Flipping Willy: a crew evaluates the William Marsh Rice statue in preparation for turning the statue back around to face East
A small group of people, along with a parked van, beside the statue of William Marsh Rice, as preparations are made to return the statue to its original position. A man on a ladder can be seen positioning a crowbar along the base of the statue. Portions of both Lovett Hall and Herzstein Hall are visible in the background. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
Rice students pulled off one of the most famous Rice pranks by turning the statue of William Marsh Rice around to face Fondren Library on the morning of Tuesday April 12, 1988. Only one student was caught. Turning the statue back around afterwards proved to be a difficult task.
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