The post-World War II years saw an explosion of growth and change at Rice. New buildings went up, new curricula were instituted, new entrance requirements were adopted. After decades of stagnation, it all happened very fast. As soon as 1947 Homecoming had become what it is now–a time to explain all that change to returning alumni:
Bonus: And yet the comfort of tradition remains.
This one seems to have just given up and laid down. (Thanks to several alert readers who sent pictures of this most recent carnage!)