Monthly Archives: July 2021

“a plan of growth, enrichment, and expansion,” 1964

We recently got back to Houston after our annual July trip to Washington state. While I was up there I played a lot of golf but I also had a lot of time to think and specifically to think about … Continue reading

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“we all hunted out and shortened old dinner dresses,” 1962

This is the last part of Corinne Tsanoff’s letter to her sister about the Rice semi-centennial celebration in 1962. It’s the longest piece and also my favorite, because of the discussion of the wardrobe complications endured by the faculty wives, … Continue reading

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Speaking of Harold Wilson . . .

He was the first faculty member to arrive at Rice in 1912 and was allegedly “delighted with Houston.” This came from a very early scrapbook kept by Mr. Cohn, Rice’s first business manager. Those small dots are some sort of … Continue reading

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“I have never seen a philosopher have such an ovation,” 1962

The day after President Pitzer’s inauguration in October, 1962 there was a full schedule of Semi-centennial events, culminating in the awarding of the Medals of Honor. Here is Corinne Tsanoff’s touching description, highlighted (at least for me) by her gentle … Continue reading

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