Publication: Rice Thresher

First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Letter to the Editor: discussing consent

Consent is not just sexy, preferable or courteous: It is also mandatory and necessary, both legally and as a social norm. It is the result of an acknowledgement of mutual desire and a conscious expression of choice which can be expressed in many ways. ... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Students must respect alcohol policy at NOD

Following the 2012 Night of Decadence, during which 11 students were hospitalized, as well as other similar instances of unsafe behavior, Rice instituted a new alcohol policy. According to the Student Handbook, the policy “encourages with both regulations ... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Sexual activity should not confer status

Saturday night, hundreds of scantily-clad men and women will file into the Wiess commons with one thing on their minds. Perhaps, even more importantly, the next day’s stories of who “got it in” will dominate conversation.What’s the deal with this, really? ... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 22 2014]
Entities: Sex, Interaction
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Crisis Management Team implements ebola precautions with the Texas Medical Center

Rice University’s Crisis Management Team has been monitoring communications regarding Ebola from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and the U.S. Department of State. They sent an email to students, faculty and staff over midterm ... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Registrar starts beta testing Degree Works

Rice University’s Office of the Registrar is beta testing for a new, web-based degree audit system called Degree Works that is integrated into ESTHER, according to Registrar David Tenney (Sid Richardson ’87).“We’re about to begin a staggered roll-out,” ... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

APASA Hopes to Extend Cultural Exposure with AAHCM

Officially, Asian-American Heritage and Cultural Month is celebrated in May. Rice University, as usual, has a different take. This year, the Asian Pacific American Student Alliance is leading Rice University’s third annual AAHCM in October.The events ... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Baker Institute Fellow Discusses Solution to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In a talk entitled “Track Two Diplomacy Toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution,” James A. B aker III Institute for Public Policy fellow Yair Hirschfeld discussed his new book and shared the key lessons he has learned from his experience working in the ... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Quality Education Task Force to Assess Student Educational Experience

The Quality Education Task Force Committee was discussed at the most recent Faculty Senate meeting and will be reaching out across campus to get input from undergraduate and graduate students on the student educational experience.“The twin objectives ... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Rice slips in THE rankings

Rice University dropped in ranking from 65th to 69th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2014-15.Universities receive scores in five main areas: teaching (worth 30 percent), research (30 percent), citations (30 percent), ... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Life's a Mitch: An era of subtle teleportation

Teleportation is not science fiction. Far from it. It is an ancient, constantly refined sensation of detachment from the landscape traveled during a journey. You can experience this detachment in degrees, three of which I will mark.Comatose: You are semi-consciously ... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Make sure your vote counts in November elections

In the 2012 presidential election, Texas ranked 48 among the 50 states and Washington in voter turnout. Since then, Texas legislators have enacted a series of regulations that many believe will suppress voter turnout. For example, did you know that you ... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 08 2014]
First reported Oct 08 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 2 reports

Show me the money: Honor Council blanket tax investigation stalls

After the Student Association Blanket Tax Standing Committee referred the Rice Honor Council to a Contingency Committee last spring for investigation into its finances, no further official follow-up has been pursued this year.As a blanket tax organization, ... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 08 2014]

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"Those [examples] could be some very specific cases,,” Hutchinson said. “It could be the types of experiential learning that our students have access to, things like internships, research experiences, scholarly opportunities, opportunities for civic engagement. The goal is to see where our resources for those things are doing well, where are the things where the experience could benefit from the infusion of resources and where are things that, in the future, we might be looking forward to doing.”"
“The first thing to remember is that Rice does not exist to play the ranking game,” Collins said. "We can strengthen and support our faculty and research and expand our research profile both in terms of awards and citations. That’s helpful to us and may also be helpful in the rankings.”"
...Middle East, Political Economy in the [Gulf Cooperation Council], Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolution and regional security," Djerejian said. "I especially want to address more comprehensively the consequences of the Arab spring and the rise of Islamic radicalism."
"My focus was always on local government,” Parker said. “While I voted in national elections and followed politics, my personal involvement in volunteering was at a local level."

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Students must respect alcohol policy at NOD [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 22 2014]
Letter to the Editor: discussing consent [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 22 2014]
Sexual activity should not confer status [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 22 2014]
Crisis Management Team implements ebola precaut... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 22 2014]
Registrar starts beta testing Degree Works [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 22 2014]
APASA Hopes to Extend Cultural Exposure with AAHCM [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 21 2014]
Baker Institute Fellow Discusses Solution to Is... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 21 2014]
Quality Education Task Force to Assess Student ... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 17 2014]
Rice slips in THE rankings [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 17 2014]
Life's a Mitch: An era of subtle teleportation [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 15 2014]
Make sure your vote counts in November elections [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 08 2014]
Campus involvement should be deep, not broad [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 08 2014]
Honor Council Blanket Tax Contingency Committee... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 08 2014]
Life's a Mitch: Examining Rice's neglected outd... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 08 2014]
New SA pods should push for concrete solutions ... [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 08 2014]
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Rice among most diverse colleges [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 08 2014]
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Baker Institute looks to expand Middle East Center [Published Rice Thresher - Oct 08 2014]
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