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NEWS 9/6/17 4:46pm

RUPD braves Harvey flooding

As Houston took on over 40 inches of rain, Rice University Police Department officers received helicopters filled with evacuees from a hospital and a nursing home, and waded into neck-deep floodwaters in student rescues on Sunday, Aug. 27.






NEWS 8/30/17 12:40pm

Stay Up To Date: Harvey

Rice University has avoided major flooding with no losses of power during Hurricane Harvey. The residential colleges have opened their doors to house off-campus students and classes are canceled through Labor Day.



NEWS 8/23/17 11:26am

Rice applies for bike-friendly status

Rice University’s Transportation Demand Management department submitted an application on Aug. 6 for Rice’s designation as a “Bicycle Friendly University,” following a years-long effort to improve biking at Rice.


NEWS 8/23/17 11:15am

MATLAB made free

Over the summer, the MATLAB computer program was made free for Rice students, faculty, and staff to download on their personal computers, according to Diane Butler, Office of Information Technology associate vice president.


FEATURES 8/23/17 10:33am

Purity Test evolves, spreads beyond Rice

Have you ever done anything that you wouldn’t tell your mother? Lose 10 purity points. Ever told a lie? Ever cursed? Don’t recognize these questions from the Rice Purity Test? That’s probably because you weren’t alive when the Thresher published the original version of the test in 1924.








SPORTS 5/28/17 8:43pm

Epic turnaround puts Rice baseball back in NCAA tournament

On April 16, Rice baseball’s record was 13-25. Today, after a remarkable turnaround, the team is on its way to the NCAA tournament. The Owls won the Conference USA title with a walk-off 5-4 victory over the University of Southern Mississippi to earn C-USA’s automatic bid to the postseason, extending the team’s streak of 23 consecutive appearances in the NCAA tournament.


NEWS 5/28/17 4:24pm

Pub implements changes in response to incidents

Significant changes to Willy’s Pub took place over the course of the spring semester, including the removal of sake and 40-ounce bottles of Mickey’s malt liquor from the menu, as well as the institution of a Rice University Police Department officer on Thursday nights and prohibition of underage attendance at Wednesday trivia nights.