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Rice students express disappointment, optimism after midterm elections

(11/07/18 12:31pm)

As election results rolled in around 10 p.m., many students watching in the Rice Memorial Center Grand Hall expressed disappointment with the defeat of midterm election candidates Beto O’Rourke, who lost by 2.6 percent to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz, and Todd Litton, who lost by 7.6 percent to Dan Crenshaw, in races for the United States Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.

Students launch boba business

(02/02/16 9:11pm)

Bubble tea, or “boba,” a sweet tea-based drink with tapioca pearls, is coming to campus. This past Saturday, the on-campus boba business East-West Tea launched its first promotion in Seibel Servery by handing out 200 free samples in under 40 minutes.The founders claim that East-West Tea is better than Kung Fu Tea, and in the coming weeks, students can find out for themselves.On Feb.

Task force seeks honor system input

(01/20/16 11:29am)

The Faculty Senate Task Force on the Honor System will hold student focus groups this week as part of its ongoing effort to evaluate and recommend changes for the implementation of Rice University’s Honor Code.The Task Force will use the focus groups to help gather information as part of a yearlong process, which also included an online survey given to faculty and students at the end of the fall semester, according to Dean of Undergraduates John Hutchinson, who co-chairs the Task Force. The Faculty Senate unanimously created the task force, which includes faculty, undergraduate students and Hutchinson, at its public meeting last April in response to concerns about whether students were abiding by the Honor Code.