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Request music for Fridays
The Brown College Music Committee's main function is to take care of the stacks and play music in the quad every Friday. We also do some other cool music related things with our enormous coffers of doubloons.
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Announcements - 12/04/13
If tests were anti-oxidants, then Rice students would be pomegranates.
So for those of you that weren't aware, the “Esteban Looking For a Girlfriend” announcement was a JOKE. But thank you for the interest.
Also, I've been sick this week so no jokes.
2. Architecture courses for Non-Architects
3. Library Books
4. CIC's Group International Service Trips
5. Off-Campus Housing Available
6. SA Director Positions Open
7. Note Cards
8. Municipal Governance in Turkey
9. The Rice Cultivator
4 hours of wikipdiaing later...Content for this weeks announcements.
Minutes - 12/03/13
Christmas Sweater Cabinet
Alright guys. So I wrote up the minutes. They are LONG. You don’t have to read all of them. Read the powerpoint. That is interesting.
People who are here:
OC 3 NH
Chief Justice NH
Skipping gripes/anti gripes skipped :(
Dr. Allan (BIOE) & Chynna Foucek
EDGAR (system like ESTHER), uses anonymous information on grades.
Displays graph on grade inflation. Will include if I can get it
Shows GPA inflation plateauing around ‘08
60% A grades at Rice. Same percentage at Yale
A+’s are more common are C’s
Students tend to drop classes that they are getting C,D,F in them. Allan believes this makes sense
Pattern similar amongst all schools in Rice.
MUSIs have slightly more As.
Business grades lower than average
Last year they divided honors amongst each school, so someone who majors in music and someone who majors in architecture both can get Summa Cum Laude, etc.
Grade fairness can impact who gets a particular who taught a particular class.
-Depending on the professor teaching a course, grades will be different.
Smaller courses give higher percentages of A’s
May make sense because smaller classes, people get more feedback.
Course level doesn’t really make a difference number of higher grades. 300-400 do not give out significantly more A’s than 100-200.
If everyone gets an A, then you can’t tell people who are really understanding information and who is skidding by.
Announcements - 11/20/13
Hungergames: Registration Edition
Cats and commas are much alike.
A cat has claws at the end of its paws...and a comma is the pause at the end of a clause.
Time to change things up today. Usually I've been dealing with the same template all of these e-mails I'm sending out but today I'm being a badass and using letters instead of numbers for the contents. I lead a very boring life.
A. Rice Clothing Drive to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
B. Marijuana Survey
Surveying the land for potential marijuana farming.
C. 2013 THANKSGIVING SHUTLE SCHEDULE
I LOVE TURKEY AND NOT JUST THE BOWLING KIND
I also love the country.
D. Boston Consulting Group on campus
Become a MASSter.
E. Kipp Info Sesh
F. Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort Fundraiser
G. Women's Energy Network
a.k.a. Girl Power
H. CALL + RESPONSE SCREENING + FREE TORCHY'S DINNER
Torchy's is good, but if you really want to get people to go to your events, start handing out New Student Points.
I. Teach and Lead at YES Prep Public Schools
Say YES to the stress.
J. ASIA 451
Learn about Tiger moms. Study like a kitten.
K. Survey for Brown
Sounds like a terrible trade if you ask me.
L. Volunteer at The Beacon with RSVP!
R.S.V.P. is an interesting phrase because it's French, which is funny because in English we have no other way of saying "Hey, respond to this if you are going."
M. South Asian Society's Dhamaka 2013 is this Saturday
Life is what Dhamaka it. Always has been, always will be.
The internet is a series of tubes...
Minutes - 11/19/13
People who are here:
OC 2 NH
Chief Justice NH...JK SHE IS LATE