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Simply Thai is easily missed in the Emporium at the top of campus, especially next to the Rhode House’s flashy neon sign. Its dark navy-colored sign blends into the building, and the only noticeable feature on the storefront is a small, blinking sign that reads “OPEN.” On the inside,...
Political drama between FBI and Trump Administration continues A few weeks ago, in the first week of March 2017, President Donald Trump seemed to claim on Twitter that former President Obama was wiretapping his residence at Trump Tower before his victory in the Presidential Election. In a hearing on Monday,...
“The principle is: we need everyone to write effectively, regardless of their majors,” said Nedra Reynolds, Ph. D., director of the University of Rhode Island’s new writing across the curriculum program. According to the new initiative’s website, Writing Across URI will try to support faculty writing, to make faculty...
House Republicans reveal Obamacare replacement, face backlash On Monday, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a healthcare plan intended to be the replacement for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. The proposed bill is not a “full” or so-called “clean” repeal of Obamacare. The new plan...
Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress for the first time as president. The speech, similar to a State of the Union Address, allows the president to lay out the policies that lead Congress and set goals for the Administration.         In keeping with tradition,...
  Dr. Annemarie Vaccaro, associate professor and program director of College Student Personnel, received a national award for a “lifetime commitment to research and scholarship” in student development and social justice in January, . NASPA, also known as Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, honored Vaccaro with an award for...
Peking Tokyo is the obvious choice for satisfying a Chinese food or sushi craving while on campus. But, the question is: does it actually stack up on its own? Like most places in the Emporium at the top of campus, Peking Tokyo is tucked away in a corner and,...
Local Monday, Feb. 20 marked the 14th anniversary of the Station nightclub fire in West Warwick. The Station Fire Memorial Foundation observed the anniversary with a private prayer service and meeting. A permanent memorial for the disaster which killed 100 people during a concert in 2003 will open later this...
This Week’s Top Story: National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Resigns After Concern Over Russian Talks Embroiled in controversy, and just weeks after his appointment, Michael T. Flynn handed in his letter of resignation as the White House National Security Advisor. Flynn resigned late Monday night, once it became clear that the...
Two years ago, in May 2015, Bruce Hamilton,then director of the Memorial Union,  retired after 35 years of service.  Hamilton was noted in the Cigar as a “friend of students,” and honored by the University as a “fearless leader.”   Since then, the Union’s Search Committee has been looking continuously...

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