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Author Q&A: Jim Bernhard ’59
1 year ago

Author Q&A: Jim Bernhard ’59

Some authors’ deaths merit more than footnotes. There are the suicides of Plath, Woolf and Hemingway, as well as some that are equal parts bizarre and tragic, …
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100 Years of the Thresher
1 year ago

100 Years of the Thresher

A VOICE FOR STUDENTS: The Rice Thresher did more than document a constantly growing campus, comment on student social mores, wade into institutional conflicts and analyze athletic rivalries. It …
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Night Owl: The Daily Dance
1 year ago

Night Owl: The Daily Dance

On Jan. 1, 2014, José Figueroa ’90 resolved to dance to live music every single day for a year. He accomplished that feat — and kept dancing. In fact, …
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No Grown-ups Allowed
1 year ago

No Grown-ups Allowed

In 1986, when I was editor of the Thresher, the tears came around 4 a.m. every Thursday. That was after the cheerful scrum of staff — reporters, section …
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A Voice for Houston’s Refugees
1 year ago

A Voice for Houston’s Refugees

Yehuda Sharim is the Aubrey ’42 and Sylvia Farb Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies and a scholar at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice. A native of Israel …
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A Decade of Refugee Partnership

Since 2006, an organization founded by Rice students has been working with Houston’s refugee youth to help them improve their language skills, assimilate into the American educational system, and plan …
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The Next Mission
2 years ago

The Next Mission

FOUR DAYS AFTER HIS 30th BIRTHDAY IN 2010, Maj. William E. Lyles was leading a team of Army Green Berets on a mission to meet with tribal leaders in the village of Garmab, in …
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