April 10, 1998
Rensselaer Polytechnic President Quits After No-Confidence Vote
The president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, R. Byron Pipes, announced his resignation last week, a day after the Faculty Senate issued a vote of no confidence in him.
Mr. Pipes said he would step down on July 1, after five years at the helm of the prestigious engineering institute.
"I take full responsibility for my decisions as president," he said in a statement. "While I believed my actions were in the best interest of the institution, now is a time for the university