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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

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.

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

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

$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 3/14/12 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

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 3/14/12 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

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.