Long before Walter Cronkite was the voice of the news, he was just a kid from Houston at the University of Texas, chasing girls, acting in school plays, and drinking cheap beer. Yet Douglas Brinkley, whose new biography of Cronkite will be released this month, argues that it was in Austin that the seeds of one of the greatest careers in American journalism were sown.
May 1, 2012 | by Douglas Brinkley | Academia
Matthew Feldman jogged a 6-minute, 33-second mile while juggling five balls last Friday, setting a world record in the hybrid sport known as 'joggling.'
July 31, 2012 | by Kevin O'Keeffe
This year, faculty at Rice will teach almost two dozen free online courses to thousands of students and teachers around the world as part of a movement to make higher education more accessible. What's in it for Rice students in Houston and beyond?