“Severe grippe,” 1931

A bad case of the flu in February, 1931 kept French professor Marcel Moraud in Paris longer than anticipated:

But today things got real with the coronavirus at Rice. They announced that the rest of the semester will be done online and with some carefully delineated exceptions all the students need to be out of the dorms by March 25. We in the Woodson, though, continue to soldier on, as is the way of hardcore archivists everywhere.

But some things are different even in the library. Here I am taking a picture of the new restrictions on the use of Fondren the are now posted on the front door:

The drinking fountains are off limits too:

Bonus: Still pretty outside.

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