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NEWS 3/13/12 7:00pm

Rice designated "Tree Campus USA"

If the Lorax really could speak for the trees, he would have nothing but praise for the Rice campus. That's because Rice was named a 2011 "Tree Campus USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation. Rice will celebrate its recognition as a Tree Campus USA during a ceremony on April 14 as part of UnConvention, Rice's campus-wide open house.

NEWS 3/13/12 7:00pm

Beer Bike seeks blanket tax increase

Rice students are known for their steadfast devotion to Rice's most famous tradition, Beer Bike. However, next week, the second round of the SA Spring Elections will test whether students are willing to back up their support of Beer Bike with their wallets.

NEWS 3/7/12 6:00pm

$2 million for research

Director of Rice University's Religion and Public Life Program Elaine Ecklund will direct an international study of science and religion thanks to a $2 million grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation.

NEWS 3/7/12 6:00pm

Rice alumna wins Grammy

Sasha Cooke (Baker '04) received a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording for her performance as a cast member in the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Dr. Atomic. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on Feb. 12.

NEWS 3/7/12 6:00pm

Writing center to open in fall

Next fall, Rice University will implement a new writing-intensive initiative in which freshmen will be required to take a writing-focused seminar, and Fondren Library will be home to a new Center for Writing, Oral and Visual Communication.

NEWS 3/7/12 6:00pm

Tuition up 4.9 percent, less growth than past

Incoming undergraduate students at Rice will be paying $36,610 for the 2012-2013 school year, 4.9 percent more tuition than current students are charged. This increase is a continuation of a trend that included a 5.4 percent rise in 2011-2012 and a 5.3 percent rise in 2010-2011.

NEWS 3/7/12 6:00pm

Bio-research links plants' defenses to natural cycles

In the battle between plants and their insect predators, it's a caterpillar-eat-plant world. But while plants may seem to be an easy target for insects, plants have their own mechanisms of defense, similar in many ways to those of the human immune system.

NEWS 2/22/12 6:00pm

Changes served to food reps program

Got a beef with servery food? A formalization of the college food representative job description aims to make students' requests, comments and complaints regarding the serveries more easily heard, as well as help new students deal with their personal dietary restrictions.

NEWS 2/22/12 6:00pm

Debate team wins big again

Rice's speech and debate team sure can talk the talk. According to Forensics Director David Worth, Rice qualified in 26 speech and eight debate events for nationals this year.