Thursday, Dec. 4, 1980
Headline: URI lifts suspension on non-immunized women
Twenty-six female students ignored the law that required them to receive an immunization that would prevent contractions of German Measles. The University stated that they would not pursue the females still unvaccinated. Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at the time, Thomas R. Pezzullo, stated that the 26 students were being ignored due to high chances of University withdrawal or record-keeping errors have occurred.

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001
Headline: Senate approves ropes course for Kingston campus
Student Senate was voting on the funding for the construction of the Kingston ropes course to be built off of Old North Road. It was a heated Senate debate as the bill gave nearly $40,000 to the Center for Student Leadership Development for such a project. After much deliberation, the funding was approved for the University’s fourth ropes course.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006
Headline: Pharmacy alumnus Ryan donates $2.5 million to capital campaign
Alumnus and former CEO of CVS Corp. Thomas M. Ryan donated $2.5 million to URI’s Making a Difference campaign. This capital campaign was used to raise $100 million for the benefit of the University, 25 percent of that designated for scholarship funds. Ryan claimed he would match donations from other URI Pharmacy alumni up to $50,000 as well.