Andrew Main

Andrew Main
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I am passionate about writing for the Cigar because I enjoy informing others about what is going on in the URI community. It is often said that education is one of the most powerful tools an individual can have. Through writing for the Cigar, I aim to help educate the community about what is going on and why it is important so that people can be as educated as possible about newsworthy events on campus. I ran for the news editor position because I want to help make the Cigar as successful as possible by not just writing articles but by helping other reporters capitalize on their strengths as well.
The University of Rhode Island has started the process of composing a new contract with an outside vendor for laundry services in the residence halls that will begin in the Fall of 2019. The current contract for laundry services in residence halls is with Automatic Laundry and has been in...
The University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography held a coastal resiliency symposium on Tuesday to discuss the dangers climate change could have on coastal communities. Four coastal experts made up the panel of speakers. Retired Navy Rear Admiral Jonathan W. White was the keynote speaker. United...
Photo by Anna Meassick | Wind turbines are becoming increasingly popular in the sustainable energy field. A professor at the University of Rhode Island has discovered that noise generated by the wind farm located off the coast of Block Island is not loud enough to disturb local marine life. The wind...
A professor at the University of Rhode Island has discovered that the Block Island offshore wind farm has altered several aspects of the nearby marine environment. John King, an oceanography professor at URI’s Narragansett Bay Campus, has discovered that the wind farm has created a reef-like environment around...
The Department of Public Safety released the annual Clery Report last week, which listed the number of reportable crimes committed on all five of the University of Rhode Island’s campuses. The Clery Report contained crime and fire statistics from 2015-2017. The University releases the Clery Report each year in...
Despite the enrollment rate at the University continuing to grow, Enrollment Services says sufficient classroom space is not a concern. There are 105 general assignment classroom spaces available for use at URI. These are classrooms that are not designated for a specific department’s use. In addition, space is available at...
Photo by Anna Meassick | Professors have been teaching without a contract in place after the current one expired in June. Faculty at the University of Rhode Island have been working for almost a month without contracts as the faculty union and the state have been negotiating an appropriate agreement....
The state of Rhode Island has contracted two new companies to deliver bottled water to the University of Rhode Island and other higher education institutions across the state. The contract with Poland Springs, URI’s previous provider, expired at the end of 2017. There were rumors that Poland...
Photo courtesy of Isaac Ginis | The model demonstrates how flood waters will rise given a hurricane in the state of Rhode Island. As catastrophic hurricanes wreak havoc along the coast, a professor at the University of Rhode Island is working to develop models to predict the severity hurricanes have...
Photo by Joseph Lachance | Rams Den is now open until midnight on Wednesdays and Sundays, a big change after only being open Monday- Friday until 5 p.m. all spring semester. In an effort to offer students more on-campus dining options, the University of Rhode Island has extended the Ram’s...

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