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BRC Express shuttle expands to off-campus population

(03/27/24 4:38am)

Rice is piloting three shuttles that will transport undergraduate and graduate students to high-density residential areas off-campus free of charge starting March 18. The three lines will expand the BioScience Research Collaborative Express route to South Braeswood residential areas, the Rice Graduate Apartment shuttle for students living north of Hermann Park and the Rice Village shuttle for the North Bissonnet area. Currently, only the BRC Express route has been expanded. All routes are available on the apps TransLoc and Ride Systems.

Rice sailing club sets sails for competitions

(03/27/24 3:43am)

The Rice Sailing Team placed third in the St. Francis Invitational Regatta in San Francisco March 10. The race lasted two days, from March 9 to 10. According to Rice Sailing Club President Manning Unger, Rice represented one of the nine teams present, which also included University of California, Davis, University of California, Berkeley and California Polytechnic Institute.

Three years after rocky rollout, information technology office launches iO EvolutiOn

(03/27/24 3:38am)

When payment system ImagineOne was introduced in 2021, students said they were paid late, left without guidance and never consulted. Then-president David Leebron described the implementation as “terrible.” Paul Padley, the then-interim chief information officer, apologized.

RUPD investigates three separate incidents of assault across campus

(03/27/24 4:38am)

A male suspect followed a student into Will Rice College Feb. 21 and entered a student’s unlocked room while she was sleeping, according to Clemente Rodriguez, Rice University Police Department chief of police. When she woke up, she found him touching her leg. The student reported the incident to RUPD.

Senate debates resolution to boycott, divest SA funds from Israel-aligned companies

(03/27/24 4:39am)

A student resolution calling on the Rice Student Association to participate in the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement was presented at the Senate meeting March 25. The resolution is titled “Student Association Boycott and Divestment from Corporations Complicit in the Ongoing Genocide in Gaza.”

Public parties to resume, Martel sundeck off-limits for morning party

(03/27/24 4:39am)

Campus-wide public parties will resume in time for Beer Bike and Brown College’s Bacchanalia, Dean of Undergraduates Bridget Gorman announced in an email to students March 22. The sundeck will permanently be off-limits for Martel College’s morning party, and colleges will not be allowed to reschedule or host additional public parties this semester. 

Owls sweep HCU at home after Hawaiian setback

(03/20/24 3:38am)

After playing four games in Honolulu at the beginning of the spring break, the Rice baseball team returned to Houston and is now in the midst of an eight-game stretch at home. The Owls week commenced with a trio of matchups against Houston Christian University, all hosted at Reckling Park due to weather adjustments, turning the series into an unexpected home set for the Owls.

Preview: #14 WBB travels to #3 LSU for first round of WBB National Championship

(03/20/24 3:51am)

Rice women’s basketball head coach Lindsay Edmonds’ jaw dropped as her players, family and fans cheered and danced around her. The 14th-seeded Owls saw their name pop up on the big screen as the first-round opponent to No. 3 Louisiana State University in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.