Undergraduate voting on a potential $5 blanket tax increase for the Rice University intramural sports program opened Monday night as part of the Student Association second round election.
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A student body referendum will decide whether to raise blanket tax fees $5 to cover intramural sports expenses, after the Student Association Senate unanimously passed a resolution supporting the increase on Monday.
Student Association President Ariana Engles outlined her priorities and expectations for her presidential term during her first SA Senate on Monday.
This marked the largest year-to-year increase in applicants to Rice in the school’s history, according to Rice News Vice President for Enrollment Yvonne M. Romero da Silva. She said there was also a 19 percent increase in early decision applicants.
Rice University released a statement on Sunday assuring prospective students that high school disciplinary action resulting from peaceful protest would not affect their admission decision.
Candidates for internal vice president participated debated issues ranging from student disillusionment to the purpose of the Student Association on Friday before the Thresher’s SA presidential debate.
The Office of Information Technology will refund students who have been overcharged on printing since last summer as a result of an error in printing software.
The Student Association Senate will vote on a resolution calling for Rice University to affirm its commitment to diversity of thought by disregarding public opinion and controversy when inviting speakers to campus.
Rice University launched a new website aiming to gather resources for undocumented and DACA students into one centralized location on Saturday.
A fake advertisement published by The Rice Thresher’s satirical Backpage last week with the title “Guilt-Free MLK Day Pass” received national attention after outlets including Fox News, Inside Higher Ed and The Blaze covered controversy surrounding it.
A majority of students support the the Student Association’s Lifetime Enrichment Activities Program proposal to replace the Lifetime Physical Achievement Program requirement, according to the results of the 2017 Survey of All Students.
Sixteen students had a chance to sell their ideas for improving Rice to University President David Leebron at the Student Association’s 100 Ideas Senate on Monday, with over a hundred students looking on.
Former Vice President Al Gore spoke about the dangers of man-made climate change at the Rice University Tudor Fieldhouse on Monday evening.
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.
The Rice Student Volunteer Program will be taking over the regularly scheduled volunteering efforts of the Rice Harvey Action Team, which will remain active long-term, according to Doerr Institute Director Thomas Kolditz.
Rice University’s endowment is currently valued at 5.3 billion dollars, and the university currently has no mechanism for leveraging its investments to influence corporate policy.
As Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 2899 aim to restrict bathroom accessibility for transgender and gender-nonconforming people in Texas, the Rice University Queer Resource Center hopes to increase the number of gender neutral bathrooms on campus by changing gendered signs on single-stall bathrooms to gender-neutral signs this summer. This change comes after a five-year-old initiative despite administrative delays.
Rice students may be most familiar with the university’s emergency management systems as strings of texts or emails symptomatic of heavy rains or flooding, but they encompass much more than that. Rice University’s new crisis manager Jerusha Kasch took office in February of this year and began working on plans to improve the existing systems, including the development of a new crisis center building and online disaster preparedness training programs for students.
Starting as early as next year, Rice University’s $50 million Data Science Initiative will be hiring new faculty members in preparation for creating a new minor, additional classes and possible master’s programs for undergraduate and graduate students at Rice.
The lights of the Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, colloquially referred to by Rice students as the “rainbow building,” have come back on after months of darkness.