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Saturday, April 20, 2024 — Houston, TX

Belinda Zhu




NEWS 4/10/24 12:03am

Rice community members see solar eclipse on day off from classes

Students, faculty members, and community members gathered to view the solar eclipse April 8. The total solar eclipse swept across North America and was visible in parts of Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. While parts of Texas were in the path of totality, approximately 94% of the sun was blocked in Houston. It was the first total solar eclipse visible from the United States since 2017, and the next one won’t occur until 2044. 


NEWS 4/2/24 11:13pm

Honor Council passes new amendment allowing confidential accusations

Students can now confidentially accuse each other of honor code violations, according to a  procedural amendment the Honor Council announced in an email to students March 27. Violations can be reported anonymously by students through a Google Form, while faculty and teaching assistants will continue reporting violations through email. 




NEWS 2/20/24 10:25pm

Community members protest Condoleezza Rice event at Baker Institute

Students and community members gathered in the Central Quad Feb. 15 to protest Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state and national security advisor to George W. Bush, coming to campus, demanding that the university “divest from death.” A Houston Police Department officer at the protest estimated nearly 100 protesters were in attendance throughout. 


NEWS 2/13/24 11:09pm

Rice kicks off Black History Month

Rice is celebrating Black History Month with a variety of events. This year’s national theme for Black History Month, an annual celebration in February dedicated to recognizing African Americans’ achievements and contributions in U.S. history, is “African Americans and the Arts.” Events at Rice include a lecture series, hangouts and a first-ever kickoff event. 


NEWS 2/13/24 10:24pm

Fresh off term as EVP, Unegbu is sole candidate for IVP

Crystal Unegbu, a junior from Hanszen College, is running uncontested for the Student Association internal vice president position. Unegbu is currently the SA’s external vice president, and previously served as one of Hanszen’s new student representatives.


NEWS 1/30/24 10:07pm

CCD to hold spring career expo

The Center for Career Development will host the Spring 2024 Career & Internship Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 2. The expo will include more than 70 employers, representing industries from aerospace, consulting, engineering, medical devices, education and financial services, among others, according to Camille Elmore, the associate director of employer engagement and data management for the CCD.