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NEWS 3/14/12 7:00pm

Commentary: TV ratings fail to account for college students

When NBC announced it would be pulling the comedy Community mid-season last fall, I felt a pit in my stomach. Easily one of the most creative and funny shows on television, Community had been edging dangerously close to cancellation due to its relatively low ratings on the already under-performing network.

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.

SPORTS 3/6/12 6:00pm

Ultimate looks to nationals

The women's ultimate team scored a victory over Missouri State at the 25th Mardi Gras Tournament on Feb. 19 in Saint Francisville, La. Tomorrow, the team will have its sights set on the Music City Mash Up tournament in Nashville, Tenn and nationals in the near future.

NEWS 2/22/12 6:00pm

Local-food revolution sparked

A revolution is underway at Rice: a food revolution, that is. In an effort to raise awareness about food and farming, a group of students assembled in the academic quadrangle last Friday during lunch.

NEWS 11/15/11 6:00pm

House majority leader visits Rice

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor visited the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy last Thursday to discuss his views on the American dream and answer questions from students in an open forum.

NEWS 10/12/11 7:00pm

Centennial seeks Rice stories

With 100 years of history, the community of Rice University has many tales to tell. In an effort to capture that history, the Centennial Campaign is encouraging anyone with a connection to Rice to share their story through videos, pictures and in words.

NEWS 2/10/11 6:00pm

Interview: Physics professor Hafner receives Hackerman Award

The Welch Foundation honored Physics Professor Jason Hafner with this year's Normann Hackerman Award in Chemistry Research. The award, named for the chemist and former Rice University president, recognizes chemical scientists in Texas beginning their careers. Hafner earned a master's degree in physics at Rice in 1996, a and has served as a faculty member at Rice for the past nine years. The Rice Thresher: What is your research background?

NEWS 1/13/11 6:00pm

New year ushers in rebuilt career services

Career services will get a makeover for the new year, complete with a brand new name. The Center for Career Development, formerly the Center for Student Professional Development, will shift its focus to career development by increasing communication with potential employers and expanding information to students beyond traditional aspects of professional development.The CCD, which counsels students in post-graduate planning, officially changed its name last Monday. CCD held an open house on Wednesday to inform students about the recent changes, review resumes and disperse information about upcoming events. The event took place at the Huff House, where the CCD is currently located.

NEWS 12/2/10 6:00pm

Colleges to close Dec. 16

For the second consecutive year, undergraduates living in the residential colleges will have to find another place to stay as the colleges shut down for winter break.The colleges will close from 4 p.m. Dec. 16 until 2 p.m. Jan. 8. During this time, students will not be allowed in the colleges without an escort from Housing and Dining or Rice University Police Department. Resident associates