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Rice Pres. David Leebron, Good Bad & Ugly of Houston News, & Playing Crumpet the Elf Again and Again: Houston Matters for Fri., Dec. 13, 2013

In the collective history of Rice University, it has had just seven Presidents. The current President, David Leebron, assumed that role in 2004, and in the years since, Rice has seen significant increases in undergraduate enrollment, the launch of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, new residential colleges, new buildings on campus, and visits from important figures ranging […]

In the collective history of Rice University, it has had just seven Presidents. The current President, David Leebron, assumed that role in 2004, and in the years since, Rice has seen significant increases in undergraduate enrollment, the launch of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, new residential colleges, new buildings on campus, and visits from important figures ranging from former President Bill Clinton to the Dalai Lama.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll talk with President Leebron about both challenges and opportunities facing Rice University, and colleges and universities throughout Greater Houston.

Also this hour: from the potential policy change at HISD involving Native American symbols, nicknames, and mascots to the rise of apartment rent in Houston, to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo cracking the list of top “check-ins” on Facebook in 2013, we explore The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Houston news this week.

And: Houston Public Media’s St. John Flynn talks with Todd Waite, who will portray Crumpet the Elf…again…in the Alley Theatre’s production of an adaptation of David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries. Waite will describe the unique challenges of playing the same part year after year after year…after year…after (okay, you get the idea).

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