Monthly Archives: August 2017

Harvey Update 7: Rest in Pieces

I didn’t make it in to campus today but one of my reliable informants sent pictures of the sad (if predictable) end of those Italian cypresses that fell over yesterday. Incidentally, they weren’t the scraggly ones that I’ve been expecting … Continue reading

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Harvey Update 6: A Visit to Campus

I’ve had a very busy day but I did manage to get over to Rice for a few minutes. Happily, it’s looking very good. The staff of FE&P and Housing and Dining continue to do outstanding work as does the … Continue reading

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Harvey Update 5: The Inevitable

 

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April 1912

It’s starting to ease up and there’s much to be done. Blessedly, this is a very resilient city. Postings are likely to be erratic and short for the next few days but I’ll do my best.

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“And rain was upon the earth,” 1922

Over at my house we’re managing well (at least so far) during the deluge but I will admit that the relentless rain is starting to wear on me a little. There is, of course, nothing new under the sun and … Continue reading

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Harvey Update 4: God Bless Texas

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Harvey Update 3: Life Goes On

Pictures are starting to come in from my colleagues on campus. Things look weird, but somehow still normal. Here’s lunch prep at Sid today. It looks like all hands on deck–RAs, Chef Sara, Beth Leaver and the magister (please note … Continue reading

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Harvey Update 2

I’ve been getting a lot of emails from readers all over the country and even around the world, worried about the dismal weather situation here in Houston. I’m personally fine but things are quite bad all around the city. I … Continue reading

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Harvey Update

We took advantage of a lull in the rain to go see what’s going on over at Rice. Turns out to be not much. RUPD reports all Italian cypresses are still standing and we were able to confirm. I saw … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Hurricane Harvey, 2017

Fearful that I’ll be trapped in the house with my family for the next four days, I took the opportunity to go wander around campus this morning to check out what’s happening in advance of the storm. We’re expecting the … Continue reading

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