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Where Students Become Family
1 week ago

Where Students Become Family

RAs. For anyone who didn’t attend Rice, those letters often bring to mind an upperclassman whose job it is to police the hallways and catch fellow students in the act …
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Love & Law
1 week ago

Love & Law

It was summer 1986 in Waco, Texas, when Charles Spain ’81 walked into the family law class he was taking at Baylor University, fuming. 

Earlier that morning, the U.S. Supreme …
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Antarctic Journal
1 week ago

Antarctic Journal

Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier is enormous, remote, starkly beautiful — and a focal point for global sea level rise predictions. Since 2018, under the auspices of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, eight …
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The DNA Detective
4 months ago

The DNA Detective

Colleen Fitzpatrick at home in Fountain Valley, California. Photo by Rozette Rago

Colleen Fitzpatrick ’76 grew up surrounded by living history. “I was very close to all of my grandparents,” …
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Beyond the Buzzword
4 months 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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When Words Fail
4 months ago

When Words Fail

Susan Hoffius / Photo by Tommy LaVergne

For Susan Hoffius, an English as a second language teacher at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, her stroke started as an intense migraine. After …
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Health
7 months ago

Health

Illustrations by Ryan Snook

Busy alumni, a mental health professional and a dietitian agree that there is not just one definition of healthy living. Each individual has to define their …
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Travel
7 months ago

Travel

lllustrations by Ryan Snook

Can busy, budget-conscious millennials incorporate travel into their lives? Kay Rodriguez ’15, the proprietor of Jetfarer, a website that’s packed with travel guides, tips and itineraries, …
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Home
7 months ago

Home

Illustrations by Ryan Snook

The days swirling around graduation are filled with cliché advice: The world is your oyster; you can do whatever you set your mind to; and …
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Finance
7 months ago

Finance

Illustrations by Ryan Snook

If you’ve lived off campus, you already have plenty of experience with real-world expenses: rent, gas, groceries and more. New homes, jobs or graduate schools mean …
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