Around 40 students attended the Rice University Police Department’s upgraded active shooter training at Brown College on Saturday.
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The McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation hosted “A Conversation with Bob McNair” at the Baker Institute on Monday.
On Beer Bike morning, while the rest of Rice was preparing to ingest liquid at high speeds, Duncan College sophomore Maurice Frediere was at the convention for Senate District 13 to elect delegates for each precinct within the district.
The Rice University Police Department’s plans to install security cameras on the outer perimeter of residential colleges has been delayed due to the need for feedback from students, according to Chief of Police Johnny Whitehead.
The Faculty Senate voted 14 to nine Wednesday in favor of the Committee for Undergraduate Curriculum’s proposal to lower the limit on the number of credit hours undergraduate students can enroll in from 20 hours to 18 hours, starting with the incoming class of 2020. More than 100 students were present at the Faculty Senate meeting to protest against the proposal in a sit-in organized by the Student Association, with at least 50 remaining until the vote on the changes two hours after the meeting began.
Hindi will once again be offered by the Center for Language and Intercultural Communication in the fall 2016 semester as a two year program. According to Meng Yeh, associate director at the CLIC, students will have the option of enrolling in either First Year Hindi or Accelerated First Year Hindi, a faster paced program for heritage students who have been exposed to the language through their culture. She said an accelerated language program is already being offered in Chinese due to the amount of heritage students enrolled at Rice.
Rice University has approved funds for the Rice University Police Department to install security cameras outside of residential colleges to record entrances and exits. According to Police Chief Johnny Whitehead, several hundred security cameras are already on on campus in administration and academic buildings, but crime statistics have revealed the majority of crime including thefts, trespassing and sexual assault, occur in and around residential colleges.
Students have formed a new resource group, the English Undergraduate Association, focused on connecting English majors across Rice. English department chair Rosemary Hennessy and the Director of Undergraduate Studies Betty Joseph approached English major Magen Eissenstat to undertake the endeavor.
A subcommittee within the Rice Committee for Undergraduate Curriculum has drafted several changes to the limitations on number of credit hours that undergraduates can registered for each semester, according to subcommittee member Dorin Azerad.
The Student Association Senate passed Senate Bill #7 last Wednesday to create undergraduate advisory boards.