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This summer, Artissue Flowers and her two children, ages three and five, will move into their new 1,300 square foot, three bedroom house in the Fifth Ward. Her new place of residence, though, is anything but ordinary.
The votes are in: Recent Rice alumni have selected Mark Embree to receive Rice's top teaching award. Embree, a professor of computation and applied mathematics, will receive his award alongside nine other professors being honored for their teaching excellence on April 24.
After learning about a law in Arizona that has gotten books about Mexican-American history banned from classrooms, a group of Houstonians responded by collecting over 1,000 of the banned books, packing them in cars and taking them in a caravan across Texas and New Mexico to Tucson, Arizona.
The designer drug known as 2,5i has made at least one appearance on campus since its recent creation.
Rice's solar car team, started in spring 2011, won second place last weekend in its first entrance in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition.
Looking for a new experience and hoping to better engage an audience, Shepherd School of Music doctoral composition student Robert McClure will bring a music composition to a gallery art space, in a non-traditional performance held at the Orange Show in Houston next Friday, April 13.
After moving from building to building and basement to basement over the past several decades, the Marching Owl Band and the other band programs may finally find their home in the old Autry Court.
Rice students are known for their steadfast devotion to Rice's most famous tradition, Beer Bike. However, next week, the second round of the SA Spring Elections will test whether students are willing to back up their support of Beer Bike with their wallets.
Next fall, Rice University will implement a new writing-intensive initiative in which freshmen will be required to take a writing-focused seminar, and Fondren Library will be home to a new Center for Writing, Oral and Visual Communication.
More than a year after Rice and Google began conversations about a potential switch from Rice Webmail to Gmail, the university signed an official contract with Google on Feb. 1 allowing student email accounts hosted by Google. The switch was approved by the Student Association Monday and will be implemented over the summer.
A Habitat for Humanity volunteer, group president and enthusiast, McMurty College senior Tawfik Jarjour is directing the Rice Centennial House Project, who goal is to fully design and fund a Habitat House through Rice's chapter of the organization.
Johnny Whitehead, the current chief of police at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has been selected as the new chief of police and director of public safety for Rice effective March 1st.
Dean of undergraduates John Hutchinson announced Wednesday that the alcohol probation enacted last February will end the first day of next semester.
Baker 13 runner raises money for high cost of broken library window
The architecture students who entered and won the Housing and Dining competition the weekend of Oct. 7 might be disappointed that their project will never become a reality, but at least they can take solace in their victory.
The endowment for fiscal year 2011 has increased to $4.451 billion from $3.787 billion in 2010 and is almost back to pre-recession levels.
Jones School of Business student Christopher Steiner, 30, has been accused of burglary with intent to commit another felony – sexual assault of a fellow student, according to recent court records. The case was filed with the Harris County District Attorney's office on Monday.
Benefiting from the Asset Liquidation Funds Appropriations Committee money it received three weeks ago, Rice Emergency Medical Services has purchased a new emergency vehicle and a heart monitor and now has enough funding to subsidize its classes for the next 10 years.
Football players may be next in line to benefit from a new building at Rice. A $40 million proposal for a new two-story football training facility at the south end of the stadium came out last week and is contingent on an approval from the Rice Board of Trustees as well as fundraising for the necessary money.
Suffering from an ongoing financial decline since the drinking age in Texas changed from 18 to 21 in 1986, Willy's Pub is now close to going under.