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Friday Follies: BOYS!

A good enough reason to join the band, circa 1969:

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George Dallas Perkins: A Loose End Tied Up

A while back I wrote about a beautiful tribute that President Lovett penned at the death of George Perkins, the Institute’s head custodian for many years: At the time, I looked everywhere I could think of for a photograph of … Continue reading

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Rattletrap

This photo from yesterday’s batch is also undated but I can definitely date it to after the 1990 Economic Summit: Remember the pots from this post about Economic Summit landscaping? They’re upside down but still the same pots.   Bonus: … Continue reading

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Facilities’ Facilities, nd

The other day I wound up with a very strange little box in my hands. It contained a stack of   polaroid pictures of broken stuff: corroded pipes, cracked vents, malfunctioning equipment of all kinds across campus that needed to … Continue reading

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“the next statue on Rice campus,” 1941

In May of 1941 Edgar Odell Lovett submitted his resignation after 34 years as president of Rice. At a dinner held at Homecoming that November he was presented with the second Rice Alumni Medal for Distinguished Service by Harvin Moore, … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Bottoms Up

Today is the last day of classes AND San Jacinto Day! Bonus: Not “ahead” so much really. It was more like “above.”

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“I have very great hopes of these men,” 1909

I’ve had occasion lately to be thinking about the construction of Lovett Hall. I went back to a collection that was in part the topic of my second post on this blog: Sundry Contracts. As it turned out there are … Continue reading

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