Monthly Archives: December 2017

Edgar Altenburg, 1888-1967

Sometimes I’m astounded by the way generations work on campuses. There have been a lot of faculty members at Rice who led long lives and remained active scholars to the end.  And Rice really isn’t a very old institution. This … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: It’s All Fun and Games Until You Have To Scrape the Windshield

Snow woman with Tab, 1973: Do they still make Tab? Bonus:  

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Professor Andre Bourgeois

My email has been filling up with notes from people burdened with overwhelming curiosity about who wrote the note that I posted on Monday: It was Andre Bourgeois, who taught French language and literature at Rice for 44 years beginning … Continue reading

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Another Use for Rice Stadium

I’m still sick at home where, wasting time on the internet, I was very nearly drawn into a Facebook conversation about why we have an approximately 70,000 seat football stadium.   This did remind me of a possible alternative use … Continue reading

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I’m sick today but . . .

it hasn’t come to this: Note that someone actually followed the instructions. I expect to be back tomorrow.  

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Silver Anniversary Bridge Cards, 1937

I mean, why not? I found these buried in the ARA Historical Commission materials: The Association of Rice Alumni had them made and then sold them as a reasonably successful fund raiser: I noted two things of particular interest. First, … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Extracurricular!

Believe it or not, this shot is from an admissions brochure that they didn’t bother to put a date on: You might be able to date it by the exact amount of grey in Bill Martin’s hair. Bonus: Get me … Continue reading

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