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Fort Bend County Judge KP George (Feb. 6, 2024)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Fort Bend County's executive leader joins us to talk about his goals for the county. We also catch up with former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin ahead of a new documentary about Black astronauts, pilots, and engineers. And we consider the past, present, and future of genetic engineering.

Rice University's Lovett Hall at sunrise.

Education

Rice University president condemns anti-Semitic speech after congressional hearing draws backlash of some university officials

Posted on · Rice University's Students for Justice in Palestine organization said a Dec. 8 statement from the university that presented education resources about the ongoing conflict "muddied the waters around the study of Palestine" instead of informing students of the urgency of the catastrophic feud. 

Rice University Founder Memorial Statue

Education News

Rice University relocates statue, remains of slave-owning founder as part of quad redesign

Posted on · Construction began earlier this month on the long-planned redesign of Rice's Academic Quadrangle and is expected to be complete by the spring. A statue of university founder William Marsh Rice is being moved from the center of the courtyard to a less-prominent location.

Rice University Entrance

Education News

Rice University suspends campus parties, will review alcohol policy after ‘Night of Decadence’ marred by hospitalizations

Posted on · The Houston private school is cancelling campuswide public parties through spring break. And the Night of Decadence event featuring scantily clad students is being placed on probation, meaning it will operate at significantly reduced capacity next year and with enhanced safety protocols.

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