Another Commencement Come and Gone Plus Summer Hours

Well, after a bit of weather anxiety Rice pulled off another successful graduation. Here’s a great shot of the 100th Commencement taken by Campus Photographer Jeff Fitlow. He told me how he did this but I confess I didn’t really understand.

Commencement 2013 Jeff Fitlow

Just for fun let’s have a quick look at an earlier graduation. This batch of images came out of a folder in the the Campus Photographer collection. They’re all undated but I believe they were taken at the same time.

Commencement cmid70s 2

Commencement cmid70s 3

Commencement cmid70s 4

This last one, I admit, gave me a small shiver of pleasure. It’s very nearly perfect. Looks like the ’70s, no?

Commencement cmid70s

Summer Hours: I have a lot of catching up to do on my own research which means I won’t  be in the Woodson as frequently as usual, so I’m declaring summer hours. I’ll be posting at least every Monday, Wednesday and Friday but maybe more often than that if I happen to feel like it. Who knows? I’m a complete maniac.

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6 Responses to Another Commencement Come and Gone Plus Summer Hours

  1. That middle one of The Hack could well have been my commencement in 1985. In front of Lovett Hall, not the Quad, and possibly early evening.

    • Richard A. Schafer says:

      If the last picture is of the same event, there’s no way that was taken in ’85. That picture screams ’70s. Not ’73, because that was in Autry because of rain, as I vividly remember. I would guess about ’75.

  2. marmer01 says:

    Well, no, the last pic is certainly ’70s. Also interesting: the faculty have their mortarboards off.

  3. Guillermo Trevino says:

    There is a great photo of Melissa receiving her Association of Rice Alumni Meritorious Service Award here http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricepublicaffairs/sets/72157633471686159/ .
    It was great meeting you and keep up the great work on the blog!
    Best, Guillermo (Memo) Trevino 83′

  4. Kathy says:

    I believe I recognize one of the grads in the first of the old pix and that would make it 1972.

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