When the announcement comes — the Rice Philharmonics have won first place — the group of 15 Rice students, dressed in black, explode into motion.
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Alumni share stories of rules they broke during their time at Rice
At first, the Rice University Emergency Medical Services faced skepticism over whether it would be a substantial asset to the campus, given that it sits right across the street from the largest network of hospitals in the world.
We asked students how they spent their winter breaks!
It turns out that Rice students are pretty good at guessing how many of their peers are virgins: 44 percent was the true number and 39 percent the average estimate, according to a recent Research Methods (SOCI 381) study.
Last spring, while the rest of her classmates were throwing water balloons and cheering on their colleges at Beer Bike, Gennifer Geer was stuck in Peoria, Illinois for a national speech and debate tournament.
Jefferson Ren made it his personal goal to spend a night at all the residential colleges this semester.
What do pickle juice shots, hail and sheltering in a porta-potty have in common? All three happened at this year's Bike Around the Bay, a two-day fundraising endurance ride from Baytown to Galveston and back. Fifteen members of the Rice University Cycling and Triathlon team participated in the approximately 177-mile ride this past weekend.
The Rice Thresher and the Houston Chronicle sat down with Al Gore after his talk on Monday to discuss a future marked by climate change.
Luis Duno-Gottberg’s tenure as Baker magister got off to a stormy start. When Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Friday, Aug. 25, he had only been the college’s magister for about three weeks.
Twins Natalie and Loren Goddard look almost identical in their Rice track and field shirts. They spend most mornings together at cross country practice, mirror images in uniform. It’s nothing new:
Martin Rather never expected that his road trip with his grandfather, journalist Dan Rather, would become news.
In the midst of the pouring rain on Sunday, Aug. 27, a man in his truck flashed his high beams at Lane Toungate while he was driving down University Boulevard. Immediately, he knew something was wrong.
“You have to, quite literally, tell your family ‘I can’t help you,’” Mark Ditman said. As associate vice president of Housing and Dining, he is one of 50 H&D staff members who rode out Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath on campus alongside the students they help feed and house.
Alyssa Alvis, a Hanszen College sophomore, has been riding out Hurricane Harvey at McMurtry College.
Jackson Neagli is a big presence. He stands a head taller than everyone in the room. His smile is a broad grin on the edge of laughter.
Walk, Bike, or ShuttleAlthough Rice Village is within walking distance, a shuttle runs from 5:30 p.m.
Jessica Shattuck’s most recent novel “The Women in the Castle” is based partly on her experiences as the granddaughter of Nazis.
The Student Association Senate passed a resolution encouraging the Faculty Senate to make changes to the distribution system in a 22-2 vote, following debate about Rice’s commitment to liberal arts education and reforming major requirements. The Faculty Senate will decide whether to implement the changes, which reduce distribution requirements from 12 hours to nine hours in each area, in a vote at their meeting on Wednesday.