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NEWS 4/19/12 7:00pm

New space science major

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.


NEWS 4/12/12 7:00pm

Dean's Cup Proposed

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.



NEWS 4/4/12 7:00pm

Martel battles, Jones goes to war

The Rice Annual Fund Student Initiative's student fundraising effort concluded last Friday with victory in the North when Martel College and Jones College claimed victory in the College Battle and Jar Wars, respectively.



NEWS 4/4/12 7:00pm

NetID problem causes outage

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.






NEWS 3/29/12 7:00pm

$25 million for social science building

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.




NEWS 3/29/12 7:00pm

Beer Bike blanket tax passes

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.



NEWS 3/29/12 7:00pm

Schedule Planner updated

Scott Cutler, creator of Schedule Planner and professor in the Practice of Computer Technology, has added a few functionalities to Schedule Planner since its debut last semester.


NEWS 3/29/12 7:00pm

MOB to move out of OEDK

After moving from building to building and basement to basement over the past several decades, the Marching Owl Band and the other band programs may finally find their home in the old Autry Court.


NEWS 3/29/12 7:00pm

Student wins trip to Africa

The New York Times has selected Martel College senior Jordan Schermerhorn as the 2012 winner of its annual Win-a-Trip contest with columnist Nicholas Kristof.