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Fall 2016

Catching up with: Lauren Hughes ’16
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Catching up with: Lauren Hughes ’16

FOR RECENT RICE graduate Lauren Hughes ’16, playing professional soccer in Iceland for UMF Selfoss has provided an unexpected challenge — too much time. “When I moved to Iceland, …
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Writing Home: Grüße aus Frankfurt!
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Writing Home: Grüße aus Frankfurt!

WHEN I ENROLLED AT RICE IN 2006, I arrived with a specific career trajectory firmly in mind. The Shepherd School has a reputation for placing graduates in major American …
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Sallyportal’s Promise

A stereotype surrounding students today, based on their millennial label, is that they don’t know how to navigate the world without technology. However, the Association for Rice Alumni has shown …
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Gifted and Black: Finding Our Way

1980 “My dad wanted to go to Rice in the 1950s but wasn’t allowed. He said that since I got into Rice, I should attend. My most significant friendships …
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Gifted and Black: The Early Years

1968 Rodrigo Barnes ’73, Mike Tyler ’72 and Stahlé Vincent ’72 enroll at Rice, becoming the school’s first black football players. As student–athletes, these young men have …
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TRADITIONS: Wiess College
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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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Gifted and Black: An Alumni Community Grows

1996 The Association of Rice University Black Alumni (ARUBA) is established. The volunteer-led alumni group strives to stimulate intellectual and social participation, encourage contributions to the university’s ongoing efforts …
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Gifted & Black: Setting the Stage For Change

1940s During the 1940s, Rice begins an expansion built on its science and engineering prowess, nurtured by federal grants in the post-World War II era. The institute’s financial footing …
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Gifted and Black: Linda Faye Williams

” I knew that when my sister went to Rice, it was the beginning of something big,” said Susan Williams Patterson ’77. Her late older sister, Linda Faye Williams …
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Gifted and Black: Ted Henderson

The early 1960s was a heady time for kids like Ted Henderson ’70. Space Age competition between the Soviet Union and the United States was in full swing, with …
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