Monthly Archives: August 2017

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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“Warhol Faces Students,” 1969

The other day I ran across something wonderful: Newsletter Number 1 from the Institute for the Arts, published in the winter of 1969. Written almost 50 years ago, you can still feel the energy coming off it. Mrs. de Menil … Continue reading

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The Birth of Rice Radio, 1918

In a box of materials collected by the Rice Historical Commission in the late 1970s I came across a document in which E. Finley Carter ’22 lucidly explains the origin of Rice’s amateur radio station. (This felt like a gift … Continue reading

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“an equipment manager’s nightmare,” 2017

I try to keep up with what the Athletics Department puts online just so I have some general sense of what’s going on over there. Last weekend I watched a video posted by Rice Football that I’m still thinking about … Continue reading

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Anderson Bio Gets a Makeover, 2017

There have been more construction projects on campus this summer than I can ever remember before, with yet more to begin soon. One of these might seem mundane or even homely but fills me with joy: the renovation of Anderson … Continue reading

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