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We’ve Been Here Before
2 months ago

We’ve Been Here Before

By August, the disease had reached Philadelphia. But James Hutchinson, the city’s physician of the port, refused to close the port to refugees. Hutchinson believed that the disease was being …
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High Scores
2 months ago

High Scores

Germaine Franco ’84 had firmed up a full slate for 2020. As a much in-demand film composer, music producer and musician in Los Angeles, her roster is always lively — …
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Twenty in Their Twenties
2 months ago

Twenty in Their Twenties

These young alumni have a zillion different dreams, but one thing in common — being a Rice grad is never far from their hearts and minds. Ranging in class years …
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A Painful and Necessary Reckoning
5 months ago

A Painful and Necessary Reckoning

“I can’t breathe.”

These painful words have rocketed across America, and indeed the world, in response to the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It isn’t the first time …
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Life in the Pandemic
5 months ago

Life in the Pandemic

Survival Pedagogy Author Lacy M. Johnson finds new connections between parenting and teaching her students during traumatic times. Johnson is an assistant professor of creative writing.

Mission Critical Zachary …
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Art in Isolation
5 months ago

Art in Isolation

Unreal Really! The villain in faculty member Christopher Sperandio’s comic is all too familar.

This is Fine Elena Lacey ’13 shares her illustrated self-isolation diary. Lacey is a …
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Tiny Acts of Kindness
7 months ago

Tiny Acts of Kindness

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our lives and cause hardship and suffering in our communities, we want to call attention to the generosity of spirit that this crisis …
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A Changed World
7 months ago

A Changed World

It seems a world ago, not just three months, that I wrote my last column in this magazine about Kraft Hall and how new buildings reflect the ever-increasing scope and …
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The DNA Zoo
7 months ago

The DNA Zoo

A visit to the Houston Zoo is never complete without seeing the Asian elephants. Methai, Tupelo, Shanti, Tess, Thai, Tucker and Duncan are all members of the zoo’s herd. Between the sunbathing, …
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Wrestling’s Big Night
7 months ago

Wrestling’s Big Night

Almost a half-century has passed since photographer Geoff Winningham ’65, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Humanities and professor of visual arts, devoted his Friday nights to documenting the phenomenon …
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