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On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Rice football team finally found something to be thankful for. During the final game of head coach Mike Bloomgren’s inaugural season, the Owls defeated Old Dominion University 27-13, raising Rice’s record to 2-11 and giving Rice its first win against an FBS program this year.
Rice’s connection to the world’s first genetically altered babies is alarming. Not only was a former Rice graduate student leading the research, but an active Rice faculty member has academic and financial stakes in the project. Rice released a statement that the work is inconsistent with the ethical norms of the university. But the troubling truth is that while Rice students are introduced to the honor code during Orientation Week, most will go their entire undergraduate experience without a crash course, let alone a comprehensive one, in ethics.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. This phrase describes Rice basketball so far this season. The Owls have the same record this season as last season through seven games: three wins and four losses.
Yesterday, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee released their new set of rankings. For those unfamiliar with the system, the top four teams at the season’s end will enter a playoff, culminating with one of the four winning the championship. And, like many of you readers, I was shocked to see that Rice football was not among the four teams included. I can only assume that this is yet another example of the heavily SEC-biased committee neglecting any non-Power-Five football program’s laudable achievements. Whatever the reason may be, this is an unforgivable oversight and I will not stand for it. Here’s why Rice deserves a spot over Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, and especially Georgia.
Forbes estimates the size of the fantasy football market to be between $40 billion and $70 billion per year, but Ben Schragger’s company, Fantasy Football Live, earns zero of these dollars.
For the first time since 2009, Rice volleyball is NCAA Tournament-bound. After their three consecutive match victories in the Conference USA Tournament from Nov. 16 to 18, the Owls secured an automatic berth in the NCAA Championship Tournament. On Sunday, the selection committee revealed that Rice will face off against Texas State University in Thursday’s first-round match, with the winner then playing the victor of the concurrent match between the University of Texas and Stephen F. Austin State University.
Rice women’s basketball improved its record to 4-2 by defeating McNeese State University, 93-65 on Sunday afternoon at Tudor Fieldhouse. With the win, Rice extended its winning streak to four games, after losing its first two games to top-25 ranked opponents.
My friends and I are sprawled out on a dorm floor, scrolling through a boy’s Instagram profile. We’ve seen him around at parties a bit, and he seems like a nice guy.
Robert McNair, former member of the Rice University Board of Trustees and major benefactor to both Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business and Baker Institute for Public Policy, passed away on Nov. 23 at age 81. He is survived by his wife, four children, 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Rice University is investigating Michael Deem, a professor of bioengineering, regarding his involvement in creating the first genetically edited babies.
The campuswide Beer Bike coordinators said they have reduced the number of bikers and chuggers for each college from 10 to eight and introduced a mandatory pit crew certification following safety discussions last semester.
The 24 co-sponsors of a resolution to expand financial aid for international undergraduates addressed concerns about the legislation, and two of the co-sponsors introduced a bill for a related task force at Monday’s Senate.
Rice University will review the US Department of Education’s proposed Title IX changes and begin planning a response to the final regulations once they are released, according to an email sent by Dean of Undergraduates Bridget Gorman.
On Wednesday nights, Rice Coffeehouse fills up wall to wall with students waiting to hear their friends, roommates or favorite a cappella groups perform. On the walls themselves hang pieces of art created by Rice students. These performances are part of an event called Espresso Yourself. In 2017, current Martel College senior Clair Hopper added a visual art component to the event and began accepting student submissions for the art that hangs on the Coffeehouse walls.
The tiny space of Inferno Gallery is home to ever-changing landscapes and atmospheres curated by students and developed by artists. The second such installment this fall was Will Rice College sophomore Lindsey Douglas’ “I was looking for you,” a sculpture-based installation that immersed its viewers in its calming light play.
Inside the studio of Tejas Kumar are charcoal drawings of the curving human body and of the faces of his models turned immortal by his hand. Many of his pieces combine drawings of the human body with inspirations from his South Indian heritage.
A whirling, vibrant display of Hispanic and Latin American culture is arriving in time for the end of the semester. Hosted by the Hispanic Association for Cultural Enrichment at Rice, ¡Ritmo! is an annual cultural showcase featuring food, song and dance that will take place in the Grand Hall on Saturday.
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.