Monthly Archives: May 2019

Friday Follies: #MeToo, 1965

The front cover of the 1965 Rice Follies program sort of resonates with contemporary concerns: Bonus:

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HMRC Thursday: “Enforce the Monroe Doctrine,” 1962

I continue to be boggled by the riches in the HMRC. Still working through the Houston Post photo archives I’ve reached 1962, which was quite an eventful year. This morning I found the Post photographs from President Kennedy’s famous moon … Continue reading

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Welcome New Alums!

You can send your checks directly to the Development Office! It’s undated but seems to be at the very peak of the short shorts era, so I’m guessing late 1980s. Bonus: Today I saw boots with no people in them.

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“Radio Fans Will Hear Big Program By Rice Students,” 1923

I’ve written before about the origins of Rice radio but I’d never gotten any real sense of what they did with the transmitter that was given by Howard Hughes. Leafing through some Threshers from the 1920s I found some articles … Continue reading

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And Who Could Blame Her?

It’s really hot out there and she’d certainly done more than her fair share. Bonus: It’s almost shocking how quickly the campus becomes a wholly different place after commencement. The wreath is still up on Willy’s tomb, though. Tiny detail–can anyone … Continue reading

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“Thanks Mom and Dad,” 1988

Rain or shine, Mom and Dad deserve our thanks. Look closely at the happy young woman, a colleague of mine at Fondren. Many of you know her! Ten points for the first correct identification. Bonus: Commencement cleanup, 1927 and today. … Continue reading

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Rain, 2019

It’s not looking good for commencement in the quad this Saturday. I’m out of town at a board meeting and the rain is predicted to be so bad that I’m frankly a little worried about getting home. Unfortunately Rice has … Continue reading

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