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NEWS 5/17/11 7:00pm

RUPD officer selection

The Thresher sent News editor Seth Brown to Rice University Police Department's assessment center for new officer candidates on April 30 to help assess the applicants for four open positions in the department and learn about how RUPD selects its officers.

NEWS 5/17/11 7:00pm

Baker College's new RAs

Stephen Bradshaw and Aysha Pollnitz will become the newest addition to the Baker College family, serving as resident associates starting this fall.

NEWS 5/17/11 7:00pm

Drink up to the good times to come

A group of seniors make a toast at the senior gala earlier this month. The event, planned by the Senior Committee, featured live music, dancing, food and drinks.

NEWS 5/17/11 7:00pm

Error leads to mistake in awarding victor

After awarding Hanzsen College the 2010-2011 Intramural Sports President's Cup, the IM department revoked this decision based on a faulty calculation of the results, giving the cup instead to the Graduate Student Association.

NEWS 5/17/11 7:00pm

Acceptance rate drops

The class of 2015 is starting to come together since the May 1 regular decisions were sent out. The quality of students coming in is equal to or better than previous years in terms of test scores, leadership, community out-reach and entrepreneurship Vice President for Enrollment Chris Munoz said.

NEWS 5/17/11 7:00pm

Fondren redesigns site

Looking to improve user experience, Fondren recently redesigned its main website and updated its catalog interface in hopes of facilitating usage of their online services.

NEWS 4/21/11 7:00pm

RMI connects local students with research

Starting next fall, a group of high school students will work in Rice labs alongside current Rice undergraduate students. The Rice Mentorship Initiative will reach out to students from under-served communities to provide opportunities to research with an undergraduate mentor on campus.

NEWS 4/21/11 7:00pm

BRC finds non-Rice tenants

The BioScience Research Collaborative has made progress in finding non-Rice tenants to fill the south side of the building since it opened in April 2010.

NEWS 4/14/11 7:00pm

Rice hosts conference

Nine universities came together at Rice's Dell Butcher Hall for the National Conference on Student-Taught Courses on April 8 and 9, the first conference of its kind. Though all nine universities house a form of student-taught courses, they have formed independently and without much communication between the institutions. The NCSTC was the first chance the universities had to see how other schools developed — or are still developing — a student-taught course program.