Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Rice University celebrates a century - Houston Chronicle: Our city and its leaders in government, business and philanthropy have been wonderfully supportive throughout this time. We have worked hard to contribute as much and more to this community in return. It's no accident that the Texas Medical Center was located next to Rice 33 years after our founding, or that Houston's extraordinary museum district sits at the other end of our campus. The histories of the Houston Symphony, the Houston Grand Opera, the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, the Johnson Space Center and even the Houston Ship Channel all owe part of their origin and strength to Rice. William Marsh Rice's gift to the city of Houston - for that is what it was always intended to be - has been multiplied many times over the past century.