Friday Afternoon Follies: Hanszenites Behaving Oddly. Again.


Hard to say what this is about. They do look like bright lads, though.

Hanszen stuffing c1960

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7 Responses to Friday Afternoon Follies: Hanszenites Behaving Oddly. Again.

  1. Keep posting Hanszen pictures and eventually you’ll find one of me. I always thought, given the Hanszen crest, that the official college song should be “Under The Double Eagle.”

  2. Grungy says:

    They’re packing a phone booth, of course.

  3. mjthannisch says:

    Better than packing an elevator. We did that at Lovett College once. Big mistake. We stretched the cable, which caused the cabin floor to no longer line up with the lobby floors. Who else was in the elevator besides me? I just don’t remember.

    Of course there are other odder memories of the elevator, if Phill Parker is on this list.

  4. Deborah Gronke Bennett (BSEE Hanszen 1982) says:

    All the housing was overcrowded like this when I lived in Hanszen. 🙂

    1976-1980, height of the baby boom comes to Rice and there wasn’t enough housing. You had to overcrowd your quad to 5 or your triple to 4 as a sophomore or junior to get enough points to get a room on campus.

    (My bit of overcrowding trivia: one year at Hanszen I (technically) lived in an overcrowded single with another student.)

    • Yes, that hadn’t changed all that much when I was there a few years later (you and I actually overlap slightly.)

      • Sam says:

        Still isn’t fixed. The latest I’ve heard is that they’ll be adding a wing onto Sid; they’re debating demolishing Hanszen New Section and replacing it with a New New Section; and a 12th college will follow in the next decade.

      • Deborah Gronke Bennett (BSEE Hanszen '82) says:

        Sam, I believe the current lack of space is mostly due to the growth of the university as a whole. The situation Marty and I encountered was a demographic one instead. Many institutions (school districts, then colleges, then workplaces) had trouble responding to the huge increase in population caused by the baby boom. Our generation had portable classrooms in elementary school, lack of enough books, band uniforms, etc in high school, insufficient dorm space in college and then lack of mobility after first jobs in the workplace. My birth year, 1958, was the height of this bubble of population. Now we are approaching retirement age, and, guess what, there is still not enough to go around.

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