Though the administration clearly does not oppose the idea of having gender neutral bathrooms on campus, we believe that the administration should have placed a higher priority on this project.
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Rice Housing and Dining’s failure to clearly communicate this year’s change in the move-out date for nongraduating students is disappointing (see p.
At this point we are beating a dead horse.
Rice should take serious weather more seriouslyThe Thresher is deeply concerned by the administration’s failure to cancel class in the middle of a tornado warning last week (see p.
Low-income resources require better advertising The Thresher believes the initiative to support low-income students through the residential college system is an important addition to the resources already in existence for low-income students (see p.
Throughout this year’s tumultuous Student Association election cycle, the Thresher has been concerned by a lack of disregard for the SA constitution by our governing institutions.The degree of constitutional oversight that led to the Elections Committee fiasco, in which part-time students were deliberately disenfranchised and the director of elections consequently resigned, is shocking.
From its inception, the Moody Center has touted itself as an exciting arts addition to the Rice community and a means through which to enhance students’ education.
Though uncontested elections are nothing new to the Student Association, it seems this year no one will be featured on the first round of ballots for the positions of internal vice president and treasurer (see p.
Several ongoing research projects at Rice University might not exist without federal grants through the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For many of us, it can be easy to pretend our lives are removed from daily political battles. However, Trump administration’s most recent actions have struck closer to home, visibly impacting the Rice community (see p.
For many Rice students, the Women’s Marches were the first time they were involved in such broad-scale, politically minded activism that took place outside of the voting booth (see p.
This week at the Student Association Senate, the Approval Threshold Committee presented their recommendations for changes to the overload petition process in light of the credit hour cap (see p.
The Student Association’s Committee of Constitutional Revisions is in the process of amending the SA constitution (see p.
While the Critical Thinking in Sexuality class will ﬁnally be implemented (see p. 1), the curriculum for the mandatory ﬁve sessions features omissions that are simply wrong.
As the transition process for Donald Trump’s presidency continues to unfold, students have every right to express concern over important political issues, whether they relate to the environment, reproductive rights, the status of immigrants or affordable health care.
With most college masters in support of changing their title (see p.1), it does not seem reasonable to invalidate their concerns and their desire for a title more fitting for their roles within the residential college system.Opponents of the change often cite the academic sense of the term “master.” However, consider Rice’s context: William Marsh Rice was a slave owner and used his riches to found the school.
For some, the Thresher’s coverage of the the challenges student-athletes face (see p.1) may only confirm what they already knew.
There are two glaring problems with how the Blanket Tax Committee allocated initiative funds this year.
At this week’s Student Association meeting, current Rice Program Council Treasurer Ameesh Shah was nearly unanimously appointed as the SA’s first deputy treasurer (see "RPC treasurer appointed deputy treasurer of Student Association"). While we do not doubt Shah’s competence in performing the duties of the deputy treasurer, Shah’s current position as the treasurer of RPC, a blanket tax subsidiary organization, raises concerns about a conflict of interest.SA President Griffin Thomas dismissed these concerns at the SA meeting; his argument was that a conflict would have arisen only if Shah were the treasurer, not the deputy.
A breakdown of Rice’s endowment indicates that 12 percent is invested in natural resources (see p.