Many Rice University students vote for the first time

MEDIA NOTE: B-roll and sound from Rice students voting on campus are available for download at the link provided below.

David Ruth

Many Rice University students vote for the first time

HOUSTON – (Nov. 6, 2012) – For many Rice University students, Election Day marks the first time they’re voting in a national election. A large majority of Rice students live on campus, so their polling location is at the Rice Memorial Center, aka the student center.

Rice is providing B-roll and sound from students who voted on campus today at the download link below. Please credit Rice University in your broadcast, if possible.

Video download:

Later this evening, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Baker Institute Student Forum will host an election night student watch party from 6 to 9 at Baker Hall on theRice campus, 6100 Main St.

For more information about the video or tonight’s viewing party, contact David Ruth at or 713-348-6327.


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About David Ruth

David Ruth is director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.