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Sid Rich private parties banned for semester in response to unauthorized Lads in Plaid party

(03/23/16 9:03pm)

Students at Sid Richardson College will not be allowed to hold private parties for the rest of the semester as a consequence of the unregistered Lads in Plaid party at Sid on Jan. 22, according to the Sid college government. Sid student leaders and university administration characterized the new college policy as a joint agreement resulting from discussion rather than as purely administrative sanctions.

UH administration extols benefits of debate publicity, but students divided

(03/11/16 4:47am)

The University of Houston hosted a heated debate between five contenders for the Republican Party presidential nomination on Feb. 24. UH administrators argued that the debate helped the university gain national recognition, though some students and the student newspaper expressed concerns regarding the event’s impact on students.

‘Seventh Under Scrutiny’ headline revisited

(02/10/16 3:12am)

Last week, Kaylen Strench wrote an opinion piece in the Thresher calling attention to the lead story of the previous issue, whose headline read, “Seventh Under Scrutiny: Sid Richardson College faces administrative backlash following sexual assault at unregistered party.” Kaylen wrote that the headline and accompanying photo of Sid contributed to making it “not only unclear that a sexual assault had occurred, but … imply[ing] that whatever happened, the members of Sid Seventh were somehow to blame.”

Seventh under scrutiny: Sexual assault at unregistered party spurs investigation, questions

(01/27/16 2:16pm)

A Rice University student was sexually assaulted early Saturday morning at an unregistered party, themed “Lads in Plaid,” on the seventh floor of Sid Richardson College, according to the Rice University Police Department. After an investigation in which RUPD sent several crime alerts to the Rice community, RUPD identified a male Rice student as the suspected perpetrator. 

Senate bill raises concerns

(11/04/15 9:24am)

Student Association President Jazz Silva officially introduced a bill creating a task force to spearhead the design of a mandatory Critical Thinking in Sexuality course for incoming freshmen at the Oct. 28 Senate meeting. Since her presentation, an amendment to mandate a second round of SA voting has been added to the bill.  The vote, which was originally scheduled to Nov. 4, will now take place on Nov. 11. Students across campus continue to express concerns to their representatives before they vote on the bill.