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NEWS 10/27/11 7:00pm

Class ring changes start new era of ring traditions

In an attempt to get more students interested in Rice class rings, a student-initiated ring committee in conjunction with the Association of Rice Alumni implemented its first plans, including ring ambassadors, proposing college crests on rings and more senior-alumni events.

NEWS 10/27/11 7:00pm

Book explores American gay culture

After travelling across the United States of America collecting stories and photographs from gay men, photographer Scott Pasfield spoke at Rice University about his book of portraits, Gay in America.

NEWS 10/27/11 7:00pm

Across a variety of events, Families Weekend succeeds

Mosquitoes were not the only ones buzzing around campus this weekend. Oct. 20-23 marked Rice's annual Families Weekend. Over 2,200 families entered the hedges to participate in a variety of events, ranging from sitting in on classes to attending tailgates and even a 1920's-themed public party at Baker College, Baker Blues.

NEWS 10/19/11 7:00pm

Classes test SCALE-UP method

A new interactive teaching format known as SCALE-UP premiered in two Rice courses this semester and is set to expand to more classes next semester.

NEWS 10/19/11 7:00pm

Pub faces shutdown

Suffering from an ongoing financial decline since the drinking age in Texas changed from 18 to 21 in 1986, Willy's Pub is now close to going under.

NEWS 10/19/11 7:00pm

Academic Cup at Rice

Three Hanszen College seniors have begun developing an Academic Cup competition similar to the athletic competition provided by the President's Cup to encourage scholastic rivalry. Head Academic Fellows and seniors at Hanszen College Raymond Verm and Apoorv Bhargava and Hanszen college senior Travis San Pedro, think this idea will be instrumental in raising awareness of the fellows program campus wide.

NEWS 10/19/11 7:00pm

Seniors toast to 2012

Seniors reminisce about their time at Rice over food and drinks at the Senior Toast on Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Rice Gallery courtyard. More than 120 seniors donated $2,800 to the senior class gift. Senior were encouraged to donate $20.12 to honor this year's class.

NEWS 10/14/11 7:00pm

Rice students donate time, energy to Habit for Humanity

Rice University is sponsoring the construction of a house through Houston Habitat for Humanity in honor of Rice's Centennial celebration. The entire Rice community is working together to sponsor the project, and is trying to raise $65,000 by Feb. 2012. Six students from the Rice School of Architecture will design the Rice Centennial House with a design consultation from the Houston Habitat for Humanity. The house will be built over six weekends in March and April of next year. The project is intended to reinforce Rice's Culture of Care, as well as to unite students of different colleges with the surrounding community.

NEWS 10/12/11 7:00pm

Centennial Celebration

Rice hosted its semiannual Town Hall meeting in the Shepherd School of Music's Stude Concert Hall on Wednesday morning. An audience comprised largely of faculty and staff filled the auditorium to listen to President David Leebron make a special presentation in celebration of Rice Day and the university's 99th birthday.

NEWS 10/12/11 7:00pm

Centennial seeks Rice stories

With 100 years of history, the community of Rice University has many tales to tell. In an effort to capture that history, the Centennial Campaign is encouraging anyone with a connection to Rice to share their story through videos, pictures and in words.

NEWS 10/12/11 7:00pm

Families weekend arrives

Rice University is gearing up to host an expected 1,500 friends and family members of Rice students beginning Thursday, October 20. Jennifer Harding, Director of Reunion Programs and Special Events, in conjunction with the Student Steering Committee, led by Student Association External Vice President, Sanjula Jain, has worked diligently to plan this year's Rice Families Weekend 2011.

NEWS 10/6/11 7:00pm

Girls on Top: Student artists' classwork on display

Saints. A penguin. A pig. Spot these in the still-lifes created by six female students in ARTS 323, the Intermediate Studio Drawing I class taught by Karin Broker from the Visual and Dramatic Arts Department. The students' artwork opened on display on Oct. 5 and will stay up until Dec. 15 in their art show titled "Girls on Top," which will be held in the Mezzanine Gallery on the top floor of the Rice Media Center.