Rice University’s Student Newspaper — Since 1916

Sunday, April 14, 2024 — Houston, TX

News in brief

By Seth Brown     2/14/13 6:00pm


Attempted robbery of graduate student spurs alert 

Rice University Police Department sent out a crime alert Wednesday afternoon about an incident which took place Tuesday night. The alert states that a graduate student was attacked by two men in a white car in an attempted robbery while riding his bicycle on Dryden Street south of campus. According to the alert, the student described his alleged assailants as black males, one of whom was wearing a yellow shirt. 

RUPD Capt. Clemente Rodriguez said the City of Houston is taking the lead on the investigation of the incident. Rodriguez said that, although the incident occurred near campus, he does believe the security guards RUPD recently hired have been having an effect on campus security. Rodriguez said he advises students to follow the advice given in the crime alert - to avoid walking alone after dark, to not fight back if you find yourself the victim of a crime and to take advantage of RUPD's night escort service. 

- Seth Brown, Editor in Chief 

More from The Rice Thresher

OPINION 4/10/24 2:41pm
Student activism is working – and fear-mongering cannot hold us back

S.RES 02, titled “Student Association Boycott and Divestment from Corporations Complicit in the Ongoing Genocide in Gaza,” was presented to the Student Association on March 25. This resolution proposes the creation of an Ethical Spending Advisory Board designed to ensure that Blanket Tax funds are not dedicated to corporations that are complicit in Israeli colonial violence and apartheid based on guidelines created by the BDS movement. 


Please note All comments are eligible for publication by The Rice Thresher.