Monthly Archives: February 2014

Friday Afternoon Follies: Desecration!

It’s a wonder to me that we don’t see more of this kind of thing:

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“That memorable ride out on the prairie,” 1907

In one of the very first posts I ever wrote here, I talked about finding the receipt for Dr. Lovett’s travel expenses to Houston that he sent back to the Rice Institute business manager, A.B. Cohn, after his interview trip: … Continue reading

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“34”

Feast your eyes on this, people. I found it yesterday in a very unexpected place and it’s a doozy: It has to be 1949–that’s when they started the work on Harris Gully. The mystery, of course, is who or what … Continue reading

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“Gloomy first-hand view of world events” Takes a Happy Turn, 1976

I got an interesting email the other day from a fellow some of you will remember as Obsolete Technology Guy, otherwise known as Phillip Walters, ’76. I’ll let him tell it: This article http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/business/garrick-utley-former-nbc-anchor-and-foreign-correspondent-dies-at-74.html?_r=1 caused me to write to you. Mr. … Continue reading

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Noel Parrish, ’28, ’66, ’68

Here’s another wonderful video from Brandon Martin, this one about Rice alumnus and commander of the Tuskegee airmen Noel Parrish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKe-h0aIbJY Bonus: This was built while he was an undergraduate here.

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Friday Afternoon Follies: I Love the ’70s

The picture isn’t dated, but it has to be ’70s. What a decade!

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Views Towards the Stadium, circa mid-50s

I had occasion yesterday to return to the sleeves full of slides that long time biology professor Joseph Davies took on campus over several decades. Someone asked me the other day if I could bring back one person from Rice’s … Continue reading

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