Monthly Archives: September 2015

“One of the brightest stars in Texas athletic competition”

The other day I was looking for something in our enormous  collection of materials from athletics and as is my habit once I found it I browsed through the rest of the box. I was startled to find two long … Continue reading

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Behind the Chemistry Building

Behold, one of the rarest views of campus, the back of the Chemistry Building: Note please that the Chemistry Lane from a couple weeks ago is still there, but heavily cut back. And guess what? There’s a second one: Here … Continue reading

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Kent Anderson, 1941-2015

I don’t think I can come up with a comprehensive list of everything Kent Anderson ’62 contributed to Rice. I started, then gave up. As a student he was all over the place: the debate team, the German Club, the … Continue reading

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Exercise in Futility: Italian Cypress Edition

From the Economic Summit files: From Neil Brennan, circa 1940: There’s actually something comforting about continuity in the face of constant change.

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A Truckload of Pots at the Economic Summit, 1990

Twenty-five years ago this summer the leaders of the G7 met at Rice, an event we refer to on campus simply as “the economic summit.” Putting together an anniversary exhibit, we had boxes of photographs out this afternoon. By far … Continue reading

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Ouch!

This is what my day felt like today: Don’t worry, we’ll lick ’em tomorrow. Bonus: Things actually got better near the end of the day when I got back to the Woodson and we attempted to answer the question “How … Continue reading

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The View from the Roof of the Warwick Hotel, c1940

I’m not finished with Neil Brennan’s pictures yet. Here’s a set that doesn’t really feature much of the Rice campus but sure does give us a fabulous look around the close environs in the very early 1940s. Mr. Brennan liked … Continue reading

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As If On Cue, II

I don’t know why this happens. This morning I picked up a packet of photographs of campus that were taken in the 1930s and this is what popped out: Unless I’m badly mistaken those are the brand spanking new north … Continue reading

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Thursday Evening Follies with Bleachers

Some of you may have noticed that I had an unexcused absence yesterday. So, I had a late afternoon meeting followed by a dinner, which included what we’re going to call “more than one glass of wine.” I have enough … Continue reading

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How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

I found these in a folder full of negatives. They aren’t dated but they are clearly artifacts of the Shepherd School’s long years wandering in the wilderness. Maybe while they were based in Herman Brown? I assume they’re rehearsing here … Continue reading

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