A new program, professional science master's in space studies, is taking off this fall at the Wiess School of Natural Sciences. Space studies will be the fifth track within the Science Master's Program offered by the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, a program designed to combine an interdisciplinary curriculum with business training and practical experience.
Hanszen College Sports Representative Christoph Meyer introduced a proposal for the Dean's Cup at the Student Association meeting on Monday, April 2. According to Meyer, a senior, the new distinction would serve as a complement to the President's Cup. However, while all residential colleges and the Graduate Student Association compete in intramural sports for the President's Cup, the Dean's Cup would only include undergraduates.
Rice's solar car team, started in spring 2011, won second place last weekend in its first entrance in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition.
Students accessing Rice Webmail and OwlSpace Wednesday morning hit a wall when they were unable to log in using their NetIDs. This blockage and shutdown of the "Rice Owls" wireless network later in the day caused IT to conduct a reboot of the NetID system at 5 p.m.
Rice University is adding one more building to its landscape. At its March 22 meeting, the board of trustees approved a proposal for a new School of Social Sciences building, funded by a $25 million donation from Rice alumnus Robert Klein. The Robert A. Klein Hall for Social Sciences will be located across the Inner Loop from the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy and is planned to house all social science departments except psychology. A construction start date has not been decided.
Students enjoying Beer Bike this weekend can raise their glasses in celebration. The proposal to increase the Beer Bike blanket tax from $5 to $10 per year passed overwhelmingly in the Student Association Spring Elections after a voter turnout that exceeded that of the first round of elections.
This past weekend, the McMurtry College Commons and Duncan Hall were hubs of technological activity, filled with computers, programmers and designers during HackRice, Rice's first-ever hackathon.