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NEWS 9/18/16 4:18pm

MOB calls out Baylor's sexual assault scandal, Rice apologizes amid national attention

The halftime show at the Rice University vs. Baylor University football game on Friday attracted national attention over the weekend after Rice’s Marching Owl Band referenced Baylor’s recent sexual assault scandal in their performance. Many national news and sports media including ESPN, NBC Sports, Fox Sports and the Washington Post published articles regarding the show and a subsequent apology to Baylor fans released by Rice’s administration on Saturday.

NEWS 9/13/16 10:04pm

SA creates deputy positions

The Student Association Senate passed Amendments #3 and #4 to create the appointed positions of deputy treasurer and deputy parliamentarian on Monday.

NEWS 9/6/16 11:23pm

Rice-Baylor program changes requirements

The Rice Baylor Medical Scholars Program, which combines admission to Rice with admission to Baylor Medical School after graduation if they fulfill certain requirements, typically accepts six students each academic year.

NEWS 8/30/16 10:55pm

Is the Rice experience accessible?

A new report from the Student Association shows that nearly 60 percent of students with a household income of less than $50,000 have been unable to participate in Rice events like Beer Bike or Center for Civic Leadership activities such as Alternative Spring Break due to their associated financial burden.

NEWS 8/30/16 10:47pm

Engineering dean to leave at the end of school year

Ned Thomas will step down as Dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering at the end of the school year and return to teaching as a full-time faculty member, according to an email Provost Marie Lynn Miranda sent to faculty last week. Miranda said the search for a replacement to Thomas, who has served since 2011, will begin soon.

NEWS 8/24/16 11:09pm

Drug threat fails to materialize

Prior to this year’s Orientation Week, the university administration received information that some returning students were planning to distribute illicit drugs on Move-In Day with the intent of targeting new students, according to Dean of Undergraduates John Hutchinson.

NEWS 8/23/16 11:24pm

Sexuality course pilot stalled until spring

The Dean of Undergraduates’ office and the Student Association are working to offer pilot programs for a Critical Thinking in Sexuality course in spring 2017 rather than this fall as some expected, according to Dean John Hutchinson.

NEWS 8/23/16 11:19pm

Student concerns spur MECH changes

The mechanical engineering department has taken steps this summer to address understaffing and underfunding issues, following student complaints at a town hall organized by undergraduates in the spring.

NEWS 8/23/16 11:17pm

Students pursue political passions, blue or red

On Beer Bike morning, while the rest of Rice was preparing to ingest liquid at high speeds, Duncan College sophomore Maurice Frediere was at the convention for Senate District 13 to elect delegates for each precinct within the district.