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Kevin S Lin


NEWS 4/12/12 7:00pm

Online Only: Owl Days

The prospies are coming! Associate Director of Admission Fitima Jackson said Owl Days will be upon us in little over a week. Owl Days is a two-day event, starting Thursday, April 12.



NEWS 1/10/12 6:00pm

Biometric scanners installed

Hang around Jones College long enough with a full bladder and you might notice something new at the loo. Biometric fingerprint scanners were installed outside of all community bathrooms and will be replacing the old keypad locks.


NEWS 5/16/10 7:00pm

Smart Drip wins business competition

On your mark, get set, pitch a business plan and receive a really big check. Team Smart Drip became the first team to win Rice's Undergraduates Technology Venture Challenge, the first-ever business competition aimed at Rice undergraduates held May 6. The challenge was organized by the Community of Rice Entrepreneurs, a new student organization founded by Hanszen College senior Norman Pai and Hanszen College juniors Sean Sessel and Christoph Meyer in the summer of 2009 to help promote entrepreneurship among Rice undergraduates. From the pool of 12 applicant teams, eight finalists were chosen based on their executive summaries, a short two-page paper describing the product and business plan.


NEWS 4/15/10 7:00pm

Fondren unveils real-time computer availability map

Tired of walking to Fondren only to find every computer unavailable? Fondren has the solution. In the wake of the launch of the mobile Fondren site, the library released the Fondren Real-Time Owlnet Computer Availability Map last week to let students check which computers are available for use at any given time. Diane Butler, assistant university librarian for Information Technology, was one of the chief proponents of this project. The original idea behind the Computer Availability Map came out of the Student Advisory Committee to the Library, which helps Fondren make improvements based on student recommendations, Butler said.