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‘A force of nature’: Elaine Howard Ecklund makes her mark

(11/15/23 4:52am)

Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences, director of the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance, sociology professor — Elaine Howard Ecklund has many titles to her name. However, she said being this year’s president of the Religious Research Association — a position to which she was recently elected — is among the most meaningful.





An im-press-ive acquisition: Rice procures replica of William Blake’s printing press

(03/08/23 3:35am)

Rice University is now the home to a functional star-wheeled, copper plate, rolling press that the prominent, Romantic-period English poet William Blake used to create some of his famous pieces. The printing press, housed in the Woodson Research Center at Fondren Library, is the only functional replica in North America. 


‘Because we’re the first generation’: Myritney Saint-Cloud faces the challenges and motivators of being an FGLI student

(03/01/23 5:43am)

The daughter of Haitian immigrants, Myritney Saint-Cloud is acutely aware of the generational pressure that accompanies her time at Rice. While both her parents hold degrees, they did not go to school in the United States – thus putting the onus on Saint-Cloud to pursue her education in the face of being a first-generation American and low-income student.