Centennial video series: Baker Commons

The Rice University campus is a whirlwind of campus projects and construction in its centennial year. Some jobs are new installations and others are designed to reinvigorate some of the university’s treasured spots.

The commons in Baker College, one of the university’s 11 residential colleges, is a gathering place that is 100 years old this year, just like Rice. Over the years the space has undergone many changes. This year Facilities Engineering and Planning crews, in conjunction with Housing and Dining, are giving the historical spot a much deserved facelift.

Working with Centennial Historian Melissa Kean, video producer Brandon Martin takes a look at Baker Commons. For more information about Baker College at Rice, visit http://bakercollege.net/about.html. For more information on Rice’s history, visit Kean’s blog at www.ricehistorycorner.com.

To help celebrate the university’s centennial Oct. 12, Rice University is producing weekly videos exploring the school’s unique history.


About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.