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The Rhode Island Superior Court has ruled, October 1, 2015, in favor of the URI Part-Time Faculty United (URI/PTFU) union in the URI/Board of Education (BOE) appeal of an arbitrator’s earlier decision which determined that the University acted in violation of the URI/BOE and URI/PTFU collective bargaining agreement. In this...
PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS TO THE FACULTY DID YOU NOTICE? IT’S MOSTLY ABOUT CONSTRUCTING BUILDINGS President Dooley’s Faculty Address presented on Thursday, September 17, 2014 at 3:00pm was carried on LIVESTREAM. If you saw the presentation DID YOU NOTICE what President Dooley didn’t highlight in his remarks? To sum up: Following the usual salutations...
A 2007 campus sexual assault study by the U.S. Department of Justice found that around one in five women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students. That makes them four times more likely to become victims than any other age group. It’s frightening. Last April, the...
The Town of Narragansett is faced with a golden opportunity to lead the nation in the battle against discrimination. Comments recently cropping up in the public discussion regarding the student rental problems include the suggestion that students are not a “protected class.” It seems to me that this refers...
The Good 5 Cent Cigar is produced weekly as a service to the campus community and is distributed for free with the hope that students, faculty, staff and visitors will use it to stay informed. We adamantly believe it is a serious tool toward that end and we do...
In college, halloween is not just one highly anticipated, sugar-crazed night as it was when we were kids.  In college it is a block of days classified by bad decisions, skimpy outfits and excessive drinking. For those of you who are going out on the town, here are some tips...
Your first week on any college campus can be daunting. There's so much to do, so where should you begin? To help you out, we've come up with our top picks for things you should make a point to do during your first seven days here at URI. 1. Get some...

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