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Friday, April 19, 2024 — Houston, TX

Hannah Todd

OPINION 3/9/17 7:15pm

Whatever Happens

Whatever happens, the Student Association is great and so are all of you. Last week, the Thresher deemed my Facebook post announcing my decision to write-in to the Student Association presidential election “breaking news.” I have never been breaking news before and I highly doubt I will be again.

NEWS 9/20/16 10:44pm

Former math department chair passes away

William Veech, Edgar O. Lovett professor of mathematics, died unexpectedly on Aug. 30. He was 77 years old. Veech joined the faculty of Rice University in 1969 and served as mathematics department chair from 1982 to 1986.

NEWS 4/22/16 9:38am

Students present humanities research

Rice student researchers in a humanities research practicum presented at a research symposium April 14 and April 15. This past semester, the Humanities Research Center partnered with Houston institutions and university archives for students to conduct research in medical humanities or cultural heritage. John Mulligan, a Rice lecturer, led the program.

NEWS 4/6/16 1:17am

Economics chair to head social sciences

Antonio Merlo, the department chair of economics at Rice University, has been appointed dean of Rice’s School of Social Sciences effective July 1, according to an announcement from the provost’s office. As dean, Merlo will supervise the departments of anthropology, economics, linguistics, political science, psychology, sociology and sport management.

NEWS 3/23/16 10:15pm

Leebron honored by Spanish government

Rice University President David Leebron received the Order of Isabel la Catolica, with the royal sanction of King Felipe VI, from the government of Spain. This “Encomienda” is awarded to recognize and support activities that benefit Spain and its people.

NEWS 2/25/16 5:36pm

Congressional candidate discusses Houston policing at Willy's

Adrian Garcia, a 2015 Houston mayoral candidate, Harrison County’s most recent sheriff and a current congressional candidate for Houston’s District 29, spoke at Rice University’s Willy’s Pub on Feb. 17. The conversation focused on the topic of policing in Houston based on his own experience and his current campaign.