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Posts By Franz Brotzen

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Storm Stories: In the Eye of the Hurricane
3 weeks ago

Storm Stories: In the Eye of the Hurricane

In 2007, former Texas legislator Ed Emmett ’71 was appointed county judge of Harris County — the most populous county in Texas and now the third-largest county in the …
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Lovett’s Past Times
3 weeks ago

Lovett’s Past Times

Lovett College’s unique physical appearance has generated a lot of interesting speculation. Often compared to a giant toaster because of the concrete grating on its sides, some say Lovett …
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Traditions | Martel College
7 months ago

Traditions | Martel College

WHEN MARTEL COLLEGE opened in 2002, it was the first new college at Rice in more than 30 years. Because its benefactor, Speros P. Martel, was a Greek immigrant, …
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Traditions | Brown College
10 months ago

Traditions | Brown College

When Brown college was founded in 1965 as Rice’s second women’s college, it had one obvious rival: next-door Jones College, the first women’s college.

The all-male colleges, however, didn’t …
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TRADITIONS: Wiess College
1 year ago

TRADITIONS: Wiess College

IN 1983, WHEN WIESSMEN first trotted out their mascot — the War Pig — it was a small facsimile made of pig iron. Soon the iconoclastic icon went airborne, in …
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Traditions: McMurtry College
1 year ago

Traditions: McMurtry College

AS THE 13th DAY OF THE MONTH APPROACHES, most Rice residential colleges get ready for battle. Not McMurtry. Instead of pitching water balloons at students dressed in their finest …
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Traditions: Will Rice College
1 year ago

Traditions: Will Rice College

 

THE CRAB NEBULA DEFENSE

Will Rice College’s Beer Bike teams have had a good run in recent years. Will Rice is the only college to have simultaneously won the …
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Traditions: MARY GIBBS JONES COLLEGE
2 years ago

Traditions: MARY GIBBS JONES COLLEGE

WHEN IT OPENED IN 1957 AS RICE’S FIRST WOMEN’S DORMITORY, Jones College had an open field to create its traditions. Powderpuff football — basically flag football played without shoulder pads — is one such creation, and since its inception has grown to be one of the most popular intercollegiate sports at Rice. View Article

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