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NEWS 3/14/12 7:00pm

New servery hours proposed

Athletes living on campus will no longer need to rush from practice or wait until the Hoot opens to eat dinner. The Student Association, in collaboration with the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and Housing and Dining, will soon implement a pilot program at South Servery Cafe to accommodate student-athletes with late practices and general students who still feel hungry post-dinner.


NEWS 3/14/12 7:00pm

Trading team goes to championship

The Rice Commodity Trading Team has struck it rich. The team qualified for the championship round of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group's Commodity Trading Challenge and is competing against 16 other universities for cash prizes.




NEWS 3/14/12 7:00pm

TV host encourages legalization

To put it bluntly, the Baker Institute's drug-legalization conference reached a high last Thursday when travel show host and writer Rick Steves spoke about Europe's marijuana policies to an audience of around 300 students, faculty and visitors.



NEWS 3/14/12 7:00pm

Students meet Obama

On a rainy Friday afternoon, packed tightly into the Union Station room at Minute Maid Park with more than 500 other people, four Rice University students waited anxiously for the president to arrive.



NEWS 3/13/12 7:00pm

Rice designated "Tree Campus USA"

If the Lorax really could speak for the trees, he would have nothing but praise for the Rice campus. That's because Rice was named a 2011 "Tree Campus USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation. Rice will celebrate its recognition as a Tree Campus USA during a ceremony on April 14 as part of UnConvention, Rice's campus-wide open house.


NEWS 3/13/12 7:00pm

Beer Bike seeks blanket tax increase

Rice students are known for their steadfast devotion to Rice's most famous tradition, Beer Bike. However, next week, the second round of the SA Spring Elections will test whether students are willing to back up their support of Beer Bike with their wallets.






NEWS 3/7/12 6:00pm

$2 million for research

Director of Rice University's Religion and Public Life Program Elaine Ecklund will direct an international study of science and religion thanks to a $2 million grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation.


NEWS 3/7/12 6:00pm

Rice alumna wins Grammy

Sasha Cooke (Baker '04) received a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording for her performance as a cast member in the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Dr. Atomic. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on Feb. 12.




NEWS 3/7/12 6:00pm

Writing center to open in fall

Next fall, Rice University will implement a new writing-intensive initiative in which freshmen will be required to take a writing-focused seminar, and Fondren Library will be home to a new Center for Writing, Oral and Visual Communication.


NEWS 3/7/12 6:00pm

Tuition up 4.9 percent, less growth than past

Incoming undergraduate students at Rice will be paying $36,610 for the 2012-2013 school year, 4.9 percent more tuition than current students are charged. This increase is a continuation of a trend that included a 5.4 percent rise in 2011-2012 and a 5.3 percent rise in 2010-2011.