Rice Engineering Alumni has committed $50,000 to improving laboratory classes in the mechanical engineering department. The funding comes in response to student concerns raised over the past six months regarding outdated curriculum and facilities, including at a highly attended town hall meeting last semester.
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With homecoming weekend approaching, a two-day weekend sale of homecoming shirts targeting Rice students resulted in more than 100 students placing orders — but some now say they feel misled after realizing that the shirts have no association with Rice, and others on campus have warned that the entire sale may be a scam.Inkonit, a small South Dakota company, launched the sale through a Facebook page over the weekend.
The Student Association Senate voted nearly unanimously Monday night to appoint Ameesh Shah, the current Rice Program Council Treasurer, as the first SA Deputy Treasurer.Shah, a Jones College sophomore, will assume the new role immediately.
The halftime show at the Rice University vs. Baylor University football game on Friday attracted national attention over the weekend after Rice’s Marching Owl Band referenced Baylor’s recent sexual assault scandal in their performance. Many national news and sports media including ESPN, NBC Sports, Fox Sports and the Washington Post published articles regarding the show and a subsequent apology to Baylor fans released by Rice’s administration on Saturday.
Vice President of the United States Joe Biden announced several federal policy changes in a forceful call for accelerating cancer research at Rice University today.
Vice President of the United States Joe Biden will visit Rice University next week, Rice’s Office of Public Affairs confirmed.
The Student Association Senate unanimously voted to table a resolution that would have censured the Faculty Senate for approving new limits on the number of credit hours undergraduates can take.
The Rice University Board of Trustees added four new members starting July 1, three of whom are Rice alumni, according to a Rice News press release.
The Student Association Senate will vote Wednesday on the creation of a director of government relations position, who would advise the Senate about governmental initiatives.SA President Griffin Thomas introduced the legislation in March.
The Student Association Senate voted April 13 to convene the Committee of Constitutional Revisions with the goal of reforming some of the “procedural deficiencies” in the Constitution, according to the legislation.
James Carter, a Brown College junior, was confirmed as Student Association Associate Vice President at the April 13 meeting of the SA Senate. As associate vice president, a position which was newly created this month by a Senate bill, Carter will assist SA President Griffin Thomas on diversity-related projects.Thomas, a Lovett College junior, said Carter will work on Senate, student body and administration diversity.
Hannah Todd was elected Student Association external vice president in an uncontested election last week.
The Student Association is organizing a sit-in to protest the Committee for Undergraduate Curriculum proposal to limit the number of credit hours undergraduate students may enroll in each semester.According to the SA, the Faculty Senate will very likely pass the proposal on Wednesday.
Former Wiess College Senator Hannah Todd was appointed interim external vice president of the Student Association by an SA Senate vote March 30.Todd, a sophomore, came in second in the general election race for EVP to former Sid Richardson College Senator Justin Onwenu.
Jake Hassell will be this year’s senior class commencement speaker following his selection from a field of 24 candidates, according to former Student Association President Jazz Silva.“I am deeply humbled to have been selected as the commencement speaker,” Hassell, a Lovett College senior, said.
A memorial service will be held in Houston on Saturday for Jean-Claude DeBremaecker, an outspoken professor of geophysics at Rice for 30 years who passed away Feb.
Students at Sid Richardson College will not be allowed to hold private parties for the rest of the semester as a consequence of the unregistered Lads in Plaid party at Sid on Jan.
A special election will be held for Student Association external vice president by the end of the month, pending SA Senate approval, due to elected candidate Justin Onwenu’s decision to step down before changeover for personal reasons.According to Director of Elections Sai Chilakapati, Senate will vote on the the timeline for a special election on March 14, then finalize the ballot a week later, after which campaigning will begin.