At the first-ever Houston Youth Voters’ Conference on Sept. 15, college students from around Houston will gather at Rice to discuss policy and student voter mobilization. Sonia Torres, a Hanszen College senior, said a goal of the conference is to facilitate discussion between students from different Houston universities. “We are a campus isolated from the rest of our Houston universities — our students do not interact except for the occasional sports game,” Torres said.
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Two weeks after the March for Our Lives, the Rice Young Republicans and Rice Young Democrats hosted a candidate town hall on gun violence in America, though no Republican Party candidates attended.
The total cost of undergraduate attendance at Rice University is projected to increase by 3.2 percent to $61,345 for the 2018-2019 academic year, according to Vice President for Finance Kathy Collins.The total price covers tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board expenses.
President David Leebron signed a letter to Congress with 48 other university presidents urging reconsideration of a new national tax on university endowments. The tax would cost Rice University roughly $6 million per year, depending on yearly endowment income, the equivalent of 130 full tuition scholarships.
Three candidates, Lauren Loh, Siddharth Gorantla and Elan Friedland, are currently campaigning for the position of Student Association Treasurer. Voting opens tomorrow, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. and closes Feb. 26.
Students attending President David Leebron’s office hours on Friday raised issues ranging from new study programs to undocumented student advocacy.
After occupying its current site for 47 years, Sid Richardson College is projected to move to a new building in the fall of 2021.
With approximately half a million dollars divided among them, colleges are coming up with unique ways to spend their budgets, from Hanszen College’s Beauty Committee to Sid Richardson College’s Brewing fund.
The School of Engineering is creating a new strategic plan that will shape the direction the school takes over the next five years after appointing Reginald DesRoches as the new dean of engineering this year.
Student Activities implemented a new event registration process this semester after receiving jurisdiction over public events from Student Judicial Programs.