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Alumni

Traditions: Disorientation
3 months ago

Traditions: Disorientation

For many incoming freshmen, Orientation Week is the first time they set foot on the Rice campus. Over the years, the nature of the welcome has changed.

Bob …
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Writing Home: Rachel Buissereth ’17
3 months ago

Writing Home: Rachel Buissereth ’17

On the night of the lunar eclipse, I sat with my host family on the roof of a pickup truck watching the supermoon towering above us. Green tree frogs, …
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On the Bookshelf
3 months ago

On the Bookshelf

The Which Way Tree Elizabeth Crook ’82 (Little, Brown and Company, 2018)

It’s an early morning in Civil War-era Texas when 6-year-old Samantha is mauled by a panther. She …
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Q&A: Anna Meriano
3 months ago

Q&A: Anna Meriano

Anna Meriano ’13 may do most of her work in a classroom as a tutor and part-time creative writing teacher, but she can certainly write her way around a …
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Rice’s Village
3 months ago

Rice’s Village

The Wednesday after Thanksgiving, hundreds of Houstonians gathered alongside a cappella groups outfitted in Santa hats in front of the Rice Village Christmas tree. They’d come for the Village’s first …
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Night Owl: Comedy Tonight
3 months ago

Night Owl: Comedy Tonight

“I understand that before I even started talking most of you already didn’t like me, and that’s OK because ’80s movies have taught you not to trust someone with …
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On The Bookshelf
5 months ago

On The Bookshelf

Term Life: A Novel of Love, Death, and Computer Security William H. Boyd ’76 (Black Rose Writing, 2017)

It all started when Gus Bishop, a computer security professional …
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Q&A: Daniel Whiteson ’97 and Jorge Cham
5 months ago

Q&A: Daniel Whiteson ’97 and Jorge Cham

Upon feeling dissatisfied with science writing’s coverage of the Higgs boson discovery, Daniel Whiteson ’97, a professor of experimental particle physics at the University of California, Irvine, decided to …
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The Jefferson Paradox
5 months ago

The Jefferson Paradox

John Boles ’65, the William P. Hobby Professor of History, could not have had a more distinguished and influential career at Rice. Since joining the history department in 1981, he …
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Night Owl: Traffic Talk
5 months ago

Night Owl: Traffic Talk

Long before sunrise each morning, Katherine Whaley ’04 wakes up to help drivers in the nation’s fourth-largest city navigate 575 miles of freeways and expressways. She has worked since …
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