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Current | Winter 2019

Read at Your Own Pace
1 month ago

Read at Your Own Pace

Because I live in an apartment just five blocks from campus, I walk to work. My daily commute begins on Wroxton Court and ambles south along Ashby Street. After a …
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Excerpt: The World As It Is
1 month ago

Excerpt: The World As It Is

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is the full first chapter of Ben Rhodes’ personal memoir of his White House years. In advance of his visit to Houston last November, where Rhodes attended …
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The Education of Ben Rhodes
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The Education of Ben Rhodes

Despite double majoring in English and political science, and then earning an MFA in creative writing from NYU prior to working in politics, Rhodes never cared much for the political …
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Faculty Books: Winter 2019
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Faculty Books: Winter 2019

The Astronaut Maker: How One Mysterious Engineer Ran Human Spaceflight for a Generation By Michael Cassutt (Chicago Review Press, 2018)

George Abbey’s rise through the ranks at NASA, from …
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We Don’t Know: How Heart Valve Disease Starts
1 month ago

We Don’t Know: How Heart Valve Disease Starts

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer

One of the big problems in my field is that the early stages of heart valve disease are a mystery. Even people who have regular …
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The Thought Factory
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The Thought Factory

Two political veterans shared the stage at the Baker Institute to discuss electoral reform. But the fun really began when they turned their attention to contemporary politics.

It was spring …
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In Pursuit of Nothing
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In Pursuit of Nothing

Illustration by Gracia Lam

“You can never have too much sky.”— Sandra Cisneros

We stepped out of the woods into the sunshine and were immediately swarmed by gnats, likely attracted …
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La Calisto’s Modern Allure
1 month ago

La Calisto’s Modern Allure

Last fall, the Shepherd School of Music’s Opera Studies Department and Chamber Orchestra presented “La Calisto,” Francesco Cavalli’s exploration of impossible love and postwar apocalypse. It was the first production …
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Good Form
1 month ago

Good Form

When a prestigious design competition pitted their startup architecture firm against some of the biggest names in the field, Michelle LaFoe ’89 and Isaac Campbell ’89 found a way to …
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Burt McMurtry: A True Philanthropist
1 month 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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