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After two and a half years of contract negotiations, the University of Rhode Island’s Part-Time Faculty Union received an offer last week from the university: a $200 per course pay increase over a five-year period. “It’s an embarrassment,” said PTFU President Edward Inman III. Currently, the university’s part-time faculty make...
The town of Narragansett is encouraging its residents, including students, to sign up for an emergency notification system for alerts this academic year. The system, named Everbridge after the external company that provides the service, gives municipalities the ability to send mass text messages, emails and phone calls to anyone...
Narragansett Citing a rise in parking issues, Town Council approved the first reading of an ordinance, Monday, recommending Inez Street, south of Kingstown Road, should become a no parking zone from 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. from the day after Labor Day to the day before Memorial Day.  They additionally...
The University of Rhode Island’s Student Senate gathered students, university administrators and officials from the Town of Narragansett Wednesday night to discuss new measures that the town has taken in response to last May’s disturbance in Eastward Look. Students had the opportunity to air any grievances from the first few...
The University of Rhode Island’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars will be inducting its 55 newest members this Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. During a ceremony that will include a keynote speech by Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady, the honor society will formally...
Students and faculty across campus are noticing a change in the school’s wireless internet this semester, prompting an influx of Wi-Fi-related calls and visits to the University of Rhode Island’s Help Desk. According to Mary Fetherston, the Associate Director for End User Support responsible for Classroom Media Assistance and the...
For the first time this academic year, the air in front of the University of Rhode Island’s Memorial Student Union was charged last week by confrontations between visiting religious demonstrators and upset students. Missionaries from an organization called Cross Country Evangelism stood on milk crates last Tuesday and held signs...
“Finance is probably one of the more demanding roles in Senate,” Brian Sit said.  A second-year senior chemical engineering major from East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Sit is approaching a year and a half as Student Senate’s Finance Chair. “Every week there are people coming in with grants,” Sit said, and...
It could come as a surprise to many University of Rhode Island students and Rhode Island taxpayers to learn that the list of top-earning state workers does not include any top legislators or even the state’s chief executive, Governor Lincoln Chafee. Instead, three of the top four are URI administrators,...
University of Rhode Island students living off-campus in Narragansett this academic year can expect some changes in response to a May 3 party in popular student neighborhood, Eastward Look, that will force the town and university to cooperate towards stricter rules and heavier enforcement of student disturbances. A combination of...

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