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The university will now include Saturday dinners in an on-campus meal plan, Rice’s student association said. Two dining halls – North College and Seibel – will serve food during that time period, according to the group. The meal plan’s cost will not change.

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This year's contest is set for Sept. 16 at TDECU Stadium, which will be the third game for each team. The next two meetings will open the 2018 (at Rice) and 2020 (at UH) seasons.

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In 2008, the economic downturn added stress to families across the U.S..

Rachel Kimbro, a professor at Rice University, was interested in seeing what effect this had on children.

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Rice will practice every morning this week before taking four days off next week after the end of summer school and resuming camp Aug. 3.

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Rice University and the University of Houston will get portions of a $50 million grant on Monday as two of the 10 first university partners of the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation, which aims to build up the state’s teacher preparation programs.

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Sanchez graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1982 before attending Rice University on a mixture on financial aid, scholarships, grants and help from her family. Sanchez serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the School of Social Sciences at Rice University.

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Wang runs cross-country and was in the Waltham High School chess club. He's a high-achieving low-income student. He just graduated from high school and has a scholarship at Rice University. He starts this fall. When he was applying for college, he felt that he could not compete with wealthier classmates when it came to listing extracurricular activities.

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A growing number of private colleges and universities are adopting a quick calculator developed by a Wellesley College economics professor, Phillip Levine, in the hopes of simplifying the process and boosting their pool of applicants.

Levine’s MyinTuition calculator was launched at Wellesley in 2013, but this year 15 colleges adopted the online tool, including Rice University, Dartmouth College, Columbia University, Pomona College, and Mount Holyoke College. Levine said he is in talks with other universities and expects to double the number of participating schools by April.

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Doing more with less — we’ve all been there. Whether it’s at our jobs or in our family budgets, most of us have experienced a time where we had to stretch our resources to go a long way. And, chances are, you probably would rather not be in those situations.

Well, what if those tough times were better for you than the times when you had a surplus of resources?

Rice University management professor Scott Sonenshein makes that case in his new book, Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less – and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined. He tells Michael Hagerty about the benefits of “stretching,” the dangers of what he calls “chasing” and gives some examples of companies and organizations who’ve succeeded at this principle.

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Traffic accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists have increased both in Houston and nationally in recent years, and a new report from Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research found that intersections with traffic lights are nine times more likely to see fatal car crashes with pedestrians and bicyclists. 
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