Statue of William Marsh Rice the morning after it was turned from its original position to face in the opposite direction. The view is sidelong, and Anderson Hall can be seen in the background. A number of students are walking along the sidewalks. Original resource is a black and white photograph.
"Flipping Willy: William Marsh Rice statue facing Fondren Library, Anderson Hall in background." (1988) Rice University: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/76789.
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.
Events; Rice University--History; Rice, William Marsh, 1816-1900--Statues; Statues--Texas--Houston; Practical jokes--Texas--Houston; More... Rice University. Anderson Hall Less...
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