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50 years of black undergraduate life

Gifted and Black: Push for Integration

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 …
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President’s Note: Toward Justice
1 year ago

President’s Note: Toward Justice

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 …
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Gifted and Black
1 year ago

Gifted and Black

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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Trailblazing Athletes
1 year ago

Trailblazing Athletes

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 …
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MLK Candlelight Vigil
2 years ago

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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