News In Rhyme
On Wednesday the Republican candidates got mean
And the audience got a circus on the television screen
As Romney and Perry went for each others throats
Producing some interesting and newsworthy quotes
Such as Perry saying Social Security is a lie
And Romney implying his opponent didn't have a shot in the sky
The other candidates looked a little bit obsolete
Even though there are more then two on the ballot sheet
But show this week is not over yet
As Obama speaks tomorrow about making jobs when we have lots of debt
The Republican primary saw yet another debate, this time with Texas Governor Rick Perry joining the candidates. Despite a host of characters, the focus of the debate was on Perry and Romney, the two frontrunners, trading jabs with each other.
Texas Wildfires Rage
Texas has been very, very dry
Due to no rainfall from the sky
Now things are aflame
The fires we must tame
Or even more people will die
Texas Wildfires continue to rage near Austin, destroying thousands of homes. Governor Rick Perry and the administration in Washington say federal assistance will be available to help quell the fires. Even while the flames are under control, the cause of the fires, the vast draught, will still pose vast risks and problems to the state.
Gadhfi Loyalists flee Libya
Loyalists to Col. Gadhfi flee their once autocratic nation
As rebels force them to take a very long term vacation
As the last of the former dictator's strongholds fall
Those guilty of crimes see the writing on the wall
So they go to other countries like Niger so they can be free
Because the International Criminal Court is something they don't want to see
As Libyan rebels consolidate control of the country and engage in peace talks to bring in towns such as Sirte and Bani Walid, news and rumors of Libyan convoys passing into Niger have given worry to the idea that the Col. Gadhafi and members of his government could escape prosecution from the International Criminal Court.
More from The Rice Thresher
Amy Dittmar, the senior vice provost for academic and budgetary affairs and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan, has been selected as Rice’s new provost, incoming president Reginald DesRoches announced Thursday. DesRoches, the current provost, will become Rice’s president on July 1, and Dittmar will start August 1.
The 109th Convocation ceremony was held in person this past Friday night, with no restrictions on attendance. Hundreds of class of 2022 Rice undergraduates passed under the Sallyport before meeting at Rice football stadium for the ceremony.
The Student Association executive board drafted a formal complaint against the Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship to present to University Court for violation of the SA Constitution nondiscrimination policy that every Rice organization is required to adhere to. This complaint comes in light of the recently published Thresher article, where several students shared their experience with discrimation within the club on the basis of sexual orientation.