Jones College, the only residential college that chooses Orientation Week coordinators through a student election, is reforming its selection process for the coming year, according to Jones College coordinator Michelle Bennack.
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The Rice Emergency Student Disaster Assistance program is offering disaster financial assistance and reimbursements for flooded cars to some students affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The new office building and parking garage next to the Allen Center is expected to open in October after delays from Hurricane Harvey, according to Kathy Jones, associate vice president of Facilities, Engineering and Planning.
Student groups organized phonebanking drives and discussions in response to the Trump administration’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy.
Over the summer, the MATLAB computer program was made free for Rice students, faculty, and staff to download on their personal computers, according to Diane Butler, Office of Information Technology associate vice president.
After a year on the grind post-Rice, the class of 2016 has their salary data in: Rice’s median salary for engineering, natural sciences and social sciences graduates remained above the median of most American colleges, while humanities graduates were below the national median, according to newly released senior exit survey data from the Center for Career Development.
A tornado warning was an unexpected addition to Willy Week. Rice University’s Crisis Management Team used the emergency notification system last Wednesday to advise students, faculty and the rest of the Rice community to seek shelter from a possible tornado.
The Thresher reached out to the 10 newly elected — and one reelected — residential college presidents to ask about their background, plans for the year and more.