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Where Students Become Family
6 months 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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And They’re Off
1 year ago

And They’re Off

This May, we asked 11 graduating seniors, one from each residential college, to sit for a portrait and reflect on their time at Rice. As they thought about memorable classes, …
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Traditions: Disorientation
2 years ago

Traditions: Disorientation

For many incoming freshmen, Orientation Week is the first time they set foot on the Rice campus. Over the years, the nature of the welcome has changed.

Bob …
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Traditions | Martel College
3 years ago

Traditions | Martel College

WHEN MARTEL COLLEGE opened in 2002, it was the first new college at Rice in more than 30 years. Because its benefactor, Speros P. Martel, was a Greek immigrant, …
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Traditions | Brown College
4 years ago

Traditions | Brown College

When Brown college was founded in 1965 as Rice’s second women’s college, it had one obvious rival: next-door Jones College, the first women’s college.

The all-male colleges, however, didn’t …
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TRADITIONS: Wiess College
4 years ago

TRADITIONS: Wiess College

IN 1983, WHEN WIESSMEN first trotted out their mascot — the War Pig — it was a small facsimile made of pig iron. Soon the iconoclastic icon went airborne, in …
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Traditions: McMurtry College
4 years ago

Traditions: McMurtry College

AS THE 13th DAY OF THE MONTH APPROACHES, most Rice residential colleges get ready for battle. Not McMurtry. Instead of pitching water balloons at students dressed in their finest …
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Dog Days of Campus
4 years ago

Dog Days of Campus

Introducing: Lady, 1, Australian shepherd (blue merle), and Stella, 7, border collie / golden retriever mixResidential College: Sit, Rich, Sit!Owner: Ken Whitmire, college master, professor of chemistry; father of Rice alumni Rachel …
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Traditions: Will Rice College

THE CRAB NEBULA DEFENSE

Will Rice College’s Beer Bike teams have had a good run in recent years. Will Rice is the only college to have simultaneously won the men’s, …
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Traditions: MARY GIBBS JONES COLLEGE
5 years ago

Traditions: MARY GIBBS JONES COLLEGE

WHEN IT OPENED IN 1957 AS RICE’S FIRST WOMEN’S DORMITORY, Jones College had an open field to create its traditions. Powderpuff football — basically flag football played without shoulder pads — is one such creation, and since its inception has grown to be one of the most popular intercollegiate sports at Rice. View Article

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