Remarkably, Rice remained closed for all but essential personnel again today. I can’t remember this ever happening before but if you’ve been paying attention you know why: it finally stopped raining but there’s still water all over the place. This was really a bad one and, ominously, I can hear thunder again right now.
Here’s a striking photograph taken by our friend Neil Brennan on the day after a big rainstorm in 1942. It’s sort of pretty but it’s not hard to imagine how Rice got its reputation for harboring massive swarms of mosquitos back in those days:
Better luck tomorrow, everybody.
Bonus: I just like the way it sounds.
Well, the school was named after William MARSH Rice…
Oh my. Ohmite.
By the way, that is a lovely photo. It makes it seem like Rice is positioned at the side of a lake.
Remember the sidewalks were gravel. As a sophomore in the middle entrance of West Hall it was a wet walk to anywhere
We had some pretty wet times in the 70’s – we called William Rice’s Marsh.
Resistance is futile
Show us photos of the campus during this years flood! (Pretty please…)
The flood of 1976 was impressive as well. However it happened during the summer and thus did not affect classes. At Wiess College (the original building) many of us kept belongings in storage in the basement over summer. All of that was ruined and thrown out before we returned in August.