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President’s Note

700&Change
4 months ago

700&Change

Rick Smalley, one of Rice’s Nobel Prize winners, famously said, “Be a scientist, save the world.” One of the absolute privileges of being president of a research university of …
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Shaping a Vision
1 year ago

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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Toward Justice
2 years ago

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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The Forever Business
2 years ago

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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