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Monday, February 18, 2019 — Houston, TX 49°

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NEWS 1/30/18 9:40pm

​Changes to Beer Bike proposed

Rice’s most hallowed tradition, Beer Bike, has undergone numerous changes in its 60 years of existence — perhaps most notably, chuggers now drink water rather than beer — and this year could see more.


NEWS 1/23/18 9:24pm

​Platform aims to connect students to research opportunities

All Rice students now have access to the Center for Civic Leadership’s newly-launched Student Opportunity Center, an online resource students can use to find learning and funding opportunities, journals and conferences, according to Associate Dean of Undergraduates and Director of Inquiry Based Learning Caroline Quenemoen.


NEWS 1/23/18 9:17pm

Renowned journalist to speak at nearby synagogue

Carl Bernstein, renowned journalist known for his Washington Post coverage of the Watergate scandal, will be speaking at Congregation Emanu El on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Bernstein is the Congregation’s featured 2018 Endowment Fund Speaker. The event is free and open to students.





NEWS 1/23/18 9:03pm

​Democrats debate, campaign for Congress

With primary elections approaching on March 6, seven Democrats travelled to Rice’s campus on the night of Monday, Jan. 22 to convince students of why they were the best candidate to represent over 750,000 Texans in the House of Representatives.









NEWS 1/16/18 11:12pm

Thresher Backpage draws national backlash

A fake advertisement published by The Rice Thresher’s satirical Backpage last week with the title “Guilt-Free MLK Day Pass” received national attention after outlets including Fox News, Inside Higher Ed and The Blaze covered controversy surrounding it.