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A Passion for Justice
1 week ago

A Passion for Justice

As a student, Elizabeth Baird Saenger’s ’64 desire to support underserved members of her community was apparent. The daughter of Elizabeth Hill ’40 and Raleigh William Baird Jr. ’38, Saenger …
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Dickie Kerr’s Legacy
1 year ago

Dickie Kerr’s Legacy

Dickie Kerr of the Chicago White Sox,  pictured in October 1919, coached Owls baseball in 1928 for less than three months. Photo by APA/Getty Images

In the annals of Rice
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Rough & Tumble
1 year ago

Rough & Tumble

Stewart Morris Jr. ’71, founder of the Rice Rugby Football Club, pulls out a photo of himself and slides it across a conference room table in Herman Brown Hall. “I …
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Burt McMurtry: A True Philanthropist
2 years ago

Burt McMurtry: A True Philanthropist

It’s an understatement to say that Burt McMurtry ’56, who passed away Sept. 2, 2018, left a lasting impact on Rice.

At the heart of the McMurtry legacy is a …
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A Murder, a Mystery and a Vision
2 years ago

A Murder, a Mystery and a Vision

The plan was simple enough: Slip mercury pills into the victim’s meals, forge a will and, after the poison did its work, split the cash. Once the body was …
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Woodson Turns 50
2 years ago

Woodson Turns 50

At the heart of Fondren Library, the Woodson Research Center Special Collections and Archives is a treasure trove of artifacts, including rare photos, documents and memorabilia that range from …
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Rescuing History
3 years ago

Rescuing History

Shortly after Harvey dropped over 50 inches of rain on Houston, Rice’s Joshua Furman, a Jewish studies postdoc, and Melissa Kean ’00, Rice’s centennial historian, spearheaded an effort to …
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Growing Rice
4 years ago

Growing Rice

IN 1910, WHEN THE FIRST BRICKS WERE being laid for Lovett Hall, the fledgling Rice campus was little more than a Gulf Coast prairie — a scrubby field flanked …
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A Link to Rice’s Earliest Days
4 years ago

A Link to Rice’s Earliest Days

KATHERINE TSANOFF BROWN ’38 LIVED MOST of her life at Rice. Her father, philosophy professor Radoslav Tsanoff, was among the earliest arrivals at the new institute. He and his …
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Closing the Book on a Half-Century Project
4 years ago

Closing the Book on a Half-Century Project

In February 2016, the history department at Rice hosted seven leading historians from around the country to address the topic “Jefferson Davis’s America: New Perspectives on the Mid-Nineteenth-Century United States.” The occasion …
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