“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.
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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.
The first bill of Student Association President Justin Onwenu’s term passed Monday night, but the vote occurred as a straw poll by hand in an apparent constitutional violation.
A Rice undergraduate team created an educational toy for children to learn about computer processing and took home the $6,000 best undergraduate team prize from the inaugural Rice Launch Challenge.Team HexIO, made up of Lovett College junior Vi Nguyen, Will Rice College freshman Achal Srinivasan and Brown College sophomores Andrew Maust, Nishant Verma, Johan Widmann and Nicole Mitchell, also won the best undergraduate team prize in the entrepreneurship competition on March 28.
University of St. Thomas Police Chief James Tate will become Rice University Police Department Chief on May 1.
University Court announced at the Student Association Senate meeting Monday night that the election for SA president would be extended five more days for those part-time students who did not originally receive a ballot.
The Student Association Senate passed Resolution #4, expressing support of the federal BRIDGE Act, in a 22-1-2 vote Monday night, after more than 30 minutes of debate in addition to discussions at two prior SA meetings.
Approximately 100 attendees gathered in Hanszen College commons on Thursday to hear Adam Lowitt, writer and executive producer of the Daily Show, talk about everything from Rice University’s residential college system to President Donald Trump.He spoke by invitation of the Hanszen Academic Fellows Society, which maintains a tradition of asking speakers to the college.
Across campus, students have been experiencing partially caving ceilings, potentially scalding water and other structural problems at various residential colleges.
Sophisticated schemes to steal usernames and passwords are another part of the Rice University experience. Students, faculty and staff alike are falling victim to attacks that direct users to sites that almost exactly resemble legitimate, Rice-sponsored sites. Phishing scams are now more frequent and more technologically advanced, prompting the Office of Information Technology recently to direct its IT representatives to warn their residential colleges about this increasing sophistication.
Rice students are lonely and looking for love. A group researching sex and romantic relationships at Rice for Research Methods (SOCI 381) expected many students to have no hookup experience but didn’t realize the extent to which they were correct.
Changes are coming to Rice Coffeehouse. A three-day architecture design competition, or “mini-charrette,” organized by Architecture Students at Rice and Coffeehouse culminated Friday with the announcement that one team would see their design, “Coffee, Break,” constructed and implemented.
After a two-year-long process, all six Rice University serveries have been named Certified Green Restaurants by the Green Restaurant Association.
In 1956, the Rice University Office of the Registrar consisted of two people: the registrar and his assistant.