Friday Morning Bonus Post: What’s that Big Stick They Carry at Commencement?

Here’s this week’s video, featuring the estimable Dr. Keith Cooper discussing the history of the Rice University Mace.

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5 Responses to Friday Morning Bonus Post: What’s that Big Stick They Carry at Commencement?

  1. sidb says:

    If it were much older than 50 years, it would say WRI, not WRU.

    • Richard Schafer says:

      Good point. By the time of the semi-centennial, the name change to University had already occurred (in 1960).

  2. Kathy says:

    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.

  3. Mason Graham says:

    I seldom comment on these items, but I think this deserved a well done

  4. I arrived from google + well done on a great
    social media campaign

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