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Monday, January 27, 2020 — Houston, TX 59°

Ella Feldman


FEATURES 1/21/20 11:49pm

Reginald DesRoches races towards provostship

Closing in at a swift one hour, 50 minutes and 34 seconds, Reginald DesRoches set a personal record at the Aramco Houston Half Marathon on Sunday, beating last year’s time by six minutes. Next summer, DesRoches will break another record. On July 1, the current dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering will become the ninth provost to take office — and the first Black provost in Rice’s history. 



NEWS 4/18/19 2:21pm

‘Friends of Diversity’ Listserv closed

An email Listserv called “Friends of Diversity” was created by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Multicultural Center Tuesday morning and was closed later that day. Primarily students of color across campus found themselves added to the Listserv without signing up beforehand.


FEATURES 4/17/19 10:04am

Black at Rice: Gabby Falcon

After Gabrielle Falcon, who goes by Gabby, announced on Facebook that she was chosen as a 2019 student director of Orientation Week, she got a call from her grandmother.






FEATURES 3/5/19 10:40pm

Black at Rice: Summar McGee

For most of her life, Summar McGee didn’t envision herself attending a school like Rice. “I always joke that I still don’t know how I got here,” McGee, a junior at Hanszen College, said.