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Lighter Than Air
1 year ago

Lighter Than Air

“ONCE YOU HAVE TASTED FLIGHT, YOU WILL FOREVER WALK THE EARTH WITH YOUR EYES TURNED SKYWARD, FOR THERE YOU HAVE BEEN, AND THERE YOU WILL ALWAYS LONG TO RETURN.”  — …
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Dog Days of Campus
1 year ago

Dog Days of Campus

 

Introducing: Lady, 1, Australian shepherd (blue merle), and Stella, 7, border collie / golden retriever mix Residential College: Sit, Rich, Sit! Owner: Ken Whitmire, college master, professor of chemistry; father …
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She Runs
1 year ago

She Runs

“The Devil is in Derartu. Today very, very not strong.”

Stretching at the base of Mount Entoto, 8,500 feet above sea level, I caught my breath after lagging behind Banchi …
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The Art of Science Fiction
1 year ago

The Art of Science Fiction

Dave Seeley ’82 has always been an artist — and a self-described science fiction fanboy. In his recent collection, “The Art of Dave Seeley,” he calls himself a lifelong “image …
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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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Exit, Stage Left
2 years ago

Exit, Stage Left

The day I came to Rice to interview for a job teaching literature, in December 1969, a group of senior English majors took me to Sammy’s and promised to “tell …
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Courage and Luck
2 years ago

Courage and Luck

NGUYA GIA TUONG

On April 29, 1975, Nguya heard a coded message on the American Radio Service station: “The temperature in Saigon is 105 degrees and rising.” His American friends had told …
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A Voice for Houston’s Refugees
2 years 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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Lost at Sea
2 years ago

Lost at Sea

In the desperate days after the fall of Saigon, Vu Thanh Thuy didn’t know how she’d survive — or whether she wanted to.

She felt like dying when she watched her parents and siblings leave …
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War Stories
2 years ago

War Stories

ON MARCH 8, 1965, PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON DEPLOYED 3,500 MARINES TO VIETNAM, the first combat troops in a war that would eventually kill almost 60,000 Americans and 3 million Vietnamese. Just over …
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