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NEWS 1/24/17 9:19pm

Rice students among thousands of protesters marching for women's rights in Houston, Austin

Rice University students and faculty joined thousands marching in the Austin and Houston Women’s Marches last Saturday to show support for women’s rights in light of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Following the marches, the female residential college presidents launched a Rice for Women campaign to mirror the follow-up activities promoted by the organizers of the Women’s March in D.C.




NEWS 1/24/17 8:59pm

Inauguration spurs student activism

As Donald Trump was sworn in as United States president last Friday, some Rice students gathered for a teach-in addressing current social issues, others congregated in the Academic Quad for a read-in of works of protest and a few flew to Washington D.C. to witness the inauguration.


NEWS 1/17/17 9:57pm

Inauguration Day events aim to teach, protest

As Donald Trump takes the oath of office in Washington, DC, three events at Rice will mark the event: a teach-in, a read-in and a watch party. The teach-in, which is a workshop consisting of roundtables and breakout sessions, seeks to educate and engage students on politically charged topics, said Anthropology professor and co-organizer Zoë Wool.




NEWS 1/17/17 9:54pm

On-campus Saturday servery dinners end, replaced by Ambassador Cafe

Saturday night dinners at Seibel servery have been discontinued, but Housing and Dining is creating a way for Tetra swipes to be used off campus at nearby Houston restaurants, according to Student Association Vice President Hannah Todd. Last semester, H&D piloted a program at Seibel servery where students could purchase dinner on Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m.


NEWS 1/13/17 6:05pm

Berlin Wall segment, other structures vandalized overnight with pro-Trump messages

Three acts of vandalism, two of which referenced President-elect Donald Trump, appeared on campus Friday morning. The segment of the Berlin Wall outside the Baker Institute for Public Policy, the Moody Center Student Collaborative’s art installation and a dormitory wall of Hanszen College, which are all within 500 yards of each other, were defaced with blue spray paint.



NEWS 1/10/17 11:01pm

RUPD chief of police, First Year Programs director to leave Rice positions

Chris Landry Chris Landry, Rice’s Assistant Director of First Year Programs, will be leaving Rice on Friday for Auburn University, where he will serve as the Assistant Director of First Year Experience and Orientation. Landry, who holds bachelor degrees in Psychology and Sociology and a Master of Arts from Louisiana State University has been involved with orientation programs for over 12 years.


NEWS 1/10/17 11:01pm

Rice Bikes to move out of RMC

Bikers looking to get their bikes fixed on campus no longer have to find their way around the Rice Memorial Center, as Rice Bikes is officially moving to the Housing and Dining garage starting Friday, Jan.


NEWS 1/10/17 11:01pm

Rice hosts automation summit

While most Rice students were studying for finals in early December, a collection of entrepreneurs, academics and researchers gathered at the BioSciences Research Collaborative for three days to discuss the future impact of automation and artificial intelligence on human work in the De Lange Conference X, entitled “Humans, Machines and the Future of Work.” “To me, it’s the university at its best,” Rice President David Leebron said.


NEWS 1/10/17 9:25pm

Phishing attacks on Rice community increasingly sophisticated, IT office warns

Sophisticated schemes to steal usernames and passwords are another part of the Rice University experience. Students, faculty and staff alike are falling victim to attacks that direct users to sites that almost exactly resemble legitimate, Rice-sponsored sites. Phishing scams are now more frequent and more technologically advanced, prompting the Office of Information Technology recently to direct its IT representatives to warn their residential colleges about this increasing sophistication.






NEWS 11/30/16 1:25am

Critical Thinking in Sexuality class moves forward with pilot launch

A pilot Critical Thinking in Sexuality course will be offered this spring semester and plans are in place to implement a mandatory fall semester program for freshmen starting next year, Student Association President Griffin Thomas announced at the SA Senate meeting Monday night. Thomas said college governments and Students Transforming Rice into a Violence-Free Environment liaisons will disseminate more information in coming days, but said Dean of Undergraduates John Hutchinson and other high-level members of the administration support the move forward with the pilot and planned mandatory program.