1960 In order to bring Rice’s name in line with its identity as a broader educational institution, the Rice Institute changes its name to Rice University.
1960 President … Read More
One hundred and four years ago, our university began a journey. It began with a grand and ambitious vision — a vision of a great university in Houston. But … Read More
The following timeline and oral histories explore the steps that led up to Rice’s desegregation and feature the voices of black alumni who lived that experience.
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Stahlé Vincent ’72 was among the first African-Americans to play football at Rice and the first black quarterback in the Southwest Conference. Despite his many accomplishments as a student–athlete, he … Read More
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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