A new data center will support the creation of the new data science minor and provide students with learning experiences in data science, while enhancing data-intensive research at Rice University and building partnerships with outside organizations, according to Genevera Allen, founder and faculty director.
The Rice Women’s Resource Center organized “I <3 Consent Week” to change the narrative of sex and consent and to hand women back their autonomy in a political climate that shut out their voices and perspectives, according to Maddy Scannell, the external advocacy coordinator for the RWRC.
Over 250 Rice students gathered at Willy’s Statue on Monday evening for a vigil honoring the 11 people who were killed in a shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Some voters have reported that Harris County voting machines appear to be changing their votes, according to the Texas secretary of state.
A new rule developed by Dean of Undergraduates Bridget Gorman and leaders at Baker College will “highly discourage” students from pressing their rear ends on glass windows during Baker 13, according to Baker College President Eliza Martin.
The Rice University Young Democrats and Rice University College Republicans debated felon disenfranchisement at the annual fall debate hosted by the Baker Institute Student Forum this Monday.
Ella Grant, a conservative transgender woman with a YouTube audience, shared her political views and opinions on the transgender community in a conversation hosted by the Rice University College Republicans on Oct. 17 as a part of their Shred Nonsense Speaker Series.
Night of Decadence, Wiess College’s public party, is introducing a high-reward costume contest and Evening of Elegance is increasing its budget, after attendance to EOE surpassed NOD for the first time ever last year. Both events are planned for the night of Saturday, Oct. 27.
Rice University Police Department recorded names of students who falsified wristbands to attempt to gain entry into Architectronica, a public party hosted by the school of Architecture, according to party organizer Natalia Koziel.
Morgan Gillis will serve as this year’s Student Association Director of Elections, according to SA President Ariana Engles.
Students discussed a study by Housing & Dining that proposes replacing all current tableware in the servery, including porcelain, china and plastic, with palm leafware, at Monday’s Student Association Senate Meeting.
After a showing of the documentary, “Anita Hill: Speaking Truth to Power,” a panel including leaders of Houston organizations against sexual assault as well as Dean of Undergraduates Bridget Gorman spoke on the epidemic of sexual violence in historical and Houston-based contexts last Wednesday.
During the Baker 13 run last Saturday, an unnamed runner broke the window by the ramp entrance to the Sid Richardson College commons, according to Baker 13 captain Michael Price.
Rice University is installing accessibility features at Sewall Hall, Herzstein Hall and the new Music and Performing Arts Center in an effort to increase accessibility for students with disabilities, according to Vice President for Administration Kevin Kirby.
The administration is gathering student feedback about the construction of the innovation district adjacent to Midtown and third ward, which aims to bring entrepreneurship and start-up resources to the city of Houston, according to Thomas Killian, the Rice Management Company’s liaison for the project.
Representatives of the Rice International Student Association said they are disappointed after meeting with administrators on Thursday to discuss the exclusion of international students from The Rice Investment, according to a statement on RISA’s Facebook page.
Moshe Vardi, professor of computational engineering, has been promoted to University Professor, Rice’s highest faculty rank. His appointment is set to begin on Jan. 1, 2019, according to an official university press release.