The MOB (Marching Owl Band) is planning a special halftime show for the Homecoming game on Saturday. Here are some photos of their other performances.
The university kicks off Homecoming week on Sunday. Unlike in 1953, the festivities will not be started with a bonfire, but instead with tailgates at the colleges. Another major difference is that Rice women no longer compete for Homecoming Queen like the women below.
Last week marked the 42nd anniversary of the dedication of Sid Richardson College. While college dedication ceremonies generally have high-profile speakers, Sid Rich set an all time high with President Lyndon B. Johnson. A close friend of the college’s namesake, Pres. Johnson and his wife happily attended the ceremony. During his speech, Pres. Johnson spoke about his friend and the importance of creating a cleaner world.
This is the final weekend for The Rice Players production of “Rabbit Hole.” Here are some images showcasing the Players that have recently been added to the digital scholarship archive.
On October 24, 1960, President Dwight D. Eisenhower made a visit to Houston, perhaps to campaign for his then Vice President Richard M. Nixon. He also came to Rice and gave a special convocation. Below is a Rice Thresher article describing the event.