Monthly Archives: July 2019

Abercrombie Week 2019: No Women’s Room?

We return to Abercrombie Week with a classic Rice tangent: a couple of folks in the comments and a few more in my email asked about the story that Abercrombie was built without any women’s bathrooms. I’ve actually heard this … Continue reading

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Hank Hudspeth, 1919-2019

As is the way of things, Hank Hudspeth’s 1937 arrival at Rice was a little noted event, marked only by this small card that all new students filled out at registration: Note that he wasn’t a freshman–he’d done a year … Continue reading

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Abercrombie Week! 2019

The Discovery Channel may have Shark Week but I have some red meat of my own to offer. This is Abercrombie Week at the Rice History Corner, a look at all things Abercrombie Hall. There’s a lot to tell about … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Bowling, the Rice Way

These guys could use a few lessons. Maybe it’s time to bring back the Bowling Club. Or maybe just file it under “I go to Rice, I must be smart.” Bonus: Here’s a strange one for you.

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HMRC Thursday: A Hot Night in October, 1960

One of the wonderful things about working in the Houston Post photo archives in the HMRC is finding lots of pictures of important Rice events, often better ones than we have in the Woodson. Not long ago I came across … Continue reading

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Gilbert Cuthbertson, 1937-2019

There isn’t much I can add to what’s been written about Doc C these last couple of days. The President’s Office sent out this sweet email today that captures the important pieces : Rice remembers Doc C: ‘We were all … Continue reading

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I had a great trip but I’m glad to be home and back in the Woodson. There’s a weird yet comforting time-travel aspect to walking back into Fondren, where it’s the 2005 in the archives but always 1960 in the … Continue reading

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