

I think a "curb tax" which can be imposed unlike a public safety fee...may be the way to go....and that would also target all the universities and non-forprofits so RPI would not feel like the big bad fire department and the city of troy were picking on just them....wha wha....get off your horse...and maybe if the administration wasnt busy spending hundreds of millions of dollars for Div I size stadiums for all of those 100 people who go watch RPI football...it wouldnt be such of a argument

Since: Aug 08

Hudson Falls, NY

#6 Jul 12, 2009
Facts vs Press wrote:
RE: taxes, You may want to pull public documents such as the Institute annual report or research city and county documents prior making statements that Private Institutions like RPI do not pay taxes or contribute monies to the surrounding community. I think you may be surprised.
Yes, we may be surprised how many of their so-called community projects are elitist fundraising fronts. RPI is a vulture picking over the bones of a dying city.

Look at the Proctor's Theater fiasco. In 2004, RPI bought Proctor's for $166,000 from Ali Yaghoubi, the father of an RPI student who purchase Proctors in 2000 for $25,000. This was all reported by Theresa Bourgeois (a likely name for an elitist college), a spokeswoman for RPI. So, unless "Bourgeois" is a lying skankoid, the reports must be true.

RPI lacks teh shame to even hid their bald-faced attempts to steal from tehir own students to give a payback to a patron and donor of teh college who probably used his money to buy his stupid kid a place in the school.

RPI blatantly used the student's money to buy a property that another student's father bought, and gave that man 6-time his money back for a falling down wreck! This was all under Shirley Ann Jackson.

Are YOU surprsied yet?

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