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COVID-19

Flex Space
3 months ago

Flex Space

Rice might look very different this fall, but new temporary structures are making it possible for campus life to continue safely. The structures, which include four Provisional Campus Facilities (PCFs) …
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Feeding the Classes
3 months ago

Feeding the Classes

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of how Rice operates, and feeding its students has been a challenge of gastronomical proportion. With a consistent ranking of best college food in the …
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Unconventional Wisdom: Reginald DesRoches
3 months ago

Unconventional Wisdom: Reginald DesRoches

From the start of his tenure as Rice University provost, Reginald DesRoches has been challenged in ways no higher education administrator could anticipate. Having accepted the job last December, the …
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The Vital Role of Student Leadership

As I write this, the Rice campus has been open to students for the fall semester for a month, plus a week of orientation. We are in hybrid mode, giving …
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Reader Response: Summer 2020
3 months ago

Reader Response: Summer 2020

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78% of readers say that Rice Magazine helps them stay connected to Rice University.

“I’m an alumna and I just wanted to say that the July issue is my favorite ever. …
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We’ve Been Here Before
3 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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Kim Rightor ’16
3 months ago

Kim Rightor ’16

In March, Kim Rightor was a year and a half into her Peace Corps stint when she and more than 7,000 other volunteers were evacuated due to COVID-19 — the first …
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Face Time
7 months ago

Face Time

Chethan: I applied early decision to Rice. I wanted to go to a place that was warm and friendly and very diverse. I wasn’t crazy about the idea of being …
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Distance Learning in the Delta
7 months ago

Distance Learning in the Delta

Bonnie: “We’re in the country-country, Ms. Miller, we really have nothing to worry about,” the lead teacher on my hall reassured me. Characteristically, she sought to allay any fears about …
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Tina’s Tiny(s) Act of Kindness
7 months ago

Tina’s Tiny(s) Act of Kindness

As a way to respond to two current national crises, COVID-19 and racial injustice, rising senior Tina Liu put her creative skills and social media to good use. Beginning in …
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