Dateline Rice for Jan. 4, 2018

Rice University News & Media

Hey, bargain hunters: An MBA is cheaper than you thinkSue Oldham ’90, director of MBA for Professionals admissions at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business, is quoted on the school’s merit-based scholarships.Wall Street Journal (Subscription is required. This article also appeared in and CetUSNews.)
Redistricting cases could redefine state and US politics in 2018Mark Jones, the Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, professor of political science, fellow in political science at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and fellow at Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, is quoted on gerrymandering cases in Texas. Jones also is quoted in stories on Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey relief funding, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez running for Texas governor and former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro.Governing County Sheriff Lupe Valdez is gay and running for Texas governorOn Top Magazine (Dallas) (Click the audio button to listen to the broadcast, which also aired on KLBJ-AM in Austin, Texas.)PAC, autobiografía y ¿campaña presidencial? Julián Castro sigue el manual de los que aspiran a la Casa Blanca Univision (An English translation is not available.)
These are our favorite things about covering Boston sports this yearBrian Mann, Rice’s associate athletic director for development, is featured in a roundup of Boston sports news in 2017. He threw the football that Lady Gaga caught at the end of her halftime performance in Super Bowl LI in Houston.Boston Globe’s how a guy from Canton ended up tossing a ball to Lady Gaga at the Super BowlBoston Globe
Consumers projected to pay $25 billion more for gasoline in 2018 …

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