Kendrick Alridge saw that the Rice Young Democrats were going to debate the Rice Conservative Forum, so he signed up to be on the lefties' team.
One problem: He wasn't a Rice student. Or, to be more exact in terms of what he was telling other students, he wasn't a Rice student for this semester only before returning to his studies at Harvard.
The campus police are investigating the case, the Rice Thresher reports.
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Alridge, the paper says, has been passing himself off as a Rice student off and on since at least 2007.
"There was nothing about him that made me question him," a Young Democrat told the Thresher. "He is definitely within the standard deviation of a Rice Student."
This isn't the first time Rice has attracted an unlikely impostor. Back in 2002 we wrote about Rodrigo Fernando Montano, a man who spent a month eating in Rice's dining halls, going to classes and even running with the track team.
At least he didn't try to debate the Conservative Forum.