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NEWS 8/21/18 11:11pm

​Rice interfaces with City of Houston to improve transit safety

The City of Houston responded to letters of concern regarding bike safety near Rice’s campus, raising uncertainty over the future of improvements for cyclists. Both letters, from the Graduate Student Association and President David Leebron, pointed to Entrance 20 at the intersection of Rice Boulevard and Kent Street as particularly concerning. Leebron sent a letter to Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council Member Ellen Cohen on July 23 asking the City of Houston to assist the university in implementing several traffic improvements in the surrounding area.


NEWS 8/21/18 11:08pm

Spilling the tea: ‘Tea and Consent’ video removed from O-Week program

In response to criticism of last year’s programming during Orientation Week, the Title IX office phased out the “Tea and Consent” video, which used giving someone a cup of tea as a metaphor for performing sexual acts with them. According to Allison Vogt, director of sexual violence prevention and Title IX support, the Title IX office is now showing New York University’s “Let’s Talk About Consent” video during the SAFE @ Rice programming instead.














NEWS 4/17/18 11:23pm

Pub temporarily shuts down for alcohol infractions

Willy’s Pub will remain closed for the last week of the semester due to concerns regarding the behavior of the student management team, according to Frank Rodriguez, the president of the board of Valhalla & Willy’s Permits, Inc., which oversees the business.



NEWS 4/11/18 2:40am

Gun control panel lacks bipartisan speakers

Two weeks after the March for Our Lives, the Rice Young Republicans and Rice Young Democrats hosted a candidate town hall on gun violence in America, though no Republican Party candidates attended.