Rice Environmental Society launched Sustainability Month, an initiative to promote environmental awareness at Rice that began this past week.
The Student Association Senate voted unanimously to pass a resolution supporting improvement of the African studies minor and the creation of an African studies major.
Rice Graduate Student Association President Jason Guo recently led a multi-university graduate student coalition in penning a letter in support of the rights of international graduate students to study in the United States.
Anita Hill, a law professor who gave sexual harassment testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, discussed sexual misconduct in the workplace and how to shift this from a personal to a public issue in a visit to Rice on Monday.
Rice community members gathered at Willy’s Statue last Wednesday night to mourn the 50 lives lost and 50 more injured in the Christchurch shooting.
The student body will vote on a constitutional amendment to broaden sponsorship standards for Student Association legislation in a special election that opens on April 8.
The cost of undergraduate attendance at Rice University will increase by 3.1 percent to $63,252 for the 2019-2020 academic year, according to a press release.
Muslim students in the Rice community reflected on their experiences both at Rice and outside the hedges in the wake of the shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week that killed 50 people and injured 50 more.
The English major will include specializations and a new course for senior English majors beginning in Fall 2019.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo encouraged Rice students to consider a career with the U.S. State Department in a phone interview with the Rice Thresher over spring break as part of an effort to recruit students from all around the country.
Former Mayor of Houston Annise Parker (Jones ‘78) will return to her alma mater to deliver the commencement address for Rice’s graduating class of 2019.
After three years as Dean of the Rice School of Social Sciences, Antonio Merlo will leave the university at the end of spring semester.
The Student Association Senate unanimously passed a resolution Monday night to express support for the reinstatement of introductory language courses as DI distribution credit.
The Student Association proposed two bylaw amendments and one constitutional amendment aimed at removing ambiguous and redundant positions during Monday’s SA Senate meeting.
Salman “Sal” Khan, founder of the online education non-profit Khan Academy, told the story of Khan Academy, which included a surprise donation from a Rice alumna, as part of the Rice University President’s Lecture Series.
Guests at Beer Bike this year must register and buy visitor-specific shirts in order to partake in college activities due to a new policy aiming to increase visitor accountability.