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Take That, Princeton!

12 years ago by Houston Press
This guy clearly wasn't a Rice grad. You ever notice how folks who went to Rice always refer to their time in college as "When I was at Rice"? It might not seem like much, but this verbal tic makes the school's alumni fairly unique. When talking about that four-year...
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The Latinx Festival Continues at Stages Repertory Theatre

25 days ago by Margaret Downing
Even before last year's inaugural Sin Muros: A Latinx Theatre Festival was over, organizers were already working on plans for this year. First year attendance was "beyond our dreams," says this year's festival coordinator Trevor Boffone and the normal theater audience at Stages Repertory Theatre was bolstered by a lot...
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Rice No. 7 on List of America's Smartest Universities

5 years ago by Jeff Balke
Everyone in Houston knows those kids at Rice are a smart lot. Sure, Valhalla might have a weird dress code issue, but otherwise, it's a nice place with a lot of generally intelligent people. So it should come as no surprise that Rice University made Lumosity's list of the smartest...
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Rice University Ranks 19 on US News' "Best Colleges of 2015" List

5 years ago by Susan Du
Rice University remains the best college in Texas according to US News & World Report's 2015 rankings. But it's hanging on to the top 20 by the skin of its teeth. Rice fell from 18 last year to 19 this year. It's unclear who or what knocked the university down...
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Rice University Is Still A Value. An Expensive Value, But A Value

10 years ago by Cathy Matusow
In 2003, tuition to Rice University was $18,850. By 2008, it had risen to $29,960 - an increase of $11,110, or about 59 percent.Does that mean Rice is losing its reputation as the go-to school for an awesome, awesomely priced education? Apparently not.Despite the steep tuition increase, Rice was recently...
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The Surprising Origins of These Beloved Texas Songs

2 years ago by Chris Gray
Happy Texas Independence Day!
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NASA's Broken Kepler Telescope Has Found More Than 1,200 New Planets

3 years ago by Dianna Wray
It's amazing what a broken spacecraft can do. The Kepler Space Telescope has technically been busted for the past three years, but it keeps finding new exoplanets.  On Tuesday NASA scientists announced that Kepler has done it again, identifying 1,248 additional exoplanets, the largest single find of a clutch of...
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Back to School: 10 of the Country's Prettiest College Campuses

8 years ago by CAROLINE EVANS
Kenyon College Chapel About a week ago, we posted pictures of ten of the country's ugliest college campuses. The post was rather popular and garnered a slew of comments (pretty much all about our number one pick -- "Anything SUNY. Sorry, SUNY). Encouraged by the response, and recognizing that frosh...
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Travis County's Robert Morrow: Political Outlier or More of the Same?

3 years ago by Leif Reigstad
Until election day, Robert Morrow was unknown. But when he was voted chairman of the Travis County Republican Party — a post of little importance in one of Texas's more liberal counties — his derogatory, sexist, racist, Islamaphobic, homophobic, wildly speculative and entirely inaccurate rantings and ravings on social media...
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Ordinary Light by Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy K. Smith Looks at the Extraordinary of the Everyday

3 years ago by Holly Beretto
"Memory is a flawed lens," says Tracy K. Smith, author of the widely acclaimed Ordinary Light, heralded as one of the most anticipated books of 2015 by Time Out New York. "And it was exciting to be an investigator of my own life." Smith's memoir is her fourth book, and...

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