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NEWS 2/7/12 6:00pm

Envision grants aid student initiatives

Leadership Rice's Envision Grants award students the capital to effect change on campus. This year, five grants have been awarded, up from four last year, to help start up new projects: Karma Patrol, Rice University Women in Science and Engineering, celebrateART, Food for Thought and Acappellooza. The Envision Grant is a one-time allocation to students whose projects have proved not only visionary but also self-sustaining, Envision Grant Mentor Michael Domeracki, said.





NEWS 2/1/12 6:00pm

CCD survey reveals post-undergrad plans

New survey data released by the Center for Career Development indicated that just over half of graduating students seeking employment have received offers, but CCD Director Nicole Van Den Heuvel said that the data was limited by the 23 percent response rate to the survey.



NEWS 2/1/12 6:00pm

Banners up for Centennial

In the spirit of the upcoming Centennial, the Rice Inner Loop now sports its own walking guide to the history of the university. A hundred Centennial-themed banners recently replaced the owl banners that hung on light posts. The banners display short historical events and can be read in sequential order by following them down the Inner Loop from Tudor Fieldhouse.


NEWS 2/1/12 6:00pm

O'Yeah Cafe a hit in RMC

For those searching for a new lunch option, your answer has arrived. Last week, the O'Yeah Cafe opened at the Owl Cove, where Little Willy's used to be in the RMC.


NEWS 2/1/12 6:00pm

Hanszen considers renovation

A new Hanszen College student committee is considering renovating and possibly rebuilding New Section, which was erected in 1955. This group, called the New Section Student Advisory Board, has met with Housing and Dining; Facilities, Engineering and Planning; and other administrators to discuss the viability and form of these changes.


NEWS 2/1/12 6:00pm

Baker Institute rises to 24th

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program ranked the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy 24th on its 2011 list of top United States think tanks. This ranking is an increase from the institute's 27th place finish last year.



NEWS 2/1/12 6:00pm

New syllabus policy sets out standards

Starting next fall, any ambiguity about course requirements will be cleared up on the first day of classes. The Faculty Senate recently passed a resolution presented by the Student Association and endorsed by the University Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum that will require faculty to provide a syllabus to students on the first day of classes.





NEWS 1/25/12 6:00pm

'Mirror' figures on campus soon

Students walking past the Brochstein Pavilion in February will notice a new artistic addition to the university. A permanent art installation by Jaume Plensa called "Mirror" will be arriving on campus next month.


NEWS 1/25/12 6:00pm

Rice hosts athletics discussion

On the heels of the recently approved $44.5 million new athletics facility and football stadium renovation projects by the Rice University board of trustees, President David Leebron and Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan hosted Rice student-athletes, alumni, boosters and faculty at the Rice Athletics Public Forum Jan. 19 in the Shepherd School of Music's Stude Hall to share their vision of Rice athletics and take questions from the audience.



NEWS 1/25/12 6:00pm

Student report leads to arrest

The Rice University Police Department arrested and charged a man with attempted burglary of a motor vehicle, criminal trespassing and possession of marijuana on Jan. 12 after a Rice student allegedly saw the suspect attempting to open the doors and trunks of multiple cars near Entrance 23 in North Lot.