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David W. Leebron

President’s Note: Shaping a Vision
8 months ago

President’s Note: Shaping a Vision

ONE HUNDRED AND NINE YEARS AGO, on Jan. 18, 1908, Edgar Odell Lovett formally accepted the offer of the Board of Trustees of the William Marsh Rice Institute to …
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President’s Note: Toward Justice
11 months 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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Reflections on the Revolution
1 year ago

Reflections on the Revolution

AM WRITING THIS COLUMN ON JULY 4th — the 240th anniversary of the formal adoption by the Continental Congress of the Declaration of Independence. It’s a magnificent document, a …
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President’s Note: The Forever Business
1 year ago

President’s Note: The Forever Business

We are in a time when skepticism about higher education is widespread. One area that has sparked steady criticism over the last decade is how universities spend their endowments. …
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President’s Note: Our Enduring Immigrant Advantage
2 years ago

President’s Note: Our Enduring Immigrant Advantage

We are involved in many passionate debates at this time in American history, and one is about immigration. In this issue, we feature the amazing story of Vu Thanh Thuy and follow her harrowing path from Vietnam and ultimately to Houston. View Article

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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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