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Feature: Bike Around the Bay

(11/01/17 5:31am)

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. 

Faculty Senate to vote on distribution after SA approval

(04/18/17 9:46pm)

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.

Students, alumni split $30,000 in entrepreneurship contest

(04/04/17 9:10pm)

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.

Hanszen fellows host Daily Show comedian

(01/31/17 10:39pm)

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.

Phishing attacks on Rice community increasingly sophisticated, IT office warns

(01/10/17 9:25pm)

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.