Monthly Archives: April 2012

Freshman Week 1970, Part II

At some point everyone had to go get their picture taken for their identification card. This operation took place in the RMC and by the look of it, it was not anything like the painful process that one undergoes at … Continue reading

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Freshman Week 1970, Part I

Last Friday I found an entire folder of pictures taken during Freshman Week in 1970. (I’d never seen them before, which I suspect is because they were filed rather unhelpfully under “Students.”) They’re really very good, I think. At least … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Killing Time Edition

It’s unlabeled. My guess is he’s an engineer and I know mid-70s hair when I see it.

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The Rice Engineering Show

Here’s the latest video, this time about the Rice Engineering Show. I admit I get a kick out of it: I was feeling quite frazzled when Brandon came over to shoot, but he coaxed me through it by making me … Continue reading

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“In the Spotlight”

One of the things I enjoy most about my work is seeing  people I know today as they were years before. Sometimes this is funny–hair styles, strange clothing, etc.–but other times the remarkable thing is how much they have stayed … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Door

Someone suggested in the comments that the other side of the door with the two foot drop might have another two foot drop, thus actually making some sort of sense. That’s pretty close! It turns out to be home to … Continue reading

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The Chemistry Building

So Brandon, the guy who makes the weekly Rice history videos, told me I should be posting them here. I can’t stand to listen to myself and I’m also not very good at taking advice, but I have to acknowledge … Continue reading

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Friday Afternoon Follies: Watch Your Step Edition

The other day I needed a photo of the back side of the Chemistry Building for someone and I discovered that I couldn’t find one. After some thought, I realized that I may never have actually seen one. So I … Continue reading

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A Tree Mystery

Quite a while ago I ran across this note from J.T. McCants, the long time bursar, to Tony Martino, Rice’s gardener. I got a pretty big kick out of it so I saved it for no particular reason: It made … Continue reading

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Update on Early Women’s Athletics, plus another rabbit

A week or so ago I gave a talk about early women’s athletics at Rice. This turned out to be an enormously challenging topic. There was almost nothing that could be easily found– certainly there was no file anywhere labeled … Continue reading

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