New dean of business looks beyond course work

This fall semester, the University of Rhode Island appointed Dr. Maling Ebrahimpour as Dean of the College of Business after the departure of his predecessor, Mark Higgins, to Saint Louis University in December. Ebrahimpour fulfilled...

Pharmacy building now Paramaz Avedisian Hall

On Oct. 16, the University of Rhode Island celebrated a dedication ceremony for the naming of the pharmacy building, now known as the Paramaz Avedisian ’54 Hall. In the past two years, there have been...

Senate ushers in new President and Vice President

Photo courtesy of Adriana Wilding and Abdulwhab Alquirtas. By Oluwatona Campbell and Juliana Cuomo On March 7 and March 8 students at the University of Rhode Island elected Adriana Wilding Abdulwhab “Wahab” Alquirtas as president and vice...

New class explores HIV/AIDS through many perspectives

The University of Rhode Island’s Lecturer Sara Murphy, Ph.D. is looking to engage students in the history and culture of HIV/AIDS. There are currently two sections of the class, the honors topics class HPR...

Series: the students behind the laptops

University of Rhode Island student Selena Evora said that her laptop (pictured right) demonstrates her participation in the Feminist Sticker Club. “It’s $3.99 per month and they send feminist stickers from artists every month- local...

Police Profile: meet former student, Officer Bush

While he has only been a part of the police force since May, Officer John Bush has been a part of the University of Rhode Island community since he was a student here in...

Police Profile: meet Lieutenant Chalek

  Some police officers at the University of Rhode Island have had extensive policing backgrounds even before they began their work at the university. Michael Chalek, lieutenant for the police department, knew he wanted to become...

New restaurant opens, offers rooftop dining

A comfortable and unique restaurant overlooking Narragansett Town Beach, Chair 5 recently opened in The Break Hotel on Ocean Road on June 29. The Break Hotel, which opened on June 19, is a completely new...

Police Profile: meet Officer Quaratella

After being a police officer for almost 20 years, Officer Thomas Quaratella came to the University of Rhode Island Police Department seeking a change. Ever since he was little, he always wanted to be a...

URI student startup promotes fair trade for textbooks

Students at the University of Rhode Island can anticipate a new way to buy and sell textbooks at fair trade, thanks to a student startup rolling out in early December. Senior accounting major Anthony Markey,...

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