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Discussing Division: Obama, Baker tackle bipartisanship

(11/28/18 12:32am)

The president of Rice University introduced the former president of the United States to the crowd at the Baker Institute’s 25th Anniversary Gala by listing three things the Thresher Backpage wrote 11 years ago that the two men have in common. Both David Leebron and Barack Obama attended Harvard Law School, served as presidents of the Harvard Law Review and married women who are way out of their league.





Rice International Student Association members left frustrated after meeting with administration over financial aid exclusion

(10/17/18 12:15am)

Representatives of the Rice International Student Association said they are disappointed after meeting with administrators on Thursday to discuss the exclusion of international students from The Rice Investment, according to a statement on RISA’s Facebook page. 




Paying it forward: Rice ushers in new era of financial aid

(09/19/18 5:03am)

Under the new financial aid plan, undergraduates eligible for need-based aid whose family incomes fall between $65,000 and $130,000 will receive full tuition scholarships, according to a Rice University press release. Eligible students from families with incomes between $130,000 and $200,000 will receive scholarships that cover at least half of their tuition. 



The Final Kauntdown: Wrapping up Rice-Hawaii

(09/10/18 10:27pm)

Another week, another closer-than-expected loss for Rice football. The Owls entered their game against the University of Hawaii as a 17.5-point underdog, according to ESPN, and lost by a score of 43-29. That scoreline is actually somewhat misleading—for much of the fourth quarter, it was a one-possession game. After another encouraging defeat, here are some takeaways for the Owls.