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Cycling for a Cure
3 weeks ago

Cycling for a Cure

Sudha Yellapantula didn’t even like riding bikes before she signed up to raise money for pediatric cancer research in the 2019 Great Cycle Challenge USA. “I never enjoyed biking, but I …
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Back of the Mind
3 weeks ago

Back of the Mind

It’s the type of play only a coach would remember.

The Army defense comes with a “cat” blitz. Aston Walter, Rice’s running back, recognizes the look, blocks the oncoming …
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Beyond the Buzzword
1 month ago

Beyond the Buzzword

In a sunny McNair Hall conference room, Ruth Oh Reitmeier ’92 and a Rice student sit facing each other at a long conference table. The setting is austere, but the …
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Myth, Power, Value
1 month ago

Myth, Power, Value

Aside from Sammy the Owl, Edgar Odell Lovett and William Marsh Rice himself, few names are more synonymous with Rice than Gilbert Cuthbertson. Affectionately known as “Doc C,” the longtime …
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I’m a Nerd About … Yarn Crafts
1 month ago

I’m a Nerd About … Yarn Crafts

Leenah Abojaib / Photo by Tommy LaVergne

With the growing availability of inexpensive, mass-produced items from big-box stores and online retailers, some might assume that handmade goods are falling by …
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A Piece of Home
1 month ago

A Piece of Home

Jasmine Manansala, Brown CollegeI brought my Build-A-Bear teddy bear, Petal, with me. She was a present for my sixth birthday. Since she’s wearing a set of my baby clothes, …
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Transforming Experience
1 month ago

Transforming Experience

Students from Rice’s Black Male Leadership Initiative (BMLI) ended their five-day cultural excursion to Atlanta this past May on an unexpected high note: A surprise encounter with Congressman John Lewis …
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Resources for All
1 month ago

Resources for All

As director of the university’s Disability Resource Center (DRC), Alan Russell makes sure students, faculty and staff with disabilities receive accommodations and resources necessary to navigate campus and excel in …
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Syllabus: Drama is Life
1 month ago

Syllabus: Drama is Life

Co-teachers Joseph Campana, the Alan Dugald McKillop Professor of English, and Christina Keefe, director of the Rice Theatre Program, are combining their complementary scholarly approaches to the wide world of …
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Sid Rises
1 month ago

Sid Rises

First opened in 1971, Sid Richardson College has been the tallest building on campus for almost 50 years. Plans for reconstructing Sid Rich have been in the works for years, …
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