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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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Roll Call: We didn’t roll call today because today is a special day
Pres: Oversees Cabinet and just Brown in general. President stuff. Yknow.
EVP: COMMITTEES. FOOD.
IVP: COMMITTEES. IVP DOES ROOM DRAW.
Chief Justice: Spencer Seballos. You know what he does. Apparently we all know what he does.
Treasurer: If you ever buy anything for Brown and you need to be reimbursed, you go through KATHRYN.
Secretary: I’m Kevin. I spam Listserv and write minutes. I didn’t stand up because I had a laptop in my lap so I’m lame. And I had to say my thing twice because I was too quiet the first time, but I promise I’m not a quiet person. I’m actually pretty loud.
Parliamentarian: Mac oversees Constitutional stuff and “overlooks” the Brown Constitution. Krista’s joke was actually pretty funny.
NSR: We don’t have one yet. Wth freshmen. Step up your GAME. Jk we haven’t had elections yet. This wasn’t really that funny.
Cabinet is a way to find out what’s going in the college and if you want to get information you come, blah blah blah.
o AWESOME OWEEK COORDINATORS. YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.
o Kevin found five thongs in the basement. Not fun.
o Kevin was very sad to have to clean the laundry room before the first day of school
o Kevin’s voice was very sad at this time. I think my voice cracked.
o Please be nice to Kevin. He only tries to be nice to you.
o CSP strongly agrees.
Masters and RA’s
o Bring your bowl
o We provide ice-cream (including lactose-free) and brownies
o If you have any submissions, email them to
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o If you want information, contact Houston, contact Rice Bikes. JOIN OR DIE.
o Jose is in the back. And he can’t hear us. So we have nothing today.
Housing and Dining (I’m very afraid of typing this part. In case you guys didn’t see me, I cracked my knuckles here. Because I’m intense like that.)
o The first floor kitchen is still going to be built. Pretty soon, but we don’t have any solid dates yet.
o H&D does plan on putting back one couch on each floor in due time.
o Alex Cerda: Are they gonna have 8 fridges down here? Most of the fridges were already pretty full.
§ Reilly: That’s one thing we’re still working with H&D on. Likely going to be less refrigerators than we are used to.
o John King: Are the sinks also going to be down here, or can we wash dishes on kitchen floors and stuff too?
§ Krista: They won’t be returned to the upstairs area. There’s lots of fallout from that and change in everyday behavior. We want to hear from you how that is in order to see if there’s anything that we’ll be able to do to respond to that in the future.
o Janet: Are there going to be cabinets?
§ Reilly: not really sure. H&D wants to get rid of kitchen facilities in general.
o Jake: We are also trying to come up with an outdoor eating area space near the kitchen by putting a door leading into the outside. (I think I heard this part correctly.)
o Sunny: I thought the issue was the fire alarms were being aggravated too much. What do fridges and sinks have to do with fire alarms?
§ Jake: that’s something that we’re going to have to bring up with H&D. However, David Brown doesn’t plan on binging anything back.
§ Krista: David Brown has does his best to advocate for our behalf, but apparently this is going to be a policy that will be implemented on campus, even if it might be a little uneven throughout the residential colleges.
§ Reilly: We’re going to look forward to see what we can do with the space now, instead of being upset about it and being all butthurt and whiney. WE SHALL MOVE ON AND HAVE A BETTER FUTURE YEAAAAHAAAAAHAAAAAAAAH. :D
§ Krista will continue to advocate, but not very hopeful.
§ David: ETA on new kitchen?
o Roby: Is there a defined policy about what we can have in the actual area? 8th floor has multiple pieces of furniture and not just one couch. We would work with H&D to make sure our furniture complied with fire safety standards, but now they took them all away. Are we only allowed to have one couch? Are we going to be reimbursed for all of the couches that was taken away from us even though the floor itself paid for it?
§ Krista: There’s one couch going onto each floor from David Brown, but that doesn’t mean it stops there. We might be able to get more in the future. We will meet with David Brown when we can schedule an appointment with him, aka find him, because he’s like, not here. Krista doesn’t want me to write that, but I’m writing it anyways. I’m such a rebel teehee.
§ Spencer: We worked out exactly where the couches could be, how many we could have, etc. etc.
§ Jake: We have a very strong oral tradition and not a written tradition per se, so we want to leave a paper trail behind with H&D so that way we can have some sort of documentation about what H&D said to us so that they can’t be like “NO FOOL. YOU’RE LYING. MWAHAHAHAHAHA.” (Of course, this is an extreme case, but yknow.)
o Jordan: What’re the plans for the spaces that were quad kitchens?
§ Krista: Still in progress.
§ Reilly: We’ll have a better idea by the end of the next cabinet.
o Denise: Are the carepts cleaned over the summer, just as a general question. Cause mine looked like poop.
§ Reilly: They’re definitely supposed to.
§ Alison: You get one free carpet cleaning per semester. (I never knew that. The more you know..)
o Pool cues
o Leg in one of the chairs in the back is broken off
o Stolen foosball ball
o Foosball man eloped with a Duke TIP middle-schooler.
o We get about $45k every year to allocate to our committees here at Brown
o We’ll be working with committees for them to submit their proposals by next week-ish. At the next cabinet, we will be voting on the budget.
§ For the budget this year, we’re thinking about introducing an Initiatives Fund.
o For example, Baker had a Corgi Study Break. Janet says it was very successful. Something tells me that Janet likes Corgis.
o If you have any announcements, please shoot them to Reilly.
§ If you have a club that wants to advertise an event, just let him know, and he’ll add it to the agenda
§ If you want to make an announcement but you forget to send it to Reilly, you stand up and give it during Slacker Announcements
o Committee Fair
§ Committee Fair will be
o Beer Bike Committee. (Everyone yelled Beer Bike with this weird crescendo. It was kinda cool and emotionally moving.)
o You can get a list of committees online at brown.rice.edu.
§ Permanent Improvements
o Kevin wants an indoor pool.
§ Ben Jefferson and Justin Pensock are our Sports Reps for the fall.
o You don’t need any athletic talent.
§ Our past teams can speak for that LOL.
o Photoshop and InDesign will be used.
o It’s okay if you don’t know how to do it, Alexandra didn’t either, she will teach you.
§ Senior Events (campus-wide)
o Senior Happy Hour at Pub this Friday at 6:30 – 8:30pm
o Class of 2015 shirts will be sold.
§ Beer Bike
§ Room Reservations at Brown
§ Rice Players Coordinator (Student-run Theater group)
§ Honor Council
§ SA NSR
o We can meet at vator in
o They will be explaining the details about NSR and stuff there, along with other campus-wide issues
§ Senior Events Committee
§ Rice Bikes
§ Auditions for You’re In Town at Hanszen
§ Acapella groups
§ Roby’s Boss is looking to hire some people at a chemistry stockroom at Dell Butcher
§ TAKE YOUR JUNK OUT OF THE MOVIE ROOM
§ Krista has a challenge for the first-year students
§ If you’re interested in joining the Rice University Mariachi and making BANK
§ Ben Jefferson is our RPC rep for Brown
o Soorya was a recent graduate from Brown and he passed away recently from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Moment of silence.
o We will have a memorial sometime in September and we will announce it soon so that people can attend if they would like to, and we will celebrate his life.Kickass first Cabinet. Good job guys. AKA good job Kevin for being a speed demon. Slacker announcements have NEVER BEEN SO HARD. This junk was 6 pages long. Someone please appreciate me for how awesome these minutes are, because I’m pretty dang proud of myself. Sorry for any typos. Really didn't feel like scanning for minute details today. And sorry if the formatting came out wonky. Hopefully you guys can deal with it though.
Announcements - 8/22/14
BEGINNING OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCEMENTS
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OGM GSCHOOL IS STARTING SO SOON. THIS IS THE FIRST SET OF ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE YEAR.
Real talk, there aren’t that many announcements. I kinda didn’t even want to send these out, but there was relevant shuttle information, so even though this set is short, it’s somewhat applicable. Hehehe.
1. Rice Owls Dance Team
I heard you can twerk on Leebron’s house…
2. Undergraduate Shopping Shuttle Starts Tomorrow, Aug 23
Now that you’re finally here in college, time for you to spend even MORE money.
3. 2014 Fall Shuttle starts on Monday, Aug 25
Brown Shit We Hate Walking All Across Campus
4. Baker Institute Internship Opportunity
It has been my life dream to intern in a cake factory. Rice has helped me reached my goals.
5. Rice Catholic Student Association Mass
What do you call a nun in a wheelchair?
6. Apply to be an America Reads Tutor (Work-Study)
If you can read this, you may want to consider thanking an America Reads Tutor.
7. Babysitter Needed
Get paid to sit on babies. PERFECT if you hate children!
The Rice Owls Dance Team is pleased to announce our updated social media accounts including our brand new website, Facebook page, Twitter account, and Instagram account. We would love it if Rice students would follow us on any and all of these social media outlets.
Dance Team tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, August 30th from
Thank you for your time.
Rice Owls Dance Team
The Transportation Department will start the Undergraduate Shopping Shuttle this Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 11am to 3pm every 30minutes from the Inner loop at Rice University. The service is provided every Saturday during the school year.
For our new students, please wait at the bus stop close to your college and get on the bus. The service is free and no ID is required.
At your service,
Dear Rice Community,
Welcome to all our passengers. On Monday August 25, 2014, we will resume the Fall shuttle schedule as follows:
Inner Loop: M-F
Greater Loop: M-F
Graduate Apartments: M-F
Rice Village/Greenbriar : M-F
Texas Medical Center: M-F
Rice Village: Saturday 5:30pm-12:
Undergraduate Shopping: Saturday 11am-3pm every 30 minutes
Graduate Shopping : Saturday
Night Escort : Sun - Thu
For additional information on the shuttle service and Zipcar program, please visit transportation.rice.edu
and view the shuttle video. Please check the bus routes, schedules and other services on our website.
or call 713-348-5223/5996. Thank you for using the Rice shuttle service.
At your service,
Research Analyst, Mexico Center
Rice University's Baker Institute - MS 40
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, Texas 77251-1892
If you are looking for a Catholic community or interested in learning more about Catholicism, please join us for Mass every Sunday, at
Emma Chibnall and Kasia Nikiel
I am seeking a college student for immediate hire to serve as an afterschool mother's helper, M-TH, from I live in Bellaire, so it is close to Rice.
I have two boys, ages 7 and 10, and I need assistance with helping getting one of them to afterschool activities and doing homework. I am flexible and will work around the student schedule, especially during exams and finals. I am paying at least $15 per hour.
My contact information is the following:
Please respond and let me know if you all are are not able to assist me. It would be greatly appreciated!
Announcements - 1/15/14
2013 Was So Last Year
When you think about it, all books are text-books.
1. Elevator Pitch Competition
Be innovative. Pitch an escalator.
2. Upcoming CPR/AED and First Aid Classes
I wonder what Second Aid is. Is that when First Aid goes really poorly and they need reinforcements? We have all of this training for First Aid, I hope that the backup plan is getting it's training as well.
3. Rice Arbor Day Celebration
Ironically, Arbor Day occurs one month after the holiday we celebrate by chopping down a tree and putting in our homes.
4. Apply to be a PAA!
You can't spell paragliding without PAA! That does not mean they are related in any way, though.
5. Brown Bag Lunch: Investment Banking and Finance
Like investment baking and finance, brown bags can be inflated and burst.
6. Summer Research and Opportunities Fair
Many times, however, opportunities are not fair.
7. MLK Vigil
8. Lamar Debate Tournament
My favorite part of being secretary is when people address me as Mr. Nichol. These are the sort of benefits you'll get if you're considering running for secretary.
9. Camp Kesem Counselor Applications
How do you tell which end of the worm is the head? By kissing em.
10. Self-Defense Classes for Women
Become the next Chun-Li.
11. Year-End Awards 2014
After 15 days of 2014, it is now time to think of the end of the year awards.
12. GIS Short Courses, Spring 2014
Improve your Geocaching skills.
13. Lifeguard Certification Course at the Rec Center
Ask them about Second Aid.
14. Shuttle Schedule for Martin Luther King Holiday
Everyone can sit anywhere! #ThanksMLK
14. Get outside this spring with Rice Outdoors!
Hopefully you get outside before this spring also because otherwise you would be trapped in your room/hallways for about half of the semester and possibly be very bored and lonely and then I would feel sad for you so that is how come you should go outside.
There are like 6 e-mails down there looking to employ Rice people. Crazy, right?
16. Some Lectures
All of the Baker Institute and science talks compiled into one spot.
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.