A new report from the Student Association shows that nearly 60 percent of students with a household income of less than $50,000 have been unable to participate in Rice events like Beer Bike or Center for Civic Leadership activities such as Alternative Spring Break due to their associated financial burden.
Ned Thomas will step down as Dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering at the end of the school year and return to teaching as a full-time faculty member, according to an email Provost Marie Lynn Miranda sent to faculty last week. Miranda said the search for a replacement to Thomas, who has served since 2011, will begin soon.
Prior to this year’s Orientation Week, the university administration received information that some returning students were planning to distribute illicit drugs on Move-In Day with the intent of targeting new students, according to Dean of Undergraduates John Hutchinson.
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.
As Rice University welcomes the class of 2020 during Orientation Week, the administration has received information that some students may be planning to distribute illicit drugs on campus with the intent of targeting new students, according to Dean of Undergraduates John Hutchinson.
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.
Over 150 students, faculty and administrators attended the mechanical engineering town hall, where undergraduates discussed some of the issues they face in the department, including a lack of tenured professors, underresourced labs and the general underfunding of the department. Mechanical engineering is the second-largest major by enrollment at Rice, with about 190 students.
What is citizenship? Rice students and professors sought to define this idea and discussed the state of citizenship in marginalized communities as part of a panel held by Houston’s chapter of Black Lives Matter. The event, which took place in Hamman Hall on April 7, also featured work from local artists.
Public records show that Rice University employees have given 87 percent of their campaign contributions to liberal or Democratic organizations since 2000, while 10 percent of the contributions have gone toward those that are associated with Republicans.