99th Birthday

Yesterday saw quite a bit of activity on campus as Rice kicked off the countdown to next year’s 100th anniversary celebration. There was a town hall meeting and lots of activity out in Founders Court in the afternoon–tents, food, banners, etc.

Just as a reminder, let me show you these. They were taken a little more than a hundred years ago this fall. The first one is looking west, towards Harris Gully:

And this one is from what would become the Main Gate area, looking right at the spot where all those tents were set up yesterday:

It seems to have rained a bit.

Bonus: How do you know it’s really fall at Rice? The Hillel sukkah appears!

  Don’t know what a sukkah is? No worries–they leave out a poster that explains it:

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