Former EPA administrator named commencement speaker

Photo courtesy of Alex Wong On April 9, the University of Rhode Island announced that former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Regina “Gina” McCarthy, will be the 2018 undergraduate commencement speaker. A New England native,...

Student honors project brings new vegan cookbook

Photo courtesy of Haley Cidarholm |  Homemade vegan chickpea salad sandwich. Being a vegan for five years now, Haley Cedarholm wanted to incorporate her passion for veganism into her Honors project by creating a cookbook. She...

Meet URI’s newest Truman Scholar

Photo courtesy of Kathleen Maher Meet URI’s newest Truman scholar University of Rhode Island junior Andy Boardman has been awarded the Truman Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship that is given to college juniors across the country. The award...

WRIU DJ spotlight: Monica Conway

Photo by Autumn Walter |CIGAR| Monica holds the position of RIU2 Program Director, along with hosting her show on 90.3 WRIU FM Thursdays 1-3 p.m.. Jamming out to the rock and alternative music she grew...

Living off campus with pets

Photo by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR|  Many college students consider adopting a furry or scaly friend to give them company. But are University of Rhode Island students prepared financially and emotionally for the responsibility of a...

Make the jump from URI to Brown: the URI-Brown Early Identification Program

Rhode Island students on the pre-med track have an impressive program available to them, the URI-Brown Early Identification Program. The program is open to college students who are Rhode Island residents, have graduated from...

J Time recap

From April 9 to April 23,  Hillel held 11 events that made up the club’s annual “J Time.” J Time is a two week commemoration and celebration of Jewish Life. According to Yaniv Havusha, director...

P.L.E.A.S.E. hosts annual ‘Take Back the Week’ for sexual assault awareness month

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, The Women’s Center and the Peers Learning Educating and Supporting Everyone (P.L.E.A.S.E) will be holding events the week of April 23 to April 27. For those who are...

Where are the tampons on campus?

Photo by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR| “While tampons may be purchased in the pharmacy or at the CVS in the Emporium, they are not regularly distributed on campus through the departments that routinely give out...

‘Starfish’ offers new approach for University advising

Photo by Kayla Michaud |CIGAR|”However, many students on campus are unsure of what exactly the new system does.” The University of Rhode Island has begun using a new system called Starfish for various tasks with...

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