Obsolete Technological Difficulties

I’m struggling with some technology difficulties tonight but I am able offer this beauty of Civil Engineering Professor and sometime Business Manager Jim Sims. Sims is in the middle and I don’t know who the other guys are but it’s really the inner workings of the projector that’s the glorious thing.

And the curtains, obviously.

I’ll be squared away tomorrow.

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6 Responses to Obsolete Technological Difficulties

  1. Galloway Hudson '60 says:

    The following is from Dr. Sims’ obituary on http://www.rice.edu: “James Redding Sims, the Herman and George R. Brown Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering and former vice president of business affairs, died Dec. 17 (2009) at the age of 91.” My recollection is that he was also dean of students in the late 1950s, but I can’t verify that from a cursory review of my Campaniles from that period.

  2. Rachel Dvoretzky says:

    Never mind the projector innards — check out the drapery fabric.

  3. Nancy Moore Eubank says:

    Jim Sims was Adviser to Men and I was Adviser to Women (1959-1961) and reported to the wonderful and kind George Holmes Richter, Dean of the Institute. Jim served in that capacity for a number of years. It was the early days of the Residential College System, and the Masters did not care for our positions of disciplinary authority, preferring that any infractions within the colleges be handled only by the students. Nancy Moore Eubank 1955

    • Francis Eugene "Gene" Pratt, Rice Institute 1956 says:

      It’s always good to see that Nancy is still around.
      Love hearing from another Institute Grad.

  4. Lou Ann Montana says:

    I was a Civil Engineering student during Dr. Sims’s tenure and it makes sense to me that he was a student advisor. He and his lovely wife hosted our class to a crawfish or shrimp boil in the Spring of ’79 at their property near Clear Lake (I think I remember this correctly… we were of drinking age ;-)). Loads of fun.

    Melissa, do you happen to have a sample of his handwriting? It was lovely – almost calligraphy.

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