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Winter 2016

The Paleoanthropologist
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The Paleoanthropologist

August “Gus” Costa spends a lot of time thinking about the past in innovative ways. As a paleoanthropologist, Costa studies “bones and stones,” artifacts that tell a story about the …
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MLK Candlelight Vigil
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MLK Candlelight Vigil

During 1965 and 1966, the first black undergraduates were admitted to Rice, marking one of the most significant milestones in the school’s history. View Article

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Traditions: MARY GIBBS JONES COLLEGE
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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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FWIS 164: Wisdom in Walking
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FWIS 164: Wisdom in Walking

Few Rice campus pedestrians give much thought to walking, apart from the constant vigilance required to dodge errant skateboards. But for Andrew Klein’s first-year writing students, the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other has become layered with new meaning. View Article

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Lost at Sea
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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
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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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The Next Mission
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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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