Two recent incidents involving an investigation into on-campus thefts have sparked conversations about racial profiling at Rice.
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Reports surfaced this week that Michael Deem, a professor of bioengineering at Rice University, is under investigation for his involvement in creating the first genetically modified human beings.
Unable to profit off fantasy football business, athlete Ben Schragger continues pursuing his passion
Forbes estimates the size of the fantasy football market to be between $40 billion and $70 billion per year, but Ben Schragger’s company, Fantasy Football Live, earns zero of these dollars.
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.
Rice volleyball clinched the Conference USA Tournament championship for the first time since 2009 with a 3-0 sweep of Florida International University on Sunday. The win clinches the Owls a berth in next month’s NCAA Tournament.
With election day right around the corner, here’s everything you need to know as you prepare to head to the polls.
Saturday was one of the most pivotal days of the college football season. The No. 1 team in FBS, the University of Alabama, took on the No. 3 team, Louisiana State University, in a marquee primetime matchup with College Football Playoff implications.
Rice International Student Association members left frustrated after meeting with administration over financial aid exclusion
Representatives of the Rice International Student Association said they are disappointed after meeting with administrators on Thursday to discuss the exclusion of international students from The Rice Investment, according to a statement on RISA’s Facebook page.
Stuart Mouchantaf has been charged in the death of Blain Padgett, a Rice football player who passed away this past March, according to the Houston Police Department.
Shiny and new.
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.
Another week, another closer-than-expected loss for Rice football. The Owls entered their game against the University of Hawaii as a 17.5-point underdog, according to ESPN, and lost by a score of 43-29. That scoreline is actually somewhat misleading—for much of the fourth quarter, it was a one-possession game. After another encouraging defeat, here are some takeaways for the Owls.
All eyes will be on University of Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver when Rice takes the field for its first offensive possession on Saturday in the Bayou Bucket.
This Saturday, Rice football will take on the University of Houston in the 42nd edition of the Bayou Bucket. UH, led by junior defensive tackle Ed Oliver, will come into Rice Stadium riding a four-game win streak in the rivalry. Rice will hope to improve on its 11-30 record against the Cougars. To help preview Saturday’s showdown, Thresher editor-in-chief Andrew Grottkau spoke with Andres Chio, the sports editor of UH’s student newspaper, the Daily Cougar.
Dean of Undergraduates Bridget Gorman has established a committee to evaluate Student Judicial Programs policies and practices, according to Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduates Brian Gibson, who will chair the committee.
It is not an easy time to be a journalist. But it is an important time to be one. When we both began writing for the Thresher, we were drawn in by our love of telling stories. We didn’t realize the contentious situations we’d be thrown into, or how we might be inundated with disappointed or even angry comments over a certain decision.
Just three weeks from kickoff to the 2018 season, Rice football is deep into training camp. The Owls reported to camp a week earlier than usual due to their Aug. 25 “week zero” opener against Prairie View A&M University. Head coach Mike Bloomgren has repeatedly emphasized that no starting job is guaranteed with the new coaching staff. If media day is any indication, the first week of camp has given little clarity to the Rice depth chart.
Associate Dean of Undergraduates Donald Ostdiek will retire at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year, according to an email from Dean of Undergraduates John Hutchinson.
For the first time in 27 years, Rice baseball has a new head coach. Rice is hiring former Tennessee Tech head coach Matt Bragga to replace the legendary Wayne Graham, whose contract was not renewed after the 2018 season.