Monthly Archives: February 2012

Apologies are Issued

I got called out during my Continuing Studies class the other night by some troublemakers in the back row, led by that rascal Leonard Lane. I now find myself compelled to admit that they were right. I had misidentified the … Continue reading

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A.C. Perry, Clerk of the Works

In 1910, as construction was set to begin on the first buildings at Rice, the architects of Cram Goodhue and Ferguson sent Albert Curtis Perry to Houston to serve as Clerk of the Works. In that capacity he was required … Continue reading

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The Community House

Before Autry House was built across Main Street from Rice by the Episcopal Diocese in 1921, there was a wooden building on the site that served as a temporary “community house” for Rice students. (There really was no one else … Continue reading

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Transportation Czar

We’re still in the process of moving things around in the Woodson and it’s getting to be a little disconcerting–I keep walking to the shelf where something ought to be, but it isn’t there anymore. This is startling, but it’s … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies

The goofball crouching inside this hollow tree like a Keebler elf is Nobel Prize-winning Rice biologist H.J. Muller, on a collecting trip along the San Jacinto river in 1918.   Last call: If you meant to sign up for my … Continue reading

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“Out of Service”

Y’all, I need a night off. Be back tomorrow!

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One morning last week I was on my way in to work when just by chance I ran into Brandon Martin, the campus videographer, in front of the Brochstein Pavilion. Brandon is pretty game, so I dragged him in with … Continue reading

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