This afternoon here were a couple of boxes on one of the book carts in the back room that had been ordered from storage by mistake. This obviously called for a thorough investigation of their contents. And I wasn’t at all surprised to discover in the very last folder–labeled “curriculum debacle 1970”–something wonderful. It’s an issue of a Rice publication I can’t recall ever seeing before called “Rice Report,” possibly a predecessor of the late, lamented Rice News which only exists digitally these days:
As a snapshot of campus doings in January of 1971 it is packed with interesting material from all over. I was especially interested in the Media Center exhibit of kinetic art by Pol Bury which I hadn’t been aware of. The publication was probably saved for the enrollment report but that’s not what made me scan it. No, I was attracted by a single glorious sentence, the very last one on the second page:
That must have been a heck of a party.