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The University of Rhode Island has reassured that despite the government shutdown over winter break, students will still receive their financial aid. Carnell Jones, the director of Enrollment Services, said that URI has been understanding for incoming students for the spring 2019 semester...

Student Senate 2/13

The University of Rhode Island’s Student Senate spent a substantial amount of time this week working on their constitution again. Student Senate failed to pass the bill calling for the implementation of a new constitution because numerous senators were absent, required to abstain,...

Student Senate 2/6

In this week’s meeting of the University of Rhode Island’s Student Senate, three and a half hours were spent to pass four bills. Finance Committee Chair Zachary Taylor announced that he would be running for Student Senate President with Senator John Bagley as...
The Anna Fascitelli Fitness and Wellness Center at the University of Rhode Island has offered a program titled “Writing for Wellness” for two years now. The program is open to all students and aims to “encourage students to use various forms of writing to enhance their well being.” Participants...
The resolution calling for “the protection of transgender, gender queer and intersex people” was passed during the meeting, with 10 senators abstaining from the vote. Senator Jay Rumas motioned to vote on this resolution by roll call on the grounds that “student governments have been playing a big role...
At this week’s meeting of the University of Rhode Island’s Student Senate, several representatives were elected and the bill calling for the annual re-recognition of student organizations was passed. Student Senate President Adriana Wilding presented a tuition increase of 2.8 percent for in-state students and 2.5 percent for out-of-state students...

Student Senate 11/14

In this week’s meeting of the University of Rhode Island’s Student Senate, the Finance Committee Chair Zachary Taylor had much to say during public forum regarding the resignation of Senate members and the atmosphere in the Senate chambers. During this term, there have been 13 general Senate member resignations and...
Cigarlight Story by Theresa Brown, Nicole Wagner and Ian Weiner The University of Rhode Island has received $12 million to complete exterior renovations and improve the heating and cooling system at the Fine Arts Center. The renovations will include new masonry-brick exterior veneer to be installed on the exterior of...

Student Senate 10/31

This week’s University of Rhode Island Student Senate meeting consisted of heavy debate on student pay and nominations of representatives for Senate. A bill was proposed by Senator Ryan Menard calling for all University student employees be paid time-and-a-half on all work completed on Rhode Island state holidays and Sundays....

Student Senate 10/14

During the University of Rhode Island’s Student Senate meeting this week, there was heavy debate over the censure, a formal expression of disapproval, of two senators as well as several clubs recognized by Senate. A bill was proposed to censure Senator Michael LeBeau on the grounds that he exceeded the...

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