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Wednesday, December 06, 2023 — Houston, TX

David Axel

OPINION 5/22/12 7:00pm

An open letter to President Leebron and the Board of Trustees on the future of Rice

There were five hours to go until the end of the College Battle giving campaign when I read the email. Upon reading it, I found that my beloved Brown College was in the embarrassing position of last place. I hadn't planned to give this year, despite having given the first few years after graduating, but last place? For a moment, it became a matter of pride. I clicked the link to donate. And then I was reminded why I hadn't planned to give this year and why I hadn't given last year.