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For the last four years, we have spent every Monday night upstairs in the Rice Memorial Center, neglecting schoolwork, social events, friends (as our suitemates can attest) and even our own birthdays to produce the weekly newspaper that shows up in your college’s commons every Wednesday.
At the beginning of this year, the Thresher received a tip that the Rice student health insurance policy, Aetna, only covers abortions in the event of rape, incest or the endangerment of the life of the mother. An examination of the policy confirmed this tip to be factual.
A new multicultural center will be built as part of renovations to the Rice Memorial Center, which will involve demolishing and rebuilding every part of the center excluding the chapel and offices adjacent to Ray Courtyard, according to Vice President for Administration Kevin Kirby.
Lance Armstrong, the cyclist whose seven Tour de France titles were revoked due to doping, answered questions ranging from his cheating scandals to whether he’d donate to Hanszen College in a candid question and answer session Tuesday evening.
The Student Association Senate voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting improvement of the African studies minor and the creation of an African studies major.
A volcano that erupts wine and Fireball and a massive bottle of Smirnoff are two phallic floats that will grace the parade from the water balloon fight to the Beer Bike track.
The cost of undergraduate attendance at Rice University will increase by 3.1 percent to $63,252 for the 2019-2020 academic year, according to a press release.
Former Mayor of Houston Annise Parker (Jones ‘78) will return to her alma mater to deliver the commencement address for Rice’s graduating class of 2019.
Grace Wickerson will serve as the next Student Association president after beating out competitors Frederick Cavallaro and Bill Duong in an election with the lowest number of votes cast for president since 2016.
Both candidates vying for Student Association Secretary agree that the SA’s current level of communication has left the student body uninformed but differ in approaches to close the communication gap.
Director of Elections Morgan Gillis said this year he abided by a previously unenforced Student Association bylaw that prohibits individuals who run for President or Senator at their residential colleges from then running for elected executive positions in the Student Association.
Fifteen Orientation Week coordinators have received need-based summer stipends ranging from $500 to $2,500 from the Dean of Undergraduates’ Office, according to Dean of Undergraduates Bridget Gorman.
The Duncan College magisters lifted a college-wide ban on private gatherings with alcohol instituted in December after meeting with students this week, according to a college-wide email sent by the magisters on Jan. 11.
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.
Every college senator and president along with Student Association External Vice President Maurice Frediere co-sponsored a resolution calling for expanded financial aid to international students, including eventually expanding the Rice Investment to all undergraduate students, at their meeting on Monday.
Morgan Gillis will serve as this year’s Student Association Director of Elections, according to SA President Ariana Engles.
Students discussed a study by Housing & Dining that proposes replacing all current tableware in the servery, including porcelain, china and plastic, with palm leafware, at Monday’s Student Association Senate Meeting.
For Jerry Wu, an international student from Shanghai, China, excluding international students from The Rice Investment reflects how international students are less visible and “to some extent neglected” at Rice.
When Ramee Saleh read that Rice would be expanding its financial aid beginning next year, she was so overwhelmed by the news she cried, and then, as Rice students do, posted on the Rice University Places I’ve Cried Facebook page.
Rice University will drastically expand financial aid for students with family incomes below $200,000 beginning in fall 2019, according to a press release from the university’s Office of Public Affairs.