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Students organize first Houston Youth Voters’ Conference

(09/04/18 11:08pm)

At the first-ever Houston Youth Voters’ Conference on Sept. 15, college students from around Houston will gather at Rice to discuss policy and student voter mobilization. Sonia Torres, a Hanszen College senior, said a goal of the conference is to facilitate discussion between students from different Houston universities. “We are a campus isolated from the rest of our Houston universities — our students do not interact except for the occasional sports game,” Torres said.

​Leebron signs letter to Congress asking for reconsideration of endowment tax

(03/20/18 10:38pm)

President David Leebron signed a letter to Congress with 48 other university presidents urging reconsideration of a new national tax on university endowments. The tax would cost Rice University roughly $6 million per year, depending on yearly endowment income, the equivalent of 130 full tuition scholarships.