Ian Weiner

Ian Weiner
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There's the way things are perceived and then there's reality. The role of a journalist is to help the public differentiate between the two. I'm doing this because I want to make a difference. Giving people the resources they need to be informed is one of the most critical things any society can have. In addition, I like telling stories, whether they are about people, places, things, events, you name it. Lastly, it is an honor to be able to lead the editorial staff, help them achieve everything they want, and leave knowing The Cigar will have a brighter future than ever before.
Since 1997, the number of children in America that identify with having one of the eight major food allergens has increased by almost 50 percent according to foodallergy.org.  Along with that, the number of students living on a college campus with a major food allergens has increased as well....
Walter G. Besio, a professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island, has developed a new kind of electrode that will allow for more accurate brain study. Besio has been working for the last 20 years to develop the Tripolar Concentric Ring Electrode (TCRE), which improves signal quality...
Kunal Mankodiya, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and founder of the wearable biosensing lab at the University of Rhode Island, is pioneering innovation in the field of smart textiles. Mankodiya’s latest technology is the invention of wearable socks and gloves for people with Parkinson’s disease. His research is supported...
Paula Grammas, a neuroscience researcher at the University of Rhode Island, was inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Science Circle of Fellows for her pioneering Alzheimer’s research. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) inducted Grammas, the executive director of the George and Anne...
Photo courtesy of Mike Scott | URI Track & Field, Sorlien Invitational, Casey Burley won in the triple jump with a 50-foot jump. University of Rhode Island men’s track and field senior triple jumper Casey Burley jumped 50 feet at the New England and Atlantic 10 Championships this past season. Burley is...

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THRIVE, an organization at the University of Rhode Island that engages students in impact opportunities to help them find their passion, will be hosting “Social Change: Concept to Reality” on March 3. In the past, THRIVE has hosted ChangeFest, an event where students who are avid advocates of social...
Paula Grammas, a neuroscience researcher at the University of Rhode Island, was inducted into the American Association for the Advancement of Science Circle of Fellows for her pioneering Alzheimer’s research. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) inducted Grammas, the executive director of the George and Anne...
The University of Rhode Island Libraries will be offering a public speaker series during the 2018 spring semester to allow students to explore non-traditional employment opportunities. The public speaker series will occur four times before the end of the semester and is coordinated by Associate Libraries Professor Bohyun Kim....
Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Nicole Jorgensen has doubled her scoring and averaged two more rebounds per game this season. You’re sitting underneath the basketball hoop watching the ball being passed back and forth on the edge of the three-point line. All of a sudden you see a gap, and throw...
Stefanie Erickson | CIGAR | After recent events, Sigma Pi has been forced to leave their on-campus house. On Tuesday Dec. 12, two students from the Sigma Pi Fraternity were arrested at their on-campus house by University Police for drug charges. Domenic Cianci and Kareem Boura were charged with illegal...

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