For the first time in the 41-year history of the women’s basketball program, the Owls are ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.
According to Grace Wickerson, candidate for Student Association president, there is a lot of potential in the SA Senate for initiating productive dialogues and ultimately affecting large-scale changes on Rice’s campus.
Freddy Cavallaro’s #DismantleTheSA campaign for president is focused on significant bylaw and constitutional reform for the Student Association, with the goal of making the SA Senate more representative of the student body rather than actually dismantling it.
The athletic department presented plans for an inflatable dome designed to be used by multiple varsity and club athletic teams to members of the Student Association, sparking concern among some members of the student body.
It is the opinion of the Thresher editorial board that only Brown College junior Grace Wickerson has the experience, attitude and knowledge to effectively lead the student body as next year’s Student Association president.
At the annual Student Association Presidential Debate, presented by the Rice Thresher, three Student Association President hopefuls took the stage on Friday, Feb. 15 to discuss their platforms.
Blackface and other racist imagery in past editions of the Rice Campanile made national news this week following recent controversy surrounding the discovery of school yearbook photos of Virginia’s governor and attorney general in blackface.
The folding chair former head coach Wayne Graham used to occupy was nowhere to be found at last Wednesday’s Rice baseball practice.
Members of the Blanket Tax Committee and Student Association Senate voiced concerns over a proposal to increase annual student fees by $3.50 to support the Green Fund, a student-led initiative to sponsor campus sustainability projects.
The line for McMurtry College’s Y2K-themed public party grew increasingly unsafe throughout the night, even leading to a hospitalization, until it was dispersed around 11:30 p.m. and all further entry was denied, according to Julia Robinson, a McMurtry external social.
Nick Jerge, Student Association parliamentarian, said he submitted a formal request for interpretation of the Student Association constitution to Noah Reich, University Court chair, last Friday regarding a possible constitutional violation committed by the SA International Student Financial Aid Task Force.
This semester, Sports Management Department Chair Clark Haptonstall is teaching a course on a nine-figure industry: esports. Haptonstall said he offered the class in part because of the many ways esports are analogous to more traditional sports like football, baseball and basketball.
The George R. Brown School of Engineering has released a strategic plan that that sets a goal of doubling the number of Rice undergraduate engineering students participating in study abroad opportunities.
Ants are still falling from the ceiling of a Lovett College bathroom as of Tuesday after Housing and Dining exterminated a nest of ants living in a light fixture last Wednesday, according to Bailey Covell, who lives in the suite, which is in a Lovett building colloquially called “Stinky” by students.
The Moody Center for the Arts reopened its doors this past Friday, ushering in a large crowd eager to experience the blossoming of its spring 2019 season.
“Business & Pleasure: Fifty Years of Photographs by Paul Hester,“ hosted in the Rice Media Center, was packed — Hester later commented to me that it was a good thing the fire marshal didn’t stop by. Fans, former students and fellow colleagues jammed into the space to look at a range of work.
When Elana Margosis picks up the phone for our FaceTime interview, the sound of steaming floods the background. This can only mean one thing — Margosis is cooking. The steam, she tells me, comes from a vegan flan recipe she’s workshopping for her monthly pop-up dinner, the Magnolia City Speakeasy, where she invites guests into her home and cooks a three-course, plant-based meal for them.
After students voiced concerns about the dilapidated state of Rice’s float, Rice students, alumni, faculty and staff honored Martin Luther King Jr. weekend by participating in Houston’s MLK march and attending an on-campus vigil featuring speakers including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Rice President David Leebron.