A Student Association Senate resolution supporting the proposed Lifetime Achievement Enrichment Program failed at the Monday Senate meeting after receiving 13 votes for and 12 against, less than the required two-thirds majority.
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Rice University Police Department officers shut down Architectronica, the annual public party hosted by School of Architecture students, at approximately 12:15 a.m.
Rice University freshman Michael Lu said he is speaking with attorneys after he spent 12 days in the hospital for psychiatric symptoms.
Grace Wickerson is a vegan-cookie-baking taekwondo black belt who is using her powers for good.
Attendance at NOD dropped to around 800 students this year from around 1,100 last year, according to estimates by current and past Wiess social vice presidents, while Chi Alpha Assistant Director Eric Mingle said attendance at this year’s Evening of Elegance surpassed 1,000 attendants compared to less than 700 last year.
Student Association members proposed replacing the Lifetime Physical Activity Program with a wider range of classes at the SA Senate meeting on Monday. The legislation, which may change as student feedback is gathered, will be introduced on Nov. 7, according to Student Association President Justin Onwenu.
A former Rice University employee has filed a lawsuit against the institution alleging that her employment was terminated after she requested leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
The Rice University Student Association is gathering student ideas to develop the seven major goals of Rice’s Vision for the Second Century, Part Two, which President David Leebron outlined at a Rice town hall on Tuesday.
Powered by Red Bull, caffeine-infused chocolate and coffee cereal, more than 400 participants packed into the Rice Memorial Center Grand Hall to compete in the 36-hour-long HackRice competition this weekend.
The Fall Career & Internship Expo filled Tudor Fieldhouse with rows of possible employers on Tuesday, but some students and alumni said the annual expo offered few career opportunities.
“These disasters have made me value a sense of normal,” Nguyen, a McMurtry College junior, said. “I just want to know what tomorrow is going to be like. For a week after Harvey, I didn't know what tomorrow was going to be like.”
Many undergraduates living off campus moved into residential colleges during the hurricane, sleeping on couches and inflatable mattresses in every style of room.
Over 2,000 Rice students have signed up as volunteers through the Rice Harvey Action Team, according to Doerr Institute Director Tom Kolditz.
Have you ever done anything that you wouldn’t tell your mother? Lose 10 purity points. Ever told a lie? Ever cursed? Don’t recognize these questions from the Rice Purity Test? That’s probably because you weren’t alive when the Thresher published the original version of the test in 1924.
As fundraising begins for the construction of Rice University’s new Multicultural Center, a critical question remains: Who will run it?
Rice did not find beds for all its new students until the start of Orientation Week due to a higher than expected yield rate for 2018 matriculants, according to Dean of Undergraduates John Hutchinson.
Incoming Dean of Humanities Kathleen Canning plans to improve career preparation and promote the relevance of the humanities when she begins at Rice University on Jan.
The 2017 move-out date for nongraduating students has been changed to Friday, May 5 at noon in the housing agreement. Last year, students were required to move out by May 16 at 4 p.m. In response, several students are working with Housing and Dining to change the move-out date until after graduation.
Several bike team captains and one float builder have called into question the 2017 Beer Bike results released by Rice Program Council on April 5. Martel College captain Colin Losey has filed an appeal of the men’s bike race results, which he believes are incorrect due to timing errors. Meanwhile, Jones College float builder Matt O’Gorman said Jones would have placed third rather than fourth in the float contest had their highest score from the judges not been thrown out, but the campuswide Beer Bike coordinators said they removed this score because it was an outlier.
Three candidates are vying for the Student Association internal vice president position in the second round general election: former Sid Richardson College Senator Sarah Meadow, former Jones College Senator Rohan Palanki and former SA treasurer Maurice Frediere. No candidates ran for the position in the first round of the general election before Spring Break.