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Hung up on exercising

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Student self publishes book on Amazon

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Nonviolence Center seeks to spark change on campus

Photo courtesy of the Nonviolence Center | Karen Housley, the art director of the United American Diversity Peace Flag, works in preparation to hang the flag in downtown providence "We've learned that if we were...

URI continues to improve upon housing options

The Department of Housing and Residential Life has been making extensive improvements and renovations over the past 15 years to residence halls at the University of Rhode Island. The department hopes that with these...

Asking the question: Wwhat do freshmen not know?

It can be tough being a millennial in college; unfortunately, some freshmen at the University of Rhode Island arrive here lacking certain skills. In other words: what do freshmen not know? Professors of largely freshman-dominated...

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