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The Past Four and the Next 100

(04/15/16 6:11pm)

The past four years mark a new era for the Rice Thresher. The paper has transitioned into the age of digital media and now sits comfortably with a modern website, a dedicated social media presence and an eager mindset for embracing new mediums and reaching new audiences. But progress has not come easily; it has required a host of changes in the habits and culture of the Thresher staff.

Texas student body presidents ask Abbott to reject campus carry

(06/08/15 9:17am)

In a letter signed by 12 other Texas university presidents, Student Association President Jazz Silva called for Texas Governor Greg Abbott to not sign Senate Bill 11, which would allow licensed Texans to carry concealed handguns on college campuses statewide, including at Rice. Abbott has previously said he will sign the measure into law.

Student Association president-elect Jazz Silva discusses win, objectives for term

(02/18/15 10:08pm)

Sid Richardson College junior Jazz Silva will serve as the next Student Association president after garnering 525 votes in the 2015 General Election, nearly twice as many as Jones College junior Sandra Blackmun’s 265 or Lovett College sophomore Aishwarya Thakur’s 257.

New Adobe licensing policy limits CS

(09/03/14 7:48pm)

The Adobe Creative Suite is no longer available at many computers throughout campus. Due to changes in Adobe’s licensing model, the software is now available only in classrooms in Anderson Hall, the Visual and Dramatic Arts’s Media Center, Fondren Library’s Digital Media Center, and several general use computers on Fondren’s ground floor, according to Barry Ribbeck, Director of Systems, Architecture, Infrastructure, Cloud Strategies and Initiatives at Rice University.

IT streamlines websites for students

(09/03/14 7:43pm)

In early May, Rice University Information Technologies released streamlined versions of two websites, and, which will make finding frequently used information and tools quicker and easier, according to Manager of IT Technical Communications Carlyn Chatfield. Much of what could previously be found on the two sites has been moved to or removed completely, and obvious links to the most popular pages have been added.

IT asks community to change passwords after security breach

(04/09/14 5:48pm)

Security breaches at companies like LinkedIn and Adobe, along with over 100 compromised accounts since the beginning of the year, prompted Rice University Information Technologies to send an email on April 2 to all members of the Rice community asking them to change their passwords, according to Information Security Officer Marc Scarborough.

Students plan protests against Charles Murray

(04/06/14 2:14pm)

Charles Murray, a libertarian political scientist, will speak at Rice University Monday, April 7, as part of his national tour to present his book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010. The talk, hosted by the Rice Federalist Society and the Baker Institute Student Forum, has prompted a protest organized primarily by Black Student Association President Jackie Mutai.