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David Leebron

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Rice Denies "Terrorist," "Axis of Evil" Racial Slurs Surrounding Implosion of Men's Basketball Team

    It's been four long, sad decades for the Rice men's basketball program. There have been a few moments of levity -- the opening of Tudor Fieldhouse, Morris Almond's mid-range jumper, Willis Wilson's mustache -- but, by and large, the tale's been one of cumbersome academics and milquetoast community ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Rice President David Leebron Plays a Painful DJ Set On KTRU

    Disclosure: The author of this piece volunteers for KTRU. On Wednesday afternoon, Rice University president David Leebron pulled up a chair inside of the KTRU Rice Radio studio and played some of those rooty-tooty, groovin' oldies. In other words, music that KTRU has made a point not to play since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Rich Get Richer: Moody Foundation Gives Rice $20 Million for Arts Center

    You know what the Rice campus needs? More buildings!!! If people work hard enough, we can cover every square inch of the property with a building!! The Moody Foundation is doing its part. It's given Rice $20 million to build a new Center for the Arts on campus. The center will, according to Rice, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Rice Plans Major Upgrade To Football Facilities

    The south end zone faciltiy will be demolished and rebuilt​Rice is like every other football program not in the top tier these days -- they're making sure they can keep up with other schools in order to be attractive to poaching conferences and not be left out in the cold. So today they annou ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010

    2010 Turkeys of the Year

    Metro chief Frank Wilson is our biggest gobbler.

  • Music

    October 21, 2010

    Teflon Don

    Rick Ross writes rhymes for gangsta lifestyle

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    KTRU Deal Signed, Station Likely Off FM Air By End Of 2010

    ​After the University of Houston Board of Regents voted to buy 91.7 FM from Rice University and convert the frequency to all classical and fine-arts programming earlier this summer, various KTRU staff, alumni and supporters formed Friends of KTRU, an activist group dedicated to keeping the lar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    KTRU Deal Signed By Rice & UH; Station Goes Off The FM Dial By The End Of The Year

    ​The news isn't good for fans of KTRU.After the University of Houston Board of Regents voted to buy 91.7 FM from Rice University and convert the frequency to all classical and fine-arts programming earlier this summer, various KTRU staff, alumni and supporters formed Friends of KTRU, an activist ... More >>

  • News

    September 9, 2010

    HISD Payola

    Kids get money for homework

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    KTRU Meeting: Rice Administrators Duck

    Photo by Marc BrubakerRice officials coudn't face the music​Rice students and KTRU fans got yet another setback last night. Amidst a packed crowd of students, members of KTRU staff and loyal listeners, everyone with a question voiced their opinions and frustrations. The only problem was the lack o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Rice Administrators Duck Latest KTRU Meeting

    Update/correction (10:52 a.m.): According to Joey Yang, the KTRU staff does not have legal counsel at this time. Marc BrubakerRice officials coudn't face the music​Rice students and KTRU fans got yet another setback last night. Amidst a packed crowd of students, members of KTRU staff and loyal li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    KTRU Staff, Supporters Vent, Discuss Plans To Fight Station's Sale

    Photos by Chris GrayThe atmosphere before Monday's meeting resembled a study hall without the books.​Still stunned, confused and exhausted from the news that Rice University had agreed to sell the terrestrial broadcast rights and capabilities of its largely student-staffed radio station KTRU ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    KTRU News Roils, Saddens Local Music Community

    UPDATED (5:35 p.m.) to include comments from Rice's B.J. Almond and a new Facebook count. The fate of KTRU's annual outdoor free concert in the spring is one of many things that has yet to be decided.​News of the University of Houston's impending purchase of Rice University student radio stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Rice Getting Piece Of Art That It Declares Will Be A Masterpiece

    ​Rice University announced today that, as the headline on the release put it, a "Multi-Million Dollar Gift Will Bring Turrell Masterpiece To Rice."A donation from alum Suzanne Deal Booth has allowed the school to commission a large work by noted artist James Turrell that will be built once plans a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008
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