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Romney wins in Florida
Romney once thought the reelection would be a breeze
But Gingrich and Santorum did not go down with ease
However the frontrunner moved to the front again
Because in the important state of Florida he did win
Now he will once again try to ensure the nomination
And finally put an end to the Republican competition
Mitt Romney won the Florida primary this weekend, moving him one step forward in his campaign to capture the Republican nomination.
Facebook goes public
There once was a website named Facebook
Which improved on Myspace in feel and look
They made a big splash
And earned a lot of cash
Now they are going public showing that their doubters were mistook
Facebook announced they were filing for an IPO to become a publicly listed company on the stock exchange. The auction of shares is expected to raise around 5 billion dollars, putting the total value of the social media company in the ballpark of 75 to 100 billion dollars.
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Rice’s James Tour and YouTuber ‘Professor Dave’ debate the origins of life
Dave Farina of the YouTube channel ProfessorDaveExplains came to Rice to debate organic chemistry professor James Tour on the topic of abiogenesis, the scientific theory that life on Earth originated from non-living compounds. The debate occurred May 19 in a full Keck Hall, with up to 2,800 viewers watching the event livestreamed on YouTube.
‘Always laughing, always smiling and singing’: Family, colleagues remember Triny Carranza
María Trinidad “Triny” Carranza, cook III at the Cohen House, passed away May 7 at the age of 50. Carranza’s daughter said Triny’s cause of death was complications from blood clots. Hailing from the city of Chihuahua, Mexico, Triny visited Houston in her early twenties and chose to stay after meeting her future husband, Salvador Carranza, in the same apartment complex. Once settled, she began working in the cooking industry that, according to her husband, she was in love with.
Old Sid to be demolished, 2 new residential colleges expected by fall 2026
Rice intends to build two new residential colleges with an accompanying servery, President Reggie DesRoches and Vice President for Finance and Administration Kelly Fox announced in an email sent May 19. The old Sid Richardson College building, opened in 1971, will be demolished as “part of this project,” the announcement added.
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