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Olympic Athlete Dr. John Carlos demonstrates the meaning of the black power fist as a symbol for civil rights during his lecture. Photo by Siobhan Richards Story by Kate LeBlanc and Jack Meyer. Civil Rights Advocate and Olympic Medalist John...
Students line up in the dining hall to get food from the Homestyle Buffet. Photo by Joseph Lachance. New Food, New Hours for Dining Services The University of Rhode Island’s Dining Services will be expanding their options and hours this semester...
Grace DeSanti | Flags hang in the Atrium of the Memorial Union that represents every nation which students are from. Over the past year, the University of Rhode Island has increased its international representation on campus from 68 countries to 76 countries through global...

Bye-bye Sakai?

The Learning Management System Evaluation Task Force, a committee comprised of students, faculty and staff is examining alternatives to Sakai for the University of Rhode Island. According to the General Timeline published in Oct. 2018 by the Office of Online Education, URI has...
Former University of Rhode Island Talent Development alumna, Rhonda Price, started a nonprofit called Man Up, Inc. where she helps men of color and men from disadvantaged backgrounds find their place in the workforce. Price graduated from URI in 1984 with a degree in psychology. Afterward, she spent nearly...
Dec. 3, 1997 Headline: Art interns to raise AIDS awareness through banner in Union Fine Arts Center interns at URI developed a banner to hang in the Memorial Union in support of AIDS Awareness Week. The painted banner displayed personal narratives about the disease such as, “I had AIDS...
First-year communications professor Lori Merolla had a long career in the private sector as Vice President of Communications at Fidelity Investments before she transitioned into teaching at the University of Rhode Island. Merolla received her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communications from URI in 1983 and a Master’s Degree in...
Photo by Anna Meassick | BRU RI offers delicious coffee, doughnuts, and a quiet space for students to study. The newly opened Bru RI Coffee Bar located on Fortin Road offers a bar-like atmosphere with a coffee-shop-style menu for University of Rhode Island students and community members to enjoy. Bru...
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...
Photo by Anna Meassick | Gabby Jeronimo and David Hussong face off in an intense game of foosball in the Ram’s Den. This semester, the Ram’s Den at the University of Rhode Island is offering an assortment of free table and arcade games to increase its popularity amongst students. These...

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