Monthly Archives: October 2021


It’s Homecoming weekend and I hope everyone in town for the events has as much fun as these two young gentlemen celebrating with a beverage way back in 1934: Bonus: If you’re looking for something fun on Friday night, think … Continue reading

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“On the occasion of the twenty-third annual homecoming,” 1941

I really hit the jackpot this week and once again completely by accident. There was a box from the Association of Rice Alumni collection sitting on a book truck in the back room of the Woodson, an irresistible attraction if … Continue reading

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James L. Kinsey: Colleague, Mentor, and Friend

A loyal reader sent me a link this week to the recently published National Academy of Sciences biographical memoir of Jim Kinsey ’56 ’59. I’ve read dozens of these pieces over the years and although I can’t pretend to understand … Continue reading

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University and Main, mid-1930s

Wow! Look at this: It’s relatively small and not all that sharp, a picture of a postcard, but I’ve never seen anything quite like it before. It had to have been taken sometime between 1931, when the two wings were … Continue reading

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