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CCD triples number of workshops, attendance drops for targeted events

(03/29/17 1:24am)

In the past two years, the Center for Career Development has more than tripled the number of workshops it offers, which sometimes results in sparsely attended workshops. This spring, there will be a total of 96 workshops, not including company informational sessions, according to Jessica Campbell, associate director of employee relations of the CCD.


Distribution requirements should be more specific, not lower

(03/01/17 2:00pm)

When I first heard about the proposal to lower the number of distribution classes required, my gut reaction was somewhere along the lines of a primal scream. I understand Rice frequently undertakes discussions about changing the distribution requirements, and I realize these changes rarely occur. If they do, the most likely first step is to lower the number of distribution credits required, according to outgoing Duncan College Senator Jessica Hartz.


Potential federal funding cuts threaten Rice projects

(02/15/17 2:19am)

President Donald Trump’s pledge to trim the federal deficit could affect research at Rice. According to The Hill, Trump’s budget team has proposed cutting funding entirely for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as reducing funding for the Department of Energy to 2008 levels. The administration has not yet released an official budget outline.







Pre-law internship program to pilot in spring

(09/28/16 4:46am)

The School of Social Sciences and the School of Humanities are partnering to launch the Law, Justice and Society Scholars Program this spring, according to Alex Wyatt, the assistant director of the School of Social Sciences. Through workshops and internships, the program will provide an academic and professional background for students interested in law.


Paper plates only temporary fix, H&D says

(09/14/16 3:01am)

Contrary to some students’ belief, last weekend’s switch to exclusively paper plates in some serveries was not a pilot for eliminating ceramic dishes on weekends. Instead, the dishwashing machines in West Servery broke and could not be repaired until Tuesday, which led other serveries such as North and Seibel to switch to paper, according to Housing and Dining Senior Business Director David McDonald.