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A Rice student was allegedly robbed at gunpoint by two African-American men near Entrance 23, next to the Martel College parking lot, at 9 p.m. on May 6. The suspects allegedly took the student's cash and car keys before running away, and the student was unharmed, according to Rice University Police Department's Interim Police Captain Clemente Rodriguez.
Sharon Bush, the associate director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, died on April 29 while on medical leave from the university, according to Associate Provost of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Roland Smith.
Rice went on display to hundreds of off-campus visitors last Thursday through Saturday, April 12 through 14. Faculty, staff and volunteers around campus mobilized to host the inaugural UnConvention - a campus-wide open house to showcase the university to the public.
More than 30 Rice students started their entrepreneurial engines at the university's first Three Day Startup event, held from April 6 to 8.
The Wellness Center will no longer be offering the massage and acupuncture services they have been offering for the last eight years, effective May 15.
Hanszen College Sports Representative Christoph Meyer introduced a proposal for the Dean's Cup at the Student Association meeting on Monday, April 2. According to Meyer, a senior, the new distinction would serve as a complement to the President's Cup. However, while all residential colleges and the Graduate Student Association compete in intramural sports for the President's Cup, the Dean's Cup would only include undergraduates.
Rice University Police Department officers reported to several north colleges on the morning of Saturday, March 31, in response to noise complaint calls from residents in the nearby neighborhood. RUPD Captain Clemente Rodriguez said officers spoke to college leadership at Duncan College, Martel College and Jones College and asked them to turn the music down.
Rice students had the opportunity to earn their wings on Tuesday, April 3 when Rice hosted a qualifying round for the international Red Bull Paper Wings Competition.
The Rice Annual Fund Student Initiative's student fundraising effort concluded last Friday with victory in the North when Martel College and Jones College claimed victory in the College Battle and Jar Wars, respectively.
Students accessing Rice Webmail and OwlSpace Wednesday morning hit a wall when they were unable to log in using their NetIDs. This blockage and shutdown of the "Rice Owls" wireless network later in the day caused IT to conduct a reboot of the NetID system at 5 p.m.
Students enjoying Beer Bike this weekend can raise their glasses in celebration. The proposal to increase the Beer Bike blanket tax from $5 to $10 per year passed overwhelmingly in the Student Association Spring Elections after a voter turnout that exceeded that of the first round of elections.
The New York Times has selected Martel College senior Jordan Schermerhorn as the 2012 winner of its annual Win-a-Trip contest with columnist Nicholas Kristof.
This year's Beer Bike will be the 55th in Rice's History, but the campus tradition is still facing some tweaks this year.
To put it bluntly, the Baker Institute's drug-legalization conference reached a high last Thursday when travel show host and writer Rick Steves spoke about Europe's marijuana policies to an audience of around 300 students, faculty and visitors.
The Rice Commodity Trading Team has struck it rich. The team qualified for the championship round of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group's Commodity Trading Challenge and is competing against 16 other universities for cash prizes.
Incoming undergraduate students at Rice will be paying $36,610 for the 2012-2013 school year, 4.9 percent more tuition than current students are charged. This increase is a continuation of a trend that included a 5.4 percent rise in 2011-2012 and a 5.3 percent rise in 2010-2011.
Justice will soon be served differently in the student body. Two University Court constitutional amendments passed by an overwhelming majority after the first round of Student Association General Elections ended last week.
Rice students created a portable health-care structure that can fit into a backpack. This proposed structure, dubbed the "Accordion Clinic," won first prize at the School of Architecture's third semiannual spring charrette. The creators are now working toward designing a prototype for use in the field.