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Saturday, December 07, 2019 — Houston, TX 60°

Brian Lin



NEWS 11/19/19 10:24pm

Schedule Planner shut down amid ADA concerns, students react

Whether filtering courses for major requirements or aimlessly scrolling through a list of interesting classes, users of Schedule Planner might miss the now-defunct website after it was shut down Nov. 1 due to noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and replaced with Ellucian’s Banner system. 


NEWS 11/12/19 11:32pm

Pell Grant recipient graduation rates lag behind university average

Graduation rates for Pell Grant students at Rice have trailed the university average for the past three years, according to the 2019 common data set released in May by the Office of Institutional Research. The finding highlights issues in social mobility and underscores the university’s No. 204 placement in the U.S. News and World Report’s Top Performers on Social Mobility. 






A&E 10/1/19 11:06pm

Rice Public Art ‘Off the Wall’ Initiative Kicks Off

Through a collaboration between the Moody Center for the Arts and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, artist Harold Mendez brought his work “Field (Encounter)” to the Brochstein Pavilion. Four life-sized charcoal-brushed panels of branches and floral foliage now adorn the previously blank south wall.


NEWS 9/24/19 9:48pm

Hanszen College Hosts First Fall Public Party in Four Years amid Copyright Concerns

Hanszen College hosted “Lights Out: Don’t Sleep on Hanszen,” described as a “pajama party you don’t want to miss” on Facebook with music from “three of the best DJs on campus.”  As Hanszen’s first fall public party in the last four years, “Lights Out” was meant to change up the Hanszen party scene, according to Jeremiah Murrell, a Hanszen social chair and senior. 


A&E 9/24/19 9:19pm

Houston GREEN Film Series Brings Biodiesel Awareness to Rice

The Houston GREEN Film Series hosted a screening and a panel discussion of “Hot Grease” at the Rice Media Center last Wednesday. The documentary draws attention to biodiesel, a renewable source of energy that can be made from soybean oil and recycled cooking oil, that turns leftover grease from deep fryers into fuel that can power 18-wheeler trucks.