Undergraduate voting on a potential $5 blanket tax increase for the Rice University intramural sports program opened Monday night as part of the Student Association second round election.
“Sooner or later the superficial arrogance that life or people are problems is refuted by destiny,” Niels C. Nielsen Jr. wrote in an 1961 op-ed to the Rice Thresher addressing humanistic learning. Nielsen passed away on March 27 at age 97.
Officer Rommel Espinola, of the Rice University Police Department, passed away on April 9 after being involved in a car accident. Espinola was 48 years old; he is survived by his 9-year-old son, Cullen, according to news reports.
Panelists debated the best course of American marijuana policy as they discussed the effects of legalization on the economy and public health at the Rice Federalist Society’s “Weed Freed” event on April 5.
The numbers don’t lie: No one wants to live at Hanszen College.
Bridget Gorman has spent the last seven years caring for the approximately 350 students at Will Rice College. Starting in July, she will take 3,500 more under her wing.
A new European studies major will be available to declare in the fall 2018 semester after two years of planning following a faculty initiative, according to head of the classical and European studies department Scott McGill.
Over 60 students took mental health self-assessments and participated in conversations about anxiety and depression as part of the second annual Mental Health Forum hosted by the Rice Alliance for Mental Health Awareness.
Student Association President Ariana Engles outlined her priorities and expectations for her presidential term during her first SA Senate on Monday.
After months-long delays, the Rice University Police Department and the Office of Information Technology have completed installation of security cameras at six residential colleges and have scheduled installation at the remaining five colleges.
While most of Rice University took part in Beer Bike on Saturday, some students left campus to attend the March For Our Lives. The march was followed by Rice Call to Action Saturday evening in Farnsworth Pavilion.
The total cost of undergraduate attendance at Rice University is projected to increase by 3.2 percent to $61,345 for the 2018-2019 academic year, according to Vice President for Finance Kathy Collins. The total price covers tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board expenses.
Though the race time and team sizes are staying the same, this year’s Beer Bike features a number of rule changes regarding biker certification, race adjudication and fines.
All eight Rice University student voters of 2014’s Democratic primary might be glad to know that the turnout this last weekend had increased by 2700 percent to 224 voters. Student turn out at the Republican primaries also increased by 450 percent from six voters to 33.
This marked the largest year-to-year increase in applicants to Rice in the school’s history, according to Rice News Vice President for Enrollment Yvonne M. Romero da Silva. She said there was also a 19 percent increase in early decision applicants.
Rice University Housing and Dining accidentally removed all the shelving units and threw out all of the food from the McMurtry College fourth floor kitchen over spring break when they were supposed to be renovating kitchens at Duncan College, according to McMurtry President Quinn Mathews.
President David Leebron signed a letter to Congress with 48 other university presidents urging reconsideration of a new national tax on university endowments. The tax would cost Rice University roughly $6 million per year, depending on yearly endowment income, the equivalent of 130 full tuition scholarships.
A campuswide New York Times subscription will be renewed for the 2018-19 academic year and will be funded by Fondren Library, according to assistant university librarian Kerry Keck. Fondren will also continue to provide complimentary access to the Wall Street Journal.