Door propping is like underage drinking: The university technically doesn’t allow it, there might be some associated risks, and yet a large portion of students do it anyway.
In the Jan. 10 print edition of the Rice Thresher, our popular satirical “Backpage” consisted of a series of fake advertisements that looked to poke fun at different events going on at Rice and in the world at large. One of these “ads” related to the upcoming holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Every year, the Rice Annual Fund solicits donations from students for the Rice Owls Give Back campaign (see p. 1). Many students, however, aren’t sure why they should donate in addition to the thousands in tuition they already pay.
Onwenu should ensure that his presentation of the proposal to the CUC is nuanced and representative of the diverse opinions expressed through this process, both for and against.
Rice must commit to raising graduate student stipends to offset increased taxes if the tax plan becomes law.
Giving faculty more discretion on sanctions would facilitate uneven application of the Honor Code.
Putting the LPAP expansion on the Survey of All Students reduces students’ feedback on the proposal to a simple “yes” or “no” vote.
Just yesterday, President Leebron sent his Vision for the Second Century, Part Two draft to each and every one of us, inviting feedback on his goals for the future of Rice.