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Interim Dean of Students named

Interim Dean of Students named

Noah Alatza, News Editor August 8, 2018

The university appointed Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Administration Nicholas LaRowe as the interim dean of students effective Aug. 8. LaRowe has been with the university since...

University seeks new Dean of Students

University seeks new Dean of Students

Noah Alatza, News Editor July 11, 2018
The university is conducting a search for the next Dean of Students. In an email sent campus-wide on Wednesday, the university’s Human Resources department announced that two candidates will be completing interviews on July 16 and 17.
Campus Resources: Students access to sexual health assistance abundant

Campus Resources: Students access to sexual health assistance abundant

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager February 14, 2018

Source: U.S. Army website A recent university survey indicated only a little more than half of freshman students had protected sex most or all of the time. The survey was sent out to freshman during...

University removes recognition of Phi Delta Theta chapter

University removes recognition of Phi Delta Theta chapter

Riley Guerzini, News Editor December 4, 2017

The university removed its recognition of fraternity Phi Delta Theta Monday evening ending a month-long investigation into a hazing and alcohol incident. “After a thorough investigation, the University...

Intent different than impact

Nigel Meyer, Special to The Shield March 1, 2017

Cameron Clark was walking into the Art Center from the back entrance facing the parking lots Feb. 6 when he found an unfamiliar term chalked onto the wall next to the doors. The chalk read “Fight Cultural...

The university has updated its policy regarding areas on campus which are designated for “speech and expressive activities.” The locations are the lawn area south of Rice Library, the lawn area between the Physical Activities Center and the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center and the lawn in front of the Health Professions Building. The three areas combined are approximately 1.6 acres of the 1,400 acre campus

‘Every intent of being open’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor August 31, 2016

Freshman Shelby Heins said having zones specific for free speech wasn’t something she would expect to have on a college campus. “We’re paying to go here,” the nursing major said. “So our...

Yakkers Anonymous

Yakkers Anonymous

Gabi Wy, News Editor February 17, 2016

President Linda Bennett announced at the beginning of the semester that the university will focus on the concept of “civility.” Bennett said this focus promotes healthy discussion despite critical...

Junior psychology major Stephanie Perry logs onto a computer at Rice Library Monday. Photo by Alyssa Smith/The Shield

Thinking about ‘Think About It’

Gabi Wy August 27, 2015

Bryan Rush, dean of students and an avid promoter of a safe community at the university, said he wants students to care for each other and have each other’s backs. To Rush, communication from...


New, ‘gregarious’ dean focuses on student advocacy

Gabi Wy August 5, 2015

Bryan Rush describes himself as a "policy wonk." "I enjoy policy and the legal side of this job," said the university's new dean of students. "If you open the news today, you’ll read a lot about...

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