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Alumni

Gifted and Black: Linda Faye Williams

” I knew that when my sister went to Rice, it was the beginning of something big,” said Susan Williams Patterson ’77. Her late older sister, Linda Faye Williams …
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Gifted and Black: Ted Henderson

The early 1960s was a heady time for kids like Ted Henderson ’70. Space Age competition between the Soviet Union and the United States was in full swing, with …
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Gifted and Black: Jacqueline McCauley

Jackie McCauley was an academic star — the first black student in Texas to be named a National Merit Scholar — and some of the country’s most prestigious colleges …
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Gifted and Black: Charles Freeman III

Charles Freeman’s quest to be different often got him into trouble. But his constant search for an identity pushed him beyond the racial tensions of the 1960s and to …
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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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On the Bookshelf | Fall 2016
4 years ago

On the Bookshelf | Fall 2016

True Faith and Allegiance: A Story of Service and Sacrifice in War and Peace Alberto R. Gonzales ’79 (Nelson Books, 2016)

The former U.S. attorney general’s autobiography …
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Night Owl: Emergency Calls
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Night Owl: Emergency Calls

IT’S SAFE TO SAY ANDI TENNER ’01 isn’t stuck in a daily routine. Her days vary so much that she has a hard time even making dinner plans. “The only thing …
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Gifted and Black
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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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The Old Ball Game
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The Old Ball Game

Story by Larry Clow  |  Photographs by Jared Leeds

WHEN FORD PROCTOR WAKES UP, HE’S THINKING ABOUT BASEBALL. HE CAN’T HELP IT.

The sophomore is one of this …
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Wine Recs for Early Fall
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Wine Recs for Early Fall

Domaine Hauvette’s Petra Rosé 2015: Made from biodynamically grown grapes in Provence, this beautiful dry rosé is fermented in concrete eggs and has amazing complexity, texture and length for …
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