Winter 2016

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It is stunning to me that in the article “Voting Rights Curtailed” [fall 2016] the word Republican was barely mentioned. In fact, only one paragraph in the entire article made any connection between voter suppression and the Republican Party. All the states that are suppressing voting rights are states with Republican governors and Republican-led legislatures. Thankfully some lower courts have stepped in to stop this egregious violation of people’s right to vote. In the current political season, when the Republican presidential candidate operates in a fact-free world, it is of vital importance to help Americans to get the facts straight when possible.
Adrienne Maisel Hugo ’76, ’77 MA
Mundelein, Ill.

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Class Note of the Day

Raj Mankad ’99 of Houston is ­editor of Cite: The Architecture + Design Review of Houston, the Rice Design ­Alliance magazine that covers urban change. In 2015 Mankad wrote about his four-hour, 50-mile trip by bus and foot from Houston to Galveston to show the need for a more comprehensive regional transportation system. He also successfully petitioned for the creation of Sunday Streets, a measure that declares certain streets car-free for four hours one Sunday a month. Originally a premed student, Mankad stumbled onto the world of urban planning after a medical research trip to Peru sparked an interest in the environments people built for themselves.

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