Here’s this week’s video, featuring the estimable Dr. Keith Cooper discussing the history of the Rice University Mace.
If it were much older than 50 years, it would say WRI, not WRU.
Good point. By the time of the semi-centennial, the name change to University had already occurred (in 1960).
Wonderful! I saw the interview as it was taking place yesterday and wondered what was up. Just read the wikipedia article about maces. Since the original Rice mace originated during the Semi-Centennial Celebration, maybe for the Centennial Celebration, Rice could establish a smaller mace for each school, or, perhaps each college. Hmmm. Probably too late for that to happen this year. Food for thought.
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