The freshmen arrived this year on a rainy day, dampened but undaunted. Here’s a lovely piece by Rice’s videographer, Brandon Martin, that captures all the nervous excitement of the moment. I was especially touched to see Franz Brotzen-Smith, the grandson of Rice Mechanical Engineering professor Franz Brotzen, arrive at Brown College, where his grandparents had been Masters:
It’s hard for me to keep a dry eye sometimes.
And then I remember stuff like this and I have to laugh: